Natural Gas Ban Ordinance


SCH Number
Public Agency
City of Richmond
Document Title
Natural Gas Ban Ordinance
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Citywide ordinance that would add new Chapter 9.64 to Richmond Municipal Code that would ban natural gas infrastructure in newly constructed buildings. The ordinance would take effect on January 1, 2022. The ordinance provides exceptions for allowances for natural gas when determined physically infeasible to build, and if a public interest is served.

Contact Information

Lina Velasco
Agency Name
City of Richmond
Job Title
Community Development Director
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Contra Costa
Other Location Info
City of Richmond
Other Information
Citywide Ordinance

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15378, 15307, 15308, and 15061(b) (3)
Reasons for Exemption
The ordinance is not a project,- therefore, is not subject to CEQA per CEQA Guidelines -Section 15378-. However, if it was considered a project, it is exempt from CEQA pursuant to section 153~07 (action to protect natural resources), section 15308 (action to protect the environment,-and section 15061 (b)(3) ("Common Sense" exemption where there is no reasonable possibility of a significant effect on the environment).
County Clerk
Contra Costa


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