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Environmental Review Unit

Last Update:   April 7, 2014 

California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Compliance

The Department of Public Health (Department), is required to comply with the California Environmental Quality Act, when funding a project.  The Environmental Review Unit (ERU) is responsible for overseeing compliance and implementation of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) for projects funded through the Safe Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (SDWSRF) program, Proposition 84 and Proposition 50.

The Department’s Water Supply Permit is a discretionary act and also requires CEQA compliance prior to issuance of a new or amended permit.  The Department may act as a responsible, and in some cases, a lead agency. 

State Clearinghouse Review

All projects funded from the SDWSRF program, Proposition 84, or Proposition 50, must have all draft environmental documents circulated and final notices posted with the Office of Planning and Research, State Clearinghouse.  For more information on the CEQA process and forms, visit the Office of Planning and Research.

ERU Information

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For more information about the Drinking Water Program’s CEQA requirements, contact us at:

California Department of Public Health
Drinking Water Program
Environmental Review Unit
P.O. Box 997377, MS 7400
1616 Capitol Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95899-7377
Telephone (916) 449-5600; Fax (916) 449-565


ERU Environmental Forms

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