NORTH COAST UNIFIED AIR QUALITY MANAGEMENT DISTRICT

RULE 210 - ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT

If the Control Officer determines that the application is for a project or a portion of a project for which another public agency has already acted as the lead agency in compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act of 1970 (CEQA), no further processing of environmental documents shall be required. The Control Officer shall then follow the procedure set forth in Article XII of Appendix A to this regulation.

If the Control Officer determines that the application is for a project which does not fall within the above paragraph, and the Control Officer determines that the project is ministerial, categorically exempt or will have no significant effect on the environment, it shall be exempt from the requirements of CEQA. If the Control Officer determines that such project is not ministerial, is not categorically exempt but that it may have a significant effect on the environment, the Procedures for Environmental Impact Review as found in Appendix A to this regulation, shall be followed. Other project reviews performed by the District may proceed concurrently with a detailed environmental assessment, but no Authority to Construct may be issued by the Control Officer until completion and filing of the Notice of Determination.