What is a Negative Declaration and when is it required?
A negative declaration (neg dec or ND) is a brief report written by the lead agency describing the reasons that a proposed project, not exempt from CEQA, will not have a significant effect on the environment and therefore does not require the preparation of an EIR. An ND is prepared when the lead agency finds that there is no substantial evidence that a project may have a significant environmental effect.

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1. What is CEQA?
2. What projects are subject to CEQA?
3. Who is exempt from CEQA?
4. What is an EIR, and when is it required?
5. What is a Negative Declaration and when is it required?
6. What is an Initial Study (IS)?
7. What constitutes "significance"?
8. How do I process an ADU (Accessory Dwelling Units)?