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Environmental Review Documents (CEQA/EIR)

​The California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) is a state statute that requires state and local agencies to identify the significant environmental impacts of their actions and to avoid or mitigate those impacts, if feasible.

Review Documents
Current Enviro Review Docs (2011-present)
Review Documents
Completed Enviro Review Docs
Review Documents
Cannabis Project Notices of Exemption (NOEs)

Large projects must first complete this environmental review before the City will issue permits.

To help clarify and standardize analysis and decision-making in the environmental review process, the City of Oakland has established the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Thresholds of Significance (which have been in general use since at least 2002). These Thresholds are offered as guidance in preparing all environmental review documents (including Initial Studies and EIRs).

Please note that in the spring of 2023, the City of Oakland amended its CEQA Thresholds (linked above) to align with the mitigation measures in the City of Oakland General Plan Update Phase I Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR).

Posted: August 31st, 2018 3:44 PM

Last Updated: October 20th, 2023 2:01 PM

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