California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) 

CEQA Toolbox

What is a Responsible Agency

A "responsible agency" is the public agency which proposes to carry out or approve a project for which a lead agency is preparing or has prepared an environmental document. For the purposes of CEQA, the term "responsible agency" includes all public agencies other than the lead agency which have discretionary approval power over the project.

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Last updated: September 6, 2013
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