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    Environmental Thresholds and Guidelines Manual

    Environmental Thresholds and Guidelines Manual has been prepared to assist the public, the applicant, environmental consulting firms, and County decision makers in understanding the use and application of various environmental impact thresholds as they relate to project proposals.

    The manual was republished July 2015.


    County Guidelines for the Implementation of CEQA

    County Guidelines for the Implementation of CEQA establishes the definitions, procedures and forms for implementation of CEQA and acts as a supplement to the State CEQA Guidelines.

    This document is updated on a periodic basis in order to include amendments adopted by the Board of Supervisors. Recently adopted amendments may not yet be incorporated into this copy.


    California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA)

    California Public Resources Code and State CEQA Guidelines establish requirements intended to inform decision-makers and the public of potential environmental effects of proposed activities, identify ways to reduce or avoid environmental damage, prevent environmental damage by requiring changes to projects, and disclose why a project has been approved where significant environmental effects are involved.



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