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Posted on: March 19, 2021

Community Meeting: Introduction to CEQA (California Environmental Quality Act)

CEQA Training: April 1, 2021 6:30-8pm

Join Nevada County for an online community meeting introducing CEQA (California Environmental Quality Act) to residents on Thursday, April 1, 2021 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. CEQA is a statewide policy implemented for environmental protection. The CEQA law requirements mandate that state and local agencies to follow a protocol of analysis and public disclosure of potential environmental impacts associated with proposed development projects.

The County of Nevada is providing this online community meeting in order to educate anyone interested in how the CEQA process works and how they can become involved and informed of land use developments that they may be interested in learning more about.  

The meeting aims to guide participants through the background of CEQA law and its requirements and will provide answers the following questions.

  • What triggers CEQA?
  • When does CEQA apply to a project?
  • What is the CEQA process and what are the issue areas that will be analyzed?
  • How does the public become informed and when are the opportunities to provide comments?
  • How does one prepare an effective comment?

The webinar will also provide time for participants to ask questions of the webinar presenters. Please join the community meeting here

“While the CEQA process can be complicated and lengthy, this training is designed to provide information to the public regarding how the entire process works and will help inform our citizens of how they can become involved in land use planning decisions,” said Brian Foss, Nevada County Planning Director

If you can’t attend, the presentation will be available later at

For more information visit You may also contact the Nevada County Planning Department directly at or 530-265-1222, Option 2.

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