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Chapter 3. Guidelines for Implementation of the California Environmental Quality Act Article 2. General Responsibilities General.   

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Each public agency is responsible for complying with CEQA and these Guidelines. A public agency must meet its own responsibilities under CEQA and shall not rely on comments from other public agencies or private citizens as a substitute for work CEQA requires the lead agency to accomplish. For example, a lead agency is responsible for the adequacy of its environmental documents. The lead agency shall not knowingly release a deficient document hoping that public comments will correct defects in the document.

Authority cited:

Public Resources Code 21083


Public Resources Code 21082

Public Resources Code 21082.1

Russian Hill Improvement Association v. Board of Permit Appeals, 44 Cal. App. 3d 158 (1975).

(Amended by Register 2005, No. 40.)