Part 3 provides the reasons in support of the determination of significance. The lead agency must complete Part 3 for every question in Part 2 where the impact has been identified as potentially moderate to large or where there is a need to explain why a particular element of the proposed action will not, or may, result in a significant adverse environmental impact.
Based on the analysis in Part 3, the lead agency must decide whether to require an environmental impact statement to further assess the proposed action or whether available information is sufficient for the lead agency to conclude that the proposed action will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. By completing the certification on the next page, the lead agency can complete its determination of significance.
Reasons Supporting This Determination:
To complete this section:
• Identify the impact based on the Part 2 responses and describe its magnitude. Magnitude considers factors such as severity,size or extent of an impact.
• Assess the importance of the impact. Importance relates to the geographic scope, duration, probability of the impactoccurring, number of people affected by the impact and any additional environmental consequences if the impact were tooccur.
• The assessment should take into consideration any design element or project changes.
• Repeat this process for each Part 2 question where the impact has been identified as potentially moderate to large or wherethere is a need to explain why a particular element of the proposed action will not, or may, result in a significant adverseenvironmental impact.
• Provide the reason(s) why the impact may, or will not, result in a significant adverse environmental impact
• For Conditional Negative Declarations identify the specific condition(s) imposed that will modify the proposed action so thatno significant adverse environmental impacts will result.
• Attach additional sheets, as needed.