negative declaration

Definition of "negative declaration"
  1. A conclusion made by a local governing authority, such as a city council, stating that a proposed project or development will not have any environmental impact, negating the need for the developer to create an environmental impact report
How to use "negative declaration" in a sentence
  1. After careful review, the city council issued a negative declaration for the new shopping center.
  2. A negative declaration was given to the construction project, stating it would not harm the environment.
  3. The developer was relieved when the town council's negative declaration eliminated the need for an extensive environmental impact report.

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