California Environmental Quality Control Act (CEQA) Toolbox
CEQA and the CIWMBThe California Integrated Waste Management Board (CIWMB or Board) operates in cooperation with local government to assure protection of the public health, safety, and the environment from the potentially detrimental effects of improper solid waste management (and solid waste facilities permits (SWFPs). As a lead or responsible agency, as defined in CEQA, the Board complies with both the procedural and substantive requirements of CEQA.
The CEQA seeks to accomplish the following five major objectives using the procedures indicated below:
Disclose Environmental Impacts
Prevent or Reduce Environmental Damage
Disclose Agency Decisions
Promote Interagency Coordination
Encourage Public Participation
This toolbox includes information on:
Top Ten CEQA ProblemsThe 10 problems that may occur during the CEQA process are:
1. The lead agency did not contact all responsible agencies.
2. Early and/or complete consultation with responsible agencies.
3. Project changes after review period ends and prior to approval of the project.
4. The lead agency did not directly prepare an environmental document or review the prepared document for their approval prior to circulating it for public review.
5. Lead agency did not circulate the document through the State Clearinghouse.
6. Misuse of exemptions
7. Responsible agency comments may conflict with those of other agencies.
8. Lead agency did not provide notice of the availability of the environmental document for public review or did not notice the date when the project approval will be considered.
9. Lead agency did not consider comments from responsible agencies.
10. Lead agency did not file a notice of determination (NOD) with the county clerk and/or State Clearinghouse.
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