Chapter 5: Submissions of
§ 21160. Application for lease, permit, license, etc.; data
and information; purpose; trade secrets
Whenever any person applies to any public agency for a lease, permit, license,
certificate, or other entitlement for use, the public agency may require that
person to submit data and information which may be necessary to enable the
public agency to determine whether the proposed project may have a significant
effect on the environment or to prepare an environmental impact report.
If any or all of the information so submitted is a "trade secret" as
defined in Section 6254.7 of the Government Code by those submitting that
information, it shall not be included in the impact report or otherwise
disclosed by any public agency. This section shall not be construed to prohibit
the exchange of properly designated trade secrets between public agencies who
have lawful jurisdiction over the preparation of the impact report.
§ 21161. Completion of impact report; notice; validity of
Whenever a public agency has completed an environmental impact report, it shall
cause a notice of completion of that report to be filed with the Office of
Planning and Research. The notice of completion shall briefly identify the
project and shall indicate that an environmental impact report has been
prepared. Failure to file the notice required by this section shall not affect
the validity of a project.
§ 21162. Notice of completion of impact report
A copy of the notice of completion of an environmental impact report on a
project shall be provided, by the State Clearinghouse, to any legislator in
whose district the project has an environmental impact, if the legislator
requests the notice and the State Clearinghouse has received it.