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§ 15380. Endangered, Rare or Threatened Species.


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 20. Definitions
14 CCR § 15380
§ 15380. Endangered, Rare or Threatened Species.
(a) “Species” as used in this section means a species or subspecies of animal or plant or a variety of plant.
(b) A species of animal or plant is:
(1) “Endangered” when its survival and reproduction in the wild are in immediate jeopardy from one or more causes, including loss of habitat, change in habitat, overexploitation, predation, competition, disease, or other factors; or
(2) “Rare” when either:
(A) Although not presently threatened with extinction, the species is existing in such small numbers throughout all or a significant portion of its range that it may become endangered if its environment worsens; or
(B) The species is likely to become endangered within the foreseeable future throughout all or a significant portion of its range and may be considered “threatened” as that term is used in the Federal Endangered Species Act.
(c) A species of animal or plant shall be presumed to be endangered, rare or threatened, as it is listed in:
(1) Sections 670.2 or 670.5, Title 14, California Code of Regulations; or
(2) Title 50, Code of Federal Regulations Sections 17.11 or 17.12 pursuant to the Federal Endangered Species Act as rare, threatened, or endangered.
(d) A species not included in any listing identified in subdivision (c) shall nevertheless be considered to be endangered, rare or threatened, if the species can be shown to meet the criteria in subdivision (b).
(e) This definition shall not include any species of the Class Insecta which is a pest whose protection under the provisions of CEQA would present an overwhelming and overriding risk to man as determined by:
(1) The Director of Food and Agriculture with regard to economic pests; or
(2) The Director of Health Services with regard to health risks.
Note: Authority cited: Section 21083, Public Resources Code. Reference: Section 21001(c), Public Resources Code.
1. Amendment of section heading, subsections (c), (c)(1) and (d), and Note filed 5-27-97; operative 5-27-97 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4(d) (Register 97, No. 22).
2. Change without regulatory effect amending subsection (d) and Note 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 § 15380, 14 CA ADC § 15380
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