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Environmental Review

As required by the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), passed by the California Legislature in 1970, the City of Half Moon Bay conducts environmental review of public and private projects before they are heard for approval. The environmental documents produced by the City are provided to both decision makers and the public for their consideration and comment. These environmental documents include Initial Studies/Negative Declarations (IS/NDs and Environmental Impact Reports (EIRs).

Included within these webpages are an overview of the environmental review process and links to other relevant sites.  Please use the links shown below to access these pages.

For more information regarding the environmental review process, please contact the Planning Division at (650) 726-8250.

Environmental Review Process

California Coastal Commission

California Environmental Resources Evaluation System - CERES

Governor's Office of Planning and Research