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Step 7 Determine the Adequacy of the Draft EIS for Public Review (Accept or Return for Revision)

Upon receipt of a submitted draft EIS, the lead agency has 45 days to determine whether the document is adequate for public review in terms of scope and content. If the lead agency decides that the draft EIS is not adequate, it returns the document to the applicant with a written identification of the deficiencies.

The lead agency has 30 days to determine adequacy of a resubmitted draft EIS.

If the lead agency determines that the draft EIS is adequate, it issues a Notice of Completion of a Draft EIS.

Proceed to Step 8.

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