Successful CEQA Compliance: A Step-by-Step Approach
What you can learn.
- Explore the policies, procedures, and practices of CEQA
- Expand and refresh your knowledge on CEQA policy
- Understand how CEQA is used in the decision-making process of issuing permits
- Comprehend the environmental planning and review process for CEQA
About this course:
The California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) forms the backbone of the state's system of environmental protection. CEQA requires governmental agencies to evaluate and consider the environmental impacts of a broad variety of projects that they carry out or approve. Thus, CEQA has important ramifications for both public entities and the private sector. CEQA also provides for public involvement, making it an important tool by which citizens and interest groups can participate in government planning and decision-making. This two-day workshop presents the fundamentals of CEQA, with emphasis on the policies, procedures, and practices necessary to make it successful. The workshop is designed for anyone new to CEQA as well as those needing a comprehensive refresher and should be of particular interest to public officials, agency staff, project applicants, attorneys, consultants, and interested citizens.