Legal Resources | | T14 15053
Chapter 3. Guidelines for Implementation of the California Environmental Quality Act Article 4. Lead Agency Designation of Lead Agency by the Office of Planning and Research.
(a) If there is a dispute over which of several agencies should be the lead agency for a project, the disputing agencies should consult with each other in an effort to resolve the dispute prior to submitting it to the Office of Planning and Research. If an agreement cannot be reached, any public agency, or the applicant if a private project is involved, may submit the dispute to the Office of Planning and Research for resolution.
(b) The Office of Planning and Research shall designate a lead agency within 21 days after receiving a completed request to resolve a dispute.
(c) Regulations adopted by the Office of Planning and Research for resolving lead agency disputes may be found in Title 14, California Code of Regulations, Sections 16000 et seq.
(d) Designation of a lead agency by the Office of Planning and Research shall be based on consideration of the criteria in Section 15051 as well as the capacity of the agency to adequately fulfill the requirements of CEQA.
Public Resources Code 21083
Public Resources Code 21165
(Amended by Register 2005, No. 40.)