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February 26, 2003


JOSEPH P. MULLINIX
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT--BUSINESS AND FINANCE

Delegation of Authority--Approval of LRDP Amendments and Administration of the California Environmental Quality Act

At the January 2003 meeting, The Regents amended the University policy on capital project design approvals and added new sections on Long Range Development Plan amendments and California Environmental Quality Act administration. The policy pertaining to LRDP amendments and CEQA administration states in part:

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(4) All building project approvals shall be generally in accordance with an applicable Long Range Development Plan. Adoption by The Regents is required for new and substantially updated LRDPs. All LRDP amendments or actions having the practical effect of an LRDP amendment shall be approved at the following level:

a. The Committee on Grounds and Buildings shall consider for approval all LRDP amendments except those delegated in b. below;

b. The President is authorized to approve minor LRDP amendments, provided that the amendment preserves the fundamental planning principles of the LRDP and is limited to:

i. siting a building project of $10,000,000 or less;

ii. shifting less than 30,000 gross square feet of allocated building space; and/or

iii. changing land-use boundaries and designations for 4 acres or less of land.

(5) The President has the responsibility for the administration of the University's compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act. As provided by CEQA, the certification or adoption of environmental documents is undertaken at the level of the associated project approval. The modification of environmental documents, including mitigation measures, may occur at the same level as the original certification or adoption, provided that the President is authorized to modify an environmental document certified or adopted by The Regents so long as the modification does not result in new or increased significant impacts.

(6) Notwithstanding the foregoing, the approval of the Committee on Grounds and Buildings, or in appropriate circumstances The Regents, may be required for any project or other action addressed by this policy when, in the judgment of the President, an action merits review and approval by The Regents because of budget matters, fundraising activities, environmental impacts, community concerns, or other reasons.

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Effective immediately, the authority to approve minor LRDP amendments is delegated to the Senior Vice President--Business and Finance, provided that the amendment preserves the fundamental planning principles of the LRDP and is limited to:

1. siting a building project of $10,000,000 or less;

2. shifting less than 30,000 gross square feet of allocated building space; and/or

3. changing land-use boundaries and designations for 4 acres or less of land.

Also, consistent with the November 19, 1990 delegation of authority to the Senior Vice President--Business and Finance to administer implementation of the University's compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act, the authority to modify an environmental document certified or adopted by The Regents so long as the modification does not result in new or increased significant impacts is delegated to the Senior Vice President--Business and Finance.
Redelegation of the above authority shall be in writing with copies to the Special Assistant--Coordination and Review, the General Counsel and Vice President for Legal Affairs, and the Secretary of The Regents.


Richard C. Atkinson
President


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