This article will initially describe CEQA, its exemptions, and the lack of notice requirements for exemption decisions. Next, this article will set forth the reasons why additional notice provisions are necessary to protect communities from agencies erroneously exempting projects that adversely impact the environment from environmental review. Lastly, this article will propose guidelines for projects that should require additional notice, explain how to implement them, and outline the information the notice should contain.
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