Division of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources:
California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA)

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Indemnity Agreement


Other CEQA Resources



The California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) is a statute that requires State and local public agencies to identify the significant environmental impacts of their actions, and to avoid or mitigate those impacts where feasible. The purpose of CEQA is to:

  • Inform decision-makers and the public about potential impacts to the environment
  • Prevent or reduce environmental impacts
  • Promote inter-agency cooperation
  • Encourage public participation in the process
  • Disclose agency decisions 


CEQA Unit 

(916) 445-9686

  • Alan Walker, Manager
  • Cathi Slaminski, Supervisor
  • Jan Perez, Environmental Scientist
  • Larry Kleinecke, Environmental Scientist
  • Meri Meraz, Associate Environmental Planner
  • Teresa Fung, Associate Environmental Planner