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Public Resources Code - PRC

DIVISION 13. ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY [21000 - 21189.70.10]

  ( Division 13 added by Stats. 1970, Ch. 1433. )

CHAPTER 5. Submission of Information [21160 - 21161]
  ( Chapter 5 added by Stats. 1972, Ch. 1154. )


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.

(Added by Stats. 1972, Ch. 1154.)


Whenever a public agency has completed an environmental document, 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 document has been prepared. The notice of completion shall identify the project location by latitude and longitude. Failure to file the notice required by this section shall not affect the validity of a project.

(Amended by Stats. 2019, Ch. 466, Sec. 9. (AB 1824) Effective January 1, 2020.)

PRCPublic Resources Code - PRC