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§ 15271. Early Activities Related to Thermal Power Plants.


Barclays Official California Code of Regulations Currentness
Title 14. Natural Resources
Division 6. Resources Agency
Chapter 3. Guidelines for Implementation of the California Environmental Quality Act
Article 18. Statutory Exemptions
14 CCR § 15271
§ 15271. Early Activities Related to Thermal Power Plants.
(a) CEQA does not apply to actions undertaken by a public agency relating to any thermal power plant site or facility, including the expenditure, obligation, or encumbrance of funds by a public agency for planning, engineering, or design purposes, or for the conditional sale or purchase of equipment, fuel, water (except groundwater), steam, or power for such a thermal power plant, if the thermal power plant site and related facility will be the subject of an EIR or negative declaration or other document or documents prepared pursuant to a regulatory program certified pursuant to Public Resources Code Section 21080.5, which will be prepared by:
(1) The State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission,
(2) The Public Utilities Commission, or
(3) The city or county in which the power plant and related facility would be located.
(b) The EIR, negative declaration, or other document prepared for the thermal power plant site or facility, shall include the environmental impact, if any, of the early activities described in this section.
(c) This section acts to delay the timing of CEQA compliance from the early activities of a utility to the time when a regulatory agency is requested to approve the thermal power plant and shifts the responsibility for preparing the document to the regulatory agency.
Note: Authority cited: Section 21083, Public Resources Code. Reference: Section 15080(b)(6), Public Resources Code.
1. Change without regulatory effect amendingNote filed 10-6-2005 pursuant to section 100, title 1, California Code of Regulations (Register 2005, No. 40).
This database is current through 7/29/22 Register 2022, No. 30
14 CCR § 15271, 14 CA ADC § 15271
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