AEP Spring 2010 CEQA Series Advanced Workshop

  • Thursday, May 20, 2010
  • 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Grand Occasions, 4584 W Jacquelyn Ave, Fresno


AEP Spring 2010 CEQA Series Advanced Workshop


Thursday, May 20, 2010

Grand Occasions

4584 W. Jacquelyn Avenue, Fresno, 93722


Learn About the Latest CEQA Trends

The 2010 workshop focuses on the most challenging CEQA issues of the day. So much is happening on the legislative front that keeping CEQA practitioners up to date with changing information on annual CEQA changes is a necessity. Of course, Climate Change continues to be a focal issue and we will provide practical guidance on how to prepare a defensible Climate Change section in an EIR and Negative Declaration and Categorical Exemptions, specifically what a model Climate Change EIR section should contain. We discuss OPR’s recently released CEQA Guidelines, visit ARB’s Thresholds of Significance quandary, touch on actions by other agencies, and continue the update necessary for the understanding of the relationship between CEQA and AB 32, SB 375 and other related legislation.


And what would be a Spring Workshop without the extremely valuable summary of the recent 2010 CEQA court decisions and cases, CEQA Guidelines changes and updates of recent legislation and practical applications of the new laws. We will briefly summarize this information and provide you with a compendium of information in CD format for your use. Our intent is to bring in court decisions as they apply to other issues discussed in this workshop, specifically water, segmentation and piece-mealing issues, and findings and overriding considerations. The remainder court cases will be on your CD.


There are still issues with regard to the “Whole of an Action” and what constitutes a legally adequate set of findings and overriding considerations. How do these documents become good decision-making tools?


Water continues to be at the forefront of activity and yet we, as practitioners, still aren’t providing a sound discussion of this issue in environmental evaluations. We will focus on how to prepare a “good” water section in an EIR.


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