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Step 4c: Issue a Positive Declaration

If the lead agency has determined that the proposed action may result in a significant adverse impact, and therefore, will require preparation of an environmental impact statement, it must prepare and file a notice of that determination known as a Positive Declaration. The Positive Declaration must be prepared, filed, distributed, and published as prescribed in section 617.12 and it must state whether scoping will be conducted. Proceed to Step 5, but first consider the optional scoping step.


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