Is a public hearing required?

Once all the information is generated and reviewed, the lead agency must make the final decision to permit the project. Nevada County has adopted procedures that require a public hearing for all environmental documents (Environmental Impact Report, Negative Declaration, and Mitigated Negative Declaration) to provide an opportunity for written or oral comments by interested parties. During the public hearing, the County’s Planning Commission and/or Board of Supervisors accept public testimony on the environmental document, as well as the project itself. While many projects go through the CEQA process without issue. Once the lead agency gives its final determination, anyone who objects or is adversely impacted can challenge the project’s approval. This action may further develop the project, bring additional mitigation or adaptation measures to the project.

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1. What is the California Environmental Quality Act and what is its purpose?
2. Why is CEQA important?
3. How does CEQA work?
4. What is considered a project under CEQA?
5. Does every project require CEQA review?
6. What is an exemption?
7. What is an Initial Study?
8. What is a Significant Impact? How do you decide whether an impact is significant?
9. What is a mitigation measure?
10. What is a Negative Declaration or a Mitigated Negative Declaration?
11. What is an Environmental Impact Report (EIR)? When is one required?
12. What happens after the environmental document is finished?
13. Is a public hearing required?
14. How to citizens get involved? What are the public notice requirements?