California Department of Fish and Wildlife

South Coast Region

Main Office
   3883 Ruffin Road
   San Diego, CA 92123
   (858) 467-4201
   FAX: (858) 467-4299

EMAIL the South Coast Region

Regional Manager: Ed Pert

5 - South Coast Region

Serving Los Angeles, Orange, San Diego, Santa Barbara and Ventura counties.

No Effect Determination Requests

To make a No Effect Determination (NED) request, you must follow these steps:

  1. Visit the NED page to determine if your project meets the criteria for a NED. For additional explanations of the regulations and procedures regarding NEDs, see the NED Detailed Instructions and CEQA FAQs.
  2. Download and complete the NED request form
  3. Submit the form with the CEQA document (Negative Declaration, Mitigated Negative Declaration, or Environmental Impact Report; draft is acceptable) or link to a web page where the CEQA document has been published, along with any other documentation that would help explain the project.

    Email to:
    (CDFW's mail server does not accept attachments over 10 MB. If your attachments are over 10 MB, either split them into several emails or use a file archive compression utility, such as .zip, to reduce the size of the attachments to less than 10 MB)

    or postal mail to:
    No Effect Determinations
    CDFW South Coast Region
    3883 Ruffin Road
    San Diego, CA 92123
  4. The request should be submitted when the CEQA document is released for public review, or as early as possible in the public comment period.

Direct questions regarding No Effect Determinations to