General Plan Amendment o. GPA 20-006 - Environmental Justice Element


SCH Number
Public Agency
Tulare County
Document Title
General Plan Amendment o. GPA 20-006 - Environmental Justice Element
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Senate Bill I 000 (SB 1000), the Planning for Healthy Communities Act (Gov. Code§ 65302), enacted by Governor Jerry Brown in September of 2016, required cities and counties to develop a stand-alone environmental justice element or to integrate EJ goals, objectives, and policies throughout other General Plan elements. The requirement to fulfill SB 1000 is triggered "if a local government adopts or updates two or more elements of its general plan after January 1, 2018". The County has prepared a draft Environmental Justice Element to be reviewed and adopted by the Tulare County Board of Supervisors.

Contact Information

Hector Guerra
Agency Name
Tulare County Resource Management Agency
Job Title
Chief Environmental Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


All Unincorporated Areas of Tulare County
Other Location Info
All Unincorporated Areas of the County

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Section 15262 Planning Studies
Reasons for Exemption
This action is consistent with Section 15262 as a Planning Study with no legal or technical binding effect on the County, as it can be seen with certainty that the activities and policies are promotional in nature and therefore will not have a significant impact on the environment, and is therefore statutorily exempt for the provision of CEQA. This finding is consistent with the 2012 General Plan Environmental Impact Report, and tiers off its analysis as related to policies discussed in the EJ Element.
County Clerk


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