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No Effect Determination Requests

Serving Los Angeles, Orange, San Diego, Santa Barbara and Ventura counties

To make a No Effect Determination (NED) request, you must follow these steps:

  1. Visit the main NED page to determine if your project meets the criteria for an NED. For additional explanations of the regulations and procedures regarding NEDs, see the link opens in new tab or windowNED Detailed Instructions (PDF) and link opens in new tab or windowCEQA FAQs (PDF).
  2. Download and complete the link opens in new tab or windowNED request form (PDF)
  3. Submit the form with the CEQA document (Negative Declaration, Mitigated Negative Declaration, or Environmental Impact Report -- draft is acceptable) or link to a web page where the CEQA document has been published, along with any other documentation that would help explain the project.

    Email to: R5NoEffect@wildlife.ca.gov
    (CDFW's mail server does not accept attachments over 20 MB. If your attachments are over 20 MB, either split them into several emails or use a file archive compression utility, such as .zip, to reduce the size of the attachments to less than 20 MB)

    or postal mail to:
    No Effect Determinations
    CDFW South Coast Region
    3883 Ruffin Road
    San Diego, CA 92123
  4. The request should be submitted when the CEQA document is released for public review, or as early as possible in the public comment period.

Direct questions regarding No Effect Determinations to R5NoEffect@wildlife.ca.gov.



South Coast Region (Region 5)
Regional Manager: Ed Pert
Main Office: 3883 Ruffin Road, San Diego, CA 92123
Email the South Coast Region | (858) 467-4201 | FAX: (858) 467-4299