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CEQA: The California Environmental Quality Act

2019 CEQA Statutes and Guidelines

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Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions About CEQA


The Natural Resources Agency has finalized updates to the CEQA Guidelines. The final text, final statement of reasons (including comments and responses to comments), and related materials are posted below. The changes have been approved by the Office of Administrative Law and are now in effect.

Contact the Legal Department

Please note, the Resources Agency does not enforce CEQA, nor does it review for compliance with CEQA the many state and local agency actions which are subject to CEQA. Resources Agency legal staff cannot provide advice to private citizens or other public agencies regarding CEQA compliance or implementation. For further information, see the Frequently Asked Questions link above.

Christopher Calfee, Deputy Secretary and General Counsel

Heather Baugh, Assistant General Counsel

Emiko Burchill, Assistant General Counsel

To contact the Natural Resources Agency please email ceqaquestions@resources.ca.gov or call (916) 653-5656.

Contact State Clearinghouse in the Governor's Office of Planning and Research

The State Clearinghouse in the Governor's Office of Planning and Research may be able to answer non-legal technical CEQA questions. You can reach the Clearinghouse via e-mail at state.clearinghouse@opr.ca.gov, or by telephone at 916-445-0613.

The California Natural Resources Agency has finalized Appendix G for the AB 52, Gatto 2014 regulatory update. Further information and the supporting documentation are here: