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Chapter 3. Guidelines for Implementation of the California Environmental Quality Act Article 13. Review and Evaluation of EIRs and Negative Declarations Failure to Comment.   

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If any public agency or person who is consulted with regard to an EIR or negative declaration fails to comment within a reasonable time as specified by the lead agency, it shall be assumed, absent a request for a specific extension of time, that such agency or person has no comment to make. Although the lead agency need not respond to late comments, the lead agency may choose to respond to them.

Authority cited:

Public Resources Code 21083


Public Resources Code 21104

Public Resources Code 21153

Cleary v. County of Stanislaus (1981) 118 Cal. App. 3d 348. Formerly Section 15162.

(Amended by Register 2005, No. 40.)