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IMPLEMENTATION PROCEDURES FOR -THE <br />CALIFORNIA ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY ACT <br />L INTENT. <br />The intent of this policy statement is to protect the environment of the City <br />of Newport Beach, to comply with the California Environmental Quality <br />Act (CEQA), and to implement the basic principles, objectives, and criteria <br />contained in the Guidelines adopted by the Secretary for Resources <br />pursuant to the provisions of California Environmental Quality Act, as <br />amended. <br />These implementation procedures are intended to satisfy the requirements <br />of Sec. 15022 of the CEQA Guidelines, and are designed to be used in <br />conjunction with the CEQA statutes and Guidelines. In the event that any <br />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 <br />applicable law. <br />IL DEFINITIONS. <br />As used in this policy statement, the following definitions shall apply: <br />A. California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) means Public <br />Resources Code, Sections 21000 et seq., as amended. <br />B. CEQA Guidelines means the "Guidelines for Implementation <br />of the California Environmental Quality Act", prepared by the <br />Secretary for Resources. <br />C. All definitions contained in CEQA and the Guidelines shall <br />also apply to this policy statement <br />III. GENERAL POLICIES. <br />The following general policies shall apply: <br />A. The City, in implementing the requirements of CEQA, shall,