What is a Categorical Exemption?

by Andrew Shaffer  on June 27, 2018 | | No comments

The Resources Agency has developed a list of activities that are presumed to not have a significant impact on the environment. These categorical exemptions to CEQA are listed in the CEQA Guidelines. (14 CCR 15300.) If the lead agency determines that a categorical exemption applies, they file a notice of exemption.

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Andrew Shaffer is the California Preservation Foundation’s Engagement Director. His job includes sharing stories of CPF’s work and collaborating with members and partner organizations on preservation issues across California. Prior to joining CPF, he studied at the University of San Francisco and the University of Wisconsin, where he specialized in LGBTQ history, preservation, and activism. Andrew is a transplant to San Francisco and loves showing off his adopted hometown to people from all over the world.