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negative declaration

n. a finding by a city council or other local government that a proposed development or project would have no effect on the environment and therefore the developer need not prepare and file an "environmental impact report." (See: environmental impact report, EIR)

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Following its examination of all the relevant factors, DCP issued a Negative Declaration on April 20, 2009, which explained DCP's determination of no significant impact on the environment from the Rezoning.
100) A SEQRA negative declaration can be reversed for failure to consider aesthetic impacts.
Their favorable vote on the negative declaration was based on considerable evidence that we supplied that satisfactorily addressed the 20 stringent criteria of the SEQRA program.
McNally, (40) in which the Court of Appeals authorized, under some circumstances, a conditioned negative declaration for a Type I action (41) (an action more likely than others to require an EIS) despite an EIS regulation that seems to prohibit such a declaration.
162) The conditioned negative declaration was added to deal with the mechanism that New York City's Environmental Quality Review had created, and there was this feeling that we should make this available for unlisted actions and codify it.
Acknowledgment that the merger will have no significant effect on the environment under the California Environmental Quality Act, and a Negative Declaration has been adopted.
The West Hollywood City Council will hold a study session for proposed amendments to the General Plan, Zoning Ordinance, and Zoning Map regarding the establishment of a Mixed-Use Overlay Zone, and adoption of the associated Mitigated Negative Declaration.
In lieu of preparing a comprehensive environmental report, the city has conducted an initial study, a negative declaration, which Shapiro asserts is insufficient.
successfully sponsored a measure providing that low and moderate rental housing developments of 100 units or less can not be denied a permit if they comply with local government development standards and receive a negative declaration or a mitigated declaration under the California Environmental Quality Act.
The agency board is slated to adopt the plan in September with a negative declaration - no adverse environmental impact - under the California Environmental Quality Act.
On April 21st, 2003, The Planning Board of the Village of Monticello issued a Negative Declaration under New York State's Environmental Quality Review Act ("SEQRA") after reviewing an Environmental Assessment Form ("EAF") and supporting documentation that was submitted by the company on January 30, 2003.
The Planning Board has issued a Negative Declaration under New York State's Environmental Quality Review Act ("SEQRA") after reviewing an Environmental Assessment Form ("EAF") and supporting documentation that was submitted on January 30, 2003.