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Statutory vs. Categorical Exemptions

The court has pointed out that "the self-evident purpose of a [statutory] exemption is to provide an escape from the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) requirement despite a project's clear, significant impact." This is in contrast to categorical exemptions which are disallowed if the project would otherwise have an environmental impact

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