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§ 15268. Ministerial Projects.

14 CA ADC § 15268Barclays 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 18. Statutory Exemptions
14 CCR § 15268
§ 15268. Ministerial Projects.
(a) Ministerial projects are exempt from the requirements of CEQA. The determination of what is “ministerial” can most appropriately be made by the particular public agency involved based upon its analysis of its own laws, and each public agency should make such determination either as a part of its implementing regulations or on a case-by-case basis.
(b) In the absence of any discretionary provision contained in the local ordinance or other law establishing the requirements for the permit, license, or other entitlement for use, the following actions shall be presumed to be ministerial:
(1) Issuance of building permits.
(2) Issuance of business licenses.
(3) Approval of final subdivision maps.
(4) Approval of individual utility service connections and disconnections.
(c) Each public agency should, in its implementing regulations or ordinances, provide an identification or itemization of its projects and actions which are deemed ministerial under the applicable laws and ordinances.
(d) Where a project involves an approval that contains elements of both a ministerial action and a discretionary action, the project will be deemed to be discretionary and will be subject to the requirements of CEQA.


Note: Authority cited: Section 21083, Public Resources Code. Reference: Section 21080(b)(1), Public Resources Code; Day v. City of Glendale, 51 Cal. App. 3d 817.
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 2/23/24 Register 2024, No. 8.
Cal. Admin. Code tit. 14, § 15268, 14 CA ADC § 15268
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