Does my project qualify for an Exemption?

After it is determined that an activity or action is a “project” under CEQA, the Lead Agency will next consider whether a specific CEQA exemption applies.

In order to determine whether a project qualifies for an exemption, the Lead Agency evaluates whether the project fits into any of the statutory or categorical exemptions listed in Articles 18 and 19 in the State CEQA Guidelines, respectively. If it is plainly clear that the activity has no potential to result in any significant environmental impacts, a “common sense” exemption may apply [State CEQA Guidelines Section 15061(b)(3)].

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1. What is CEQA?
2. Where did CEQA come from?
3. When does CEQA apply?
4. Who does it affect?
5. How is it implemented?
6. Does my project qualify for an Exemption?
7. What are Exceptions from Exemptions?