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§ 15149. Use of Registered Professionals in Preparing EIRs.

14 CA ADC § 15149Barclays Official California Code of Regulations

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Title 14. Natural Resources
Division 6. Resources Agency
Chapter 3. Guidelines for Implementation of the California Environmental Quality Act (Refs & Annos)
Article 10. Considerations in Preparing EIRs and Negative Declarations
14 CCR § 15149
§ 15149. Use of Registered Professionals in Preparing EIRs.
(a) A number of statutes provide that certain professional services can be provided to the public only by individuals who have been registered by a registration board established under California law. Such statutory restrictions apply to a number of professions including but not limited to engineering, land surveying, forestry, geology, and geophysics.
(b) In its intended usage, an EIR is not a technical document that can be prepared only by a registered professional. The EIR serves as a public disclosure document explaining the effects of the proposed project on the environment, alternatives to the project, and ways to minimize adverse effects and to increase beneficial effects. As a result of information in the EIR, the lead agency should establish requirements or conditions on project design, construction, or operation in order to protect or enhance the environment. State statutes may provide that only registered professionals can prepare technical studies which will be used in or which will control the detailed design, construction, or operation of the proposed project and which will be prepared in support of an EIR.

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Note: Authority cited: Section 21083, Public Resources Code. Reference: Sections 21003, 21061 and 21100, Public Resources Code.
History
1. Change without regulatory effect amending Note filed 10-6-2005 pursuant to section 100, title 1, California Code of Regulations (Register 2005, No. 40).
This database is current through 6/7/24 Register 2024, No. 23.
Cal. Admin. Code tit. 14, § 15149, 14 CA ADC § 15149
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