The California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) generally requires state and local government agencies, including the Commission, to inform decision makers and the public about the potentially significant environmental effects of a proposed project, ways to minimize those environmental effects, and to indicate alternatives to the project. If a project subject to CEQA will not result in potentially significant adverse effects to the environment, the Commission may adopt a document known as a Negative Declaration or a Mitigated Negative Declaration. If the project may cause adverse environmental effects, the Commission will prepare a more detailed informational document called an Environmental Impact Report (EIR). An EIR contains detailed information on potential effects, measures to mitigate those effects, and an analysis of alternatives to the project. A key feature of the CEQA review process is the opportunity for the public to provide input on Negative Declarations, Mitigated Negative Declarations, and EIRs.

New / Current CEQA and other Environmental Documents

Actions Taken with California Environmental Quality Act Suspensions

Completed Documents by Geographical Area


A CD version of the Final Environmental Document and any CEQA documents prior to 2001 may be requested from:

California State Lands Commission
100 Howe Avenue, Suite 100-South
Sacramento, CA 95825
Attn: Eric Gillies
(916) 574-1897

Abbreviations Used

APTR = Analysis of Impacts to Public Trust Resources and Values
CEQA = California Environmental Quality Act
EA = Environmental Assessment
EIR = Environmental Impact Report
EIS = Environmental Impact Statement
FONSI = Finding of No Significant Impact
IS = Initial Study
MND = Mitigated Negative Declaration
ND = Negative Declaration
NEPA = National Environmental Policy Act
NOI = Notice of Intent
NOP = Notice of Preparation