CEQA act requires analysis of agency approvals of discretionary "projects." A "project," under CEQA, is defined as "the whole of an action, which has a potential for resulting in either a direct physical change in the environment, or a reasonably foreseeable indirect physical change in the environment." The proposed Final Map is a project under CEQA.
Staff has review the project to determine the required level of review under CEQA. The proposed project is exempt from CEQA under Section 15268(b) of Chapter 3 of Title 14 of the California Code of Regulations (State CEQA Guidelines). Section 15628(b) exempt ministerial approval by public agencies from CEQA. Final Maps are specifically cited as a type of ministerial permit. Therefore, this project qualifies from the identified exemption.