What constitutes "significance"?
Significant effect on the environment means a substantial, or potentially substantial, adverse change in any of the physical conditions within the area affected by the project including land, air, water, minerals, flora, fauna, ambient noise, and objects of historic or aesthetic significance. The determination of whether a project may have a significant effect on the environment calls for careful judgment on the part of the lead agency involved, based to the extent possible on scientific and factual data. The lead agency shall consider direct physical changes in the environment and reasonably foreseeable indirect physical changes in the environment, which may be caused by the project.

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1. What is CEQA?
2. What projects are subject to CEQA?
3. Who is exempt from CEQA?
4. What is an EIR, and when is it required?
5. What is a Negative Declaration and when is it required?
6. What is an Initial Study (IS)?
7. What constitutes "significance"?
8. How do I process an ADU (Accessory Dwelling Units)?