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2. Identify ways that environmental damage can be avoided or significantly reduced; 3. Require changes in projects through the use of alternatives or mitigation measures when feasible;
4. Disclose to the public the reasons why a project was approved if significant environmental effects are involved;
5. Encourage early coordination among agencies in reviewing projects; and, 6. Provide better opportunity for public participation. The analysis of a project required by CEQA usually takes the form of an Environmental Impact Report (EIR), Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), Negative Declaration (ND), or Environmental Assessment (EA).