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Chapter 3. Guidelines for Implementation of the California Environmental Quality Act Article 3. Authorities Granted to Public Agencies by CEQA Fees.   

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(a) For a project to be carried out by any person or entity other than the lead agency, the lead agency may charge and collect a reasonable fee from the person or entity proposing the project in order to recover the estimated costs incurred in preparing environmental documents and for procedures necessary to comply with CEQA on the project. Litigation expenses, costs and fees incurred in actions alleging noncompliance with CEQA are not recoverable under this section.

(b) Public agencies may charge and collect a reasonable fee from members of the public for a copy of an environmental document not to exceed the actual cost of reproducing a copy.

Authority cited:

Public Resources Code 21083


Public Resources Code 21089

Public Resources Code 21105

(Amended by Register 2005, No. 40.)