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Appendix J Examples of Tiering EIR's


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 Appendix J
Appendix J Examples of Tiering EIR's
Multiple-family residential development/residential and commercial or retail mixed-use development (PRC 21158.5 and Guidelines 15179.5)
• project is multiple-family residential development up to 100 units or is a residential and commercial or retail mixed-use development of not more than 100,000 square feet
• if project complies with procedures in section 21158.5, only a focused EIR need be prepared, notwithstanding the fact that the project wasn't identified in the Master EIR
Redevelopment Project (15180)
• all public and private activities or undertakings in furtherance of a redevelopment plan (public or private) constitute a single project
• the redevelopment plan EIR is treated as a program EIR
• no subsequent EIR is required for individual components of the redevelopment plan unless substantial changes or substantial new information triggers a subsequent EIR or supplement to an EIR pursuant to (sections 15162 or 15163)
Housing/neighborhood commercial facilities (15181)
• a project involving construction of housing or neighborhood commercial facilities in an urbanized area
• a prior EIR for a specific plan, local coastal program, or port master plan may be used as the EIR for such a project (no new EIR need be prepared) provided section 15181 procedures are complied with
Projects Consistent with Community Plan, General Plan, or Zoning (15183)
• a project which is consistent with a community plan adopted as part of a general plan or zoning ordinance or a general plan of a local agency and where there was an EIR certified for the zoning action or master plan
• the EIR for the residential project need only examine certain significant environmental effects, as outlined in section 15183
Regulations on Pollution Control Equipment (PRC section 21159)
• section 21159 requires environmental analysis of reasonably foreseeable methods of compliance at the time of adoption of rule or regulation requiring the installation of pollution control equipment
• an EIR prepared at the time of adoption of the rule or regulation is deemed to satisfy the requirement of section 21159
Installation of Pollution Control Equipment (PRC section 21159.1)
• a focused EIR is permitted where project 1) consists solely of installation of pollution control equipment; 2) is required by rule or regulation adopted by the State Air Resources Board, an air pollution control district or air quality management district, the State Water Resources Control Board, a California regional water quality control board, the Dept. of Toxic Substances Control, or the California Integrated Waste Management Board; and 3) meets the procedural requirements outlined in section 21159.1
1. New Appendix J filed 2-2-78; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 78, No. 5).
2. Relettering of former Appendix J to Appendix I and new Appendix J filed 10-26-98; operative 10-26-98 pursuant to Public Resources Code section 21087 (Register 98, No. 44).
This database is current through 1/7/22 Register 2022, No. 1
14 CCR Appendix J, 14 CA ADC Appendix J
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