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§ 15273. Rates, Tolls, Fares, and Charges.


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 § 15273
§ 15273. Rates, Tolls, Fares, and Charges.
(a) CEQA does not apply to the establishment, modification, structuring, restructuring, or approval of rates, tolls, fares, and other charges by public agencies which the public agency finds are for the purpose of:
(1) Meeting operating expenses, including employee wage rates and fringe benefits,
(2) Purchasing or leasing supplies, equipment, or materials,
(3)Meeting financial reserve needs and requirements,
(4) Obtaining funds for capital projects, necessary to maintain service within existing service areas, or
(5) Obtaining funds necessary to maintain such intra-city transfers as are authorized by city charter.
(b) Rate increases to fund capital projects for the expansion of a system remain subject to CEQA. The agency granting the rate increase shall act either as the lead agency if no other agency has prepared environmental documents for the capital project or as a responsible agency if another agency has already complied with CEQA as the lead agency.
(c) The public agency shall incorporate written findings in the record of any proceeding in which an exemption under this section is claimed setting forth with specificity the basis for the claim of exemption.
Note: Authority cited: Section 21083, Public Resources Code. Reference: Section 21080(b)(8), 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 1/7/22 Register 2022, No. 1
14 CCR § 15273, 14 CA ADC § 15273
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