Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Webinars on California's proposed changes to analyzing transportation in environmental review

California is taking steps to revolutionize how transportation is analyzed in environmental review.  Several upcoming webinars analyze how this will new approach apply, in particular, to infill projects.  More from the press release:

The Governor’s Office of Planning and Research will host two webinars to discuss its Revised Proposal on Updates to the CEQA Guidelines on Evaluating Transportation Impacts in CEQA (Implementing Senate Bill 743 (Steinberg, 2013), released on January 20, 2016.  Please note, registration for each webinar is limited to 500 participants.  Each webinar will be recorded, and the same material will be presented in each.   A recording of each webinar will be available for viewing on our website following the live presentation.  Please *register for only one webinar* to maintain space for others who may be interested in attending:

February 1, 3-5pm: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4374882372201044225

February 9, 3-5pm: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5144112801627486977

Once you have registered for one webinar or the other, please ensure you have GoToWebinar installed on your computer before the webinar starts.  Also, if you register and are unable to attend, please cancel your registration to make your space available for another attendee.

In each 2 hour webinar, we will:

  1. Describe the context and need for the proposed changes
  2. Describe the proposed changes to the CEQA Guidelines
  3. Describe the contents of the draft Technical Advisory
  4. Provide case study examples for various project types
  5. Provide time for questions and answers

Additional information regarding the revised proposal is available on OPR’s website: https://www.opr.ca.gov/s_sb743.php.


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