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§ 15202. Public Hearings.

14 CA ADC § 15202Barclays Official California Code of Regulations

Barclays California Code of Regulations
Title 14. Natural Resources
Division 6. Resources Agency
Chapter 3. Guidelines for Implementation of the California Environmental Quality Act (Refs & Annos)
Article 13. Review and Evaluation of EIRs and Negative Declarations
14 CCR § 15202
§ 15202. Public Hearings.
(a) CEQA does not require formal hearings at any stage of the environmental review process. Public comments may be restricted to written communications.
(b) If an agency provides a public hearing on its decision to carry out or approve a project, the agency should include environmental review as one of the subjects for the hearing.
(c) A public hearing on the environmental impact of a project should usually be held when the lead agency determines it would facilitate the purposes and goals of CEQA to do so. The hearing may be held in conjunction with and as a part of normal planning activities.
(d) A draft EIR or negative declaration should be used as a basis for discussion at a public hearing. The hearing may be held at a place where public hearings are regularly conducted by the lead agency or at another location expected to be convenient to the public.
(e) Notice of all public hearings shall be given in a timely manner. This notice may be given in the same form and time as notice for other regularly conducted public hearings of the public agency. To the extent that the public agency maintains an Internet web site, notice of all public hearings should be made available in electronic format on that site.
(f) A public agency may include, in its implementing procedures, procedures for the conducting of public hearings pursuant to this section. The procedures may adopt existing notice and hearing requirements of the public agency for regularly conducted legislative, planning, and other activities.
(g) There is no requirement for a public agency to conduct a public hearing in connection with its review of an EIR prepared by another public agency.


Note: Authority cited: Section 21083, Public Resources Code. Reference: Sections 21000, 21082, 21108 and 21152, Public Resources Code; Concerned Citizens of Palm Desert, Inc. v. Board of Supervisors (1974) 38 Cal. App. 3d 272.
1. Amendment of subsection (e) filed 10-26-98; operative 10-26-98 pursuant to Public Resources Code section 21087 (Register 98, No. 44).
2. 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 7/5/24 Register 2024, No. 27.
Cal. Admin. Code tit. 14, § 15202, 14 CA ADC § 15202
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