California Department of Fish and Wildlife

Ministerial Projects

Ministerial projects (CEQA Guidelines, Section 15369) are governmental decisions involving little or no personal judgment as to the wisdom or manner of carrying out the action. A ministerial decision is based upon fixed standards or objective measurements only. Ministerial Department activities include issuance of fishing and hunting licenses, stamps, and tags. Other projects may be determined to be ministerial; this determination shall be made by the Department on a case-by-case basis, considering the laws relevant to the project. As in planning and feasibility studies, the Department does not prepare CEQA documentation for ministerial projects.

Email Link Contact CEQA Program – CDFW staff cannot make decisions or intercede on CEQA projects under the jurisdiction of another lead agency. Please address project-specific comments to the project's lead agency.