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G11 <br />IMPLEMENTATION PROCEDURES FOR THE <br />CALIFORNIA ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY ACT <br />Intent. <br />�j <br />The intent of this policy statement is to protect the environment of the City of <br />Newport Beach, to comply with the California Environmental Quality Act <br />("CEQA"), and to implement the basic principles, objectives, and criteria <br />contained in the Guidelines adopted by the Secretary for Resources pursuant to <br />the provisions of CEQA, as amended. <br />These implementation procedures are intended to satisfy the requirements of <br />Section 15022 of the CEQA Guidelines, or any successor guideline, and are <br />designed to be used in conjunction with the CEQA statutes and Guidelines. In the <br />event that any provision of this policy is found to be inconsistent with CEQA, the <br />Guidelines or case law, this policy shall be revised to comply with applicable law. <br />B. Definitions. <br />As used in this policy statement, the following definitions shall apply: <br />1. California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) means Public Resources Code, <br />Sections 21000 et seq., or any successor statutes. <br />2. CEQA Guidelines means the "Guidelines for Implementation of the <br />California Environmental Quality Act", prepared by the Secretary for <br />Resources. <br />3. Community Development Director means the Community Development <br />Director for the City of Newport Beach or his/her designee. <br />4. Decision Making -Body means the officer or body that has the authority to <br />review and approve a project or application under Titles 20 and/or 21 of <br />the Newport Beach Municipal Code, including, but not limited to, the <br />Community Development Director, Zoning Administrator, Hearing <br />Officer, Planning Commission, or City Council. <br />5. All definitions contained in CEQA and the Guidelines shall also apply to <br />this policy statement. <br />