California Public Resources Code Section 21083.9
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21083.9. (a) Notwithstanding Section 21080.4, 21104, or 21153, a
lead agency shall call at least one scoping meeting for either of the
(1) A proposed project that may affect highways or other
facilities under the jurisdiction of the Department of Transportation
if the meeting is requested by the department. The lead agency shall
call the scoping meeting as soon as possible, but not later than 30
days after receiving the request from the Department of
(2) A project of statewide, regional, or areawide significance.
(b) The lead agency shall provide notice of at least one scoping
meeting held pursuant to paragraph (2) of subdivision (a) to all of
(1) A county or city that borders on a county or city within which
the project is located, unless otherwise designated annually by
agreement between the lead agency and the county or city.
(2) A responsible agency.
(3) A public agency that has jurisdiction by law with respect to
(4) A transportation planning agency or public agency required to
be consulted pursuant to Section 21092.4.
(5) A public agency, organization, or individual who has filed a
written request for the notice.
(c) For a public agency, organization, or individual that is
required to be provided notice of a lead agency public meeting, the
requirement for notice of a scoping meeting pursuant to subdivision
(b) may be met by including the notice of a scoping meeting in the
public meeting notice.
(d) A scoping meeting that is held in the city or county within
which the project is located pursuant to the federal National
Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. Sec. 4321 et seq.) and
the regulations adopted pursuant to that act shall be deemed to
satisfy the requirement that a scoping meeting be held for a project
subject to paragraph (2) of subdivision (a) if the lead agency meets
the notice requirements of subdivision (b) or subdivision (c).
(e) The referral of a proposed action to adopt or substantially
amend a general plan to a city or county pursuant to paragraph (1) of
subdivision (a) of Section 65352 of the Government Code may be
conducted concurrently with the scoping meeting required pursuant to
this section, and the city or county may submit its comments as
provided pursuant to subdivision (b) of that section at the scoping
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