What is a Responsible Agency?
- A public agency other than the lead agency which has discretionary
approval over the project.
What is a NOD?
- A brief notice to be filed by a public agency after it approves or
determines to carry out a project subject to the requirements of CEQA.
Purpose of the NOD:
- To state that the responsible agency has considered the EIR or negative
declaration as prepared by a lead agency with respect to its discretionary
approval power over the project.
When Does Local Responsible Agency File NOD?
- After local responsible agency decides to approve or carry out part of
a project for which an EIR or negative declaration has previously been
prepared by the lead agency, the responsible agency should file a notice of
determination with the County Clerk within 5 days of approval.
- NOD should be posted by clerk within 24 hours of receipt, should remain
posted for 30 days, and should be sent to anyone previously requesting
- For information on the filing of a NOD by another agency go to the NOD Index Page.
Contents of NOD:
- Name, location, and brief description of the project.
- Date of approval.
- Responsible local agency's conclusions on significant effects of the
- Findings regarding mitigation of significant environmental impacts, any
statement of overriding considerations adopted, and any mitigation measures
adopted upon which project approval is conditioned.
- Statement that EIR of negative declaration was "considered" in the
- Location where final EIR or negative declaration and record of project
approval are available for review.
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