Ordinance prohibiting natural gas infrastructure in new buildings, with certain exceptions


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Santa Cruz, City of (City of Santa Cruz)
Document Title
Ordinance prohibiting natural gas infrastructure in new buildings, with certain exceptions
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Project Applicant
City of Santa Cruz
Present Land Use

Document Description
Notice of CEQA Exemption for a new ordinance that would prohibit natural gas infrastructure in most new construction, with limited exceptions as specified in the ordinance.

Contact Information
Tiffany Wise-West
City of Santa Cruz
809 Center Street, Room 107
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Phone : (831) 345-1328


Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz
Other Location Info

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15061(b)(3) and 15308
Reasons for Exemption
The Ordinance is covered by the general rule that CEQA applies only to projects which have the potential for causing a significant effect on the environment. The Ordinance will protect and enhance the environment and SANTA CRUZ’S natural resources by prohibiting natural gas infrastructure and requiring new buildings use electric fuel only (with limited exceptions) in order to [1] Reduce greenhouse gas emissions, [2] improve indoor air quality and [3] increase public safety by reducing the potential for natural gas leaks along the supply chain.


Notice of Exemption
Notice of Exemption_NG Ban Ordinance_Sc -FINAL_rev1   PDF 95 K

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