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Chapter 3. Guidelines for Implementation of the California Environmental Quality Act Article 1. General Amendments.   

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(a) These guidelines will be amended from time to time to match new developments relating to CEQA.

(b) Amendments to the guidelines apply prospectively only. New requirements in amendments will apply to steps in the CEQA process not yet undertaken by the date when agencies must comply with the amendments.

(c) If a document meets the content requirements in effect when the document is set out for public review, the document shall not need to be revised to conform to any new content requirements in guideline amendments taking effect before the document is finally approved.

(d) Public agencies shall comply with new requirements in amendments to the guidelines beginning with the earlier of the following two dates:

(1) The effective date of the agency's procedures amended to conform to the new guideline amendments; or

(2) The 120th day after the effective date of the guideline amendments.

(e) Public agencies may implement any permissive or advisory elements of the guidelines beginning with the effective date of the guideline amendments.

Authority cited:

Public Resources Code 21083


Public Resources Code 21082-21086

Stevens v. City of Glendale, 125 Cal. App. 3d 986.

(Amended by Register 2005, No. 40.)