UC CEQA Handbook: Table of Contents
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CHAPTER 1

INTRODUCTION [PDF]
1.1 Purpose of CEQA [PDF]
1.2 Purpose of the UC CEQA Handbook [PDF]
1.3 CEQA Roles of the University of California [PDF]
1.4 Framework, Organization and Contents of the UC Handbook [PDF]
1.5 How to Use the UC CEQA Handbook [PDF]


CHAPTER 2

PROCEDURAL REQUIREMENTS FOR CEQA COMPLIANCE [PDF]
2.0.1 UC CEQA Process Flow Chart
2.0.2 The Timing for Preparing Environmental Documents

2.1 Project Definition/Classification/Initial Study [PDF]

2.1.1 Project Definition [PDF]
2.1.2 Environmental Classification [PDF]
2.1.3 CEQA Exemptions [PDF]
2.1.4 Initial Study [PDF]
2.1.5 Agency Consultation [PDF]
2.1.6 Determination of Significance [PDF]
2.1.7 Decision to Prepare a Negative Declaration or an EIR [PDF]

2.2 Negative Declaration And Mitigated Negative Declaration [PDF]

2.2.1 Preparation of a Negative Declaration/Mitigated Negative Declaration [PDF]
2.2.2 Public Notice/Agency and Public Review [PDF]
2.2.3 Response to Comments and Recirculation (if required) [PDF]
2.2.4 Preparation of Final Negative Declaration or Mitigated Negative Declaration, Findings, and Mitigation Monitoring Program [PDF]
2.2.5 Project Approval for Negative Declaration or Mitigated Negative Declaration [PDF]
2.2.6 Notice of Determination (NOD) for Negative Declaration or Mitigated Negative Declaration [PDF]
2.2.7 Thirty Day Statute of Limitations [PDF]

2.3 Environmental Impact Report [PDF]

2.3.1 Determining Which Type of EIR to Prepare [PDF]
2.3.2 Notice of Preparation (NOP) [PDF]
2.3.3 NOP Review Period [PDF]
2.3.4 Scoping Session [PDF]
2.3.5 Preparation of Administrative Draft EIR [PDF]
2.3.6 Administrative Review (Campus, Office of the President and General Counsel) [PDF]
2.3.7 Preparation of Draft EIR [PDF]
2.3.8 Notice of Completion (NOC) [PDF]
2.3.9 Public Review of Draft EIR [PDF]
2.3.10 Public Hearing [PDF]
2.3.11 Recirculation of an EIR Prior to Certification [PDF]
2.3.12 Preparation of Final EIR: Comments and Responses Document [PDF]
2.3.13 Findings and Statement of Overriding Considerations [PDF]
2.3.14 Preparation of Regents’ Items [PDF]
2.3.15 Certification of the EIR and Project Approval [PDF]
2.3.16 Notice of Determination (NOD) for an EIR [PDF]
2.3.17 Thirty Day Statute of Limitations [PDF]

2.4 Findings [PDF]

2.5 Hiring and Managing Consultants and Attorney [PDF]

2.6 Relationship to Other Environmental Laws and Regulations [PDF]

2.7 Structuring the LRDP EIR [PDF]

2.8 Structuring Tiered Documents [PDF]


CHAPTER 3

CONTENT REQUIREMENTS FOR CEQA COMPLIANCE [PDF]

3.1 Initial Study [PDF]

3.1.1 Introduction to Preparing Initial Studies [PDF]
3.1.2 Initial Study Format and Content [PDF]

3.2 Negative Declaration And Mitigated Negative Declaration [PDF]

3.2.1 Introduction to Preparing Negative Declarations [PDF]
3.2.2 Negative Declaration Format and Content [PDF]
3.2.3 Mitigated Negative Declaration [PDF]

3.3 Environmental Impact Report [PDF]

3.3.1 Introduction to Preparing EIRs [PDF]
3.3.2 EIR Introduction [PDF]
3.3.3 Summary [PDF]
3.3.4 Project Description for EIR [PDF]
3.3.5 Setting/Impacts/Mitigation Measures [PDF]
3.3.6 Aesthetics [PDF]
3.3.7 Agricultural Resources [PDF]
3.3.8 Air Quality [PDF]
3.3.9 Biological Resources [PDF]
3.3.10 Cultural Resources [PDF]
3.3.11 Geology and Soils [PDF]
3.3.12 Hazards and Hazardous Materials [PDF]
3.3.13 Hydrology and Water Quality [PDF]
3.3.14 Land Use and Planning [PDF]
3.3.15 Mineral Resources [PDF]
3.3.16 Noise [PDF]
3.3.17 Population and Housing [PDF]
3.3.18 Public Services [PDF]
3.3.19 Recreation [PDF]
3.3.20 Transportation/Traffic [PDF]
3.3.21 Utilities, Energy and Service Systems [PDF]
3.3.22 Growth-Inducing Impacts [PDF]
3.3.23 Cumulative Impacts [PDF]
3.3.24 Significant Irreversible Changes [PDF]
3.3.25 Alternatives [PDF]
3.3.26 Technical Appendices/Incorporation by Reference [PDF]

3.4 Findings [PDF]

3.5 Approving Projects Following Approval of an LRDP [PDF]

3.6 Administrative Record [PDF]


CHAPTER 4

PUBLIC INVOLVEMENT [PDF]

4.1 Formal Requirements [PDF]

4.2 Informal Techniques [PDF]


CHAPTER 5

MITIGATION MEASURES AND MONITORING [PDF]

5.1 Introduction [PDF]

5.2 Developing Mitigation Measures and a Monitoring Program [PDF]

5.3 The LRDP EIR Mitigation Measure and Monitoring Framework [PDF]


LIST OF FIGURES


Figure 1 UC CEQA Roles Section 1.3
Figure 2 UC CEQA Process Flow Chart Section 2.0.1
Figure 3 Environmental Classification Section 2.1.2
Figure 4 Fair Argument Standard Section 2.1.7
Figure 5 Administrative Review Section 2.3.6
Figure 6 Notice of Completion Section 2.3.8
Figure 7 Public Review Section 2.3.9
Figure 8 Findings Section 2.3.13
Figure 9 Project Alternatives Section 3.3.25
Figure 10 Program LRDP EIR Section 3.5
Figure 11 Types of Mitigation Measures for LRDP EIRs Section 5.3
Figure 12 Mitigation Monitoring Process for LRDP EIR: Project-Related Actions Section 5.3
Figure 13 Mitigation Monitoring Process for LRDP EIR:Service Levels Section 5.3
Figure 14 Mitigation Monitoring Process for LRDP EIR: Administrative Measures Section 5.3


LIST OF TABLES
Table 1 Timeline For Preparing Environmental Documents Section 2.0.2
Table 2 CEQA/NEPA Comparison of Procedures Section 2.6
Table 3 Contents of EIRs and EISs Section 2.6
Table 4 Sample EIR Summary Table Section 3.3.3
Table 5 Sample Alternatives Matrix Section 3.3.25
Table 6 Comparison of State Statute Definition of Administrative Record and Suggested UC Equivalents Section 3.6
Table 7 Public Participation in the UC CEQA process Section 4.1
Table 8 Steps in the Public Involvement Process Section 4.2
Table 9 Models, Tools, and Techniques for Public Involvement Section 4.2
Table 10 Sample Mitigation Monitoring Status Report Checklist Section 5.1


APPENDICES
Appendix A Amended UC Procedures for Implementation of CEQA (pdf)
Appendix B Project Planning Guide (PPG) Outline
Appendix C Environmental Impact Classification Form (EIC Form) (doc)
Appendix D Notice of Exemption (pdf)
Appendix E Environmental Checklist/Initial Study (pdf)
Appendix F List of Reviewing Agencies
Appendix G Notice of Intent to Adopt a Negative Declaration (pdf)
Appendix H Notice of Completion – Negative Declaration (pdf)
Appendix I Environmental Document Transmittal Form
Appendix J Notice of Determination – Negative Declaration (pdf)
Appendix K Sample Campus Approval Letter
Appendix L Notice of Preparation – EIR (pdf)
Appendix M Notice of Completion – EIR (pdf)
Appendix N Notice of Determination – Findings (pdf)
Appendix O Notice of Determination – EIR (pdf)
Appendix P Department of Fish and Game Certificate of Fee Exemption (pdf)


GLOSSARY

ACRONYMS

REFERENCES

INDEX OF REVISIONS

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