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Important Legal Disclaimer

The information provided as part of the AEP CEQA Portal is not intended as legal advice. The information contained herein is being provided as a public service and has been obtained from sources believed reliable. However, its completeness cannot be guaranteed. Further, additional facts or future developments may affect subjects contained herein. Seek the advice of an attorney before acting or relying upon any information provided herein.

These Terms and Conditions of Use apply to you when you view, access or otherwise use the CEQA Portal Website located at www.ceqaportal.org (the "CEQA Portal"). The CEQA Portal is owned by the Association of Environmental Professionals ("AEP"). We grant you a nonexclusive, nontransferable, limited right to access, use and display the CEQA Portal and the materials provided hereon, provided that you comply fully with these Terms and Conditions of Use.

Copyright Notice. All materials published on or used on the CEQA Portal are protected by copyright, and are owned or controlled by or licensed to AEP, or the party listed as the provider of the materials. UNAUTHORIZED COPYING, REPRODUCTION, REPUBLISHING, UPLOADING, POSTING, TRANSMITTING OR DUPLICATING OF ANY OF THE MATERIAL IS PROHIBITED. You may download any downloadable materials displayed on the CEQA Portal only for personal, noncommercial and informational purposes, provided that the documents are not modified and provided you maintain and abide by all copyright, trademark and other notices contained in such material or if none, you include the following copyright notice in such downloaded materials:

© Copyright 2016 Association of Environmental Professionals. All rights reserved. All use subject to Terms and Conditions of Use set forth here.

CEQA Portal Expert Contributors

Oversight Committee
Emily Bacchini, Sacramento Municipal Utility District
Alisha Winterswyk, Best Best & Krieger
Marie Campell, Saphos Environmental Inc.
David Wolff, The Sage Institute
Craig Stevens, Stevens Consulting

Topic Papers

Authors
Craig Stevens, Stevens Consulting
Kent Norton - LSA Associates
Urszula Chrobak - LSA Associates
Lynn Calvert-Hayes - LSA Associates
Ray Hussey - LSA Associates
Michael Ng - California Coastal Commission (formerly at Mitchell Chadwick)
Nisha Chauhan - Nisha Chauhan Environmental Planning
Emily Bacchini - Sacramento Municipal Utility District
Antero Rivasplata - ICF International

Editors
ICF International

Reviewers
Jennifer Lynch - Best Best & Krieger LLP
Kristen Castaños - Stoel Rives LLC
Stuart Flashman - Law Offices of Stuart Flashman
Ron Bass - ICF International
Al Herson - The Sohagi Law Group, PLC
Sabrina Teller, Remy Moose Manley, LLP
Kate Hart - Richland Communities
Charles Cohen - Cohen Begun & Deck, LLP
William Abbott - Abbott & Kindermann
Michael Zischke - Cox Castle Nicholson
Ellison Folk - Shute, Mihaly & Weinberger LLP
Tina Thomas - Thomas Law Group
Todd Smith - Thomas Law Group
Ashle Crocker - Thomas Law Group
Arthur Coon - Miller Starr Regalia
Kate Wheatley - Taylor & Wiley
Kelley Taber - Somach Simmons & Dunn
Demar Hooper - Law Offices of B. Demar Hooper
 

CEQA Case Law Database

Pat Angell - Michael Baker International
Art Coon - Miller Starr Regalia
Micah Green - McGeorge School of Law
Sean Creadick - McGeorge School of Law
Nicolai Haerri - Whittier Law School
Brittani Skelton - Whittier Law School
Emily Bacchini - Sacramento Municipal Utility District

Website

Logo and Design - Susan Webb - sbw design
Programming - Chris Giminez - Cyber Scriber Website Design

What's New

Baseline and Environmental Setting Topic Paper and AKLL Case Summaries
8/23/2016

Today we posted the Baseline and Environmental Setting Topic Paper written by Terry Rivasplata and reviewed by Kate Wheatley, Kelley Taber, and Demar Hooper.

In addition, as we continue to add case summaries by Art Coon, we're also adding case summaries provided by Abbott & Kindermann.

Court Opinions
7/14/2016

Numerous court opinions have been added to the Case Law Database.

Miller Starr Regalia Case Summaries
7/14/2016

More than 20 case summaries prepared by Art Coon of Miller Starr Regalia have been added to the Case Law Database - More to come.

2016 Cases
7/14/2016

9 cases decided in 2016 have been added to the Case Law Database

Impacts of a Project
5/19/2016

You can now find "Impacts of a Project" as a CEQA Topic which can be used to search the Case Law Database.  It was previously called "Environmental Effects of a Project".

CEQA Case Law Database
5/6/2016

Now available, with roughly 550 CEQA cases searchable by CEQA  topic.  Also includes AEP case summaries from the Environmental Assessor

Topic Papers
5/6/2016

The first five topic papers are now available.

Important Legal Disclaimer

The information provided as part of the AEP CEQA Portal is not intended as legal advice. The information contained herein is being provided as a public service and has been obtained from sources believed reliable. However, its completeness cannot be guaranteed. Further, additional facts or future developments may affect subjects contained herein. Seek the advice of an attorney before acting or relying upon any information provided herein.

These Terms and Conditions of Use apply to you when you view, access or otherwise use the CEQA Portal Website located at www.ceqaportal.org (the "CEQA Portal"). The CEQA Portal is owned by the Association of Environmental Professionals ("AEP"). We grant you a nonexclusive, nontransferable, limited right to access, use and display the CEQA Portal and the materials provided hereon, provided that you comply fully with these Terms and Conditions of Use.

Copyright Notice. All materials published on or used on the CEQA Portal are protected by copyright, and are owned or controlled by or licensed to AEP, or the party listed as the provider of the materials. UNAUTHORIZED COPYING, REPRODUCTION, REPUBLISHING, UPLOADING, POSTING, TRANSMITTING OR DUPLICATING OF ANY OF THE MATERIAL IS PROHIBITED. You may download any downloadable materials displayed on the CEQA Portal only for personal, noncommercial and informational purposes, provided that the documents are not modified and provided you maintain and abide by all copyright, trademark and other notices contained in such material or if none, you include the following copyright notice in such downloaded materials:

© Copyright 2016 Association of Environmental Professionals. All rights reserved. All use subject to Terms and Conditions of Use set forth here.

CEQA Portal Expert Contributors

Oversight Committee
Emily Bacchini, Sacramento Municipal Utility District
Alisha Winterswyk, Best Best & Krieger
Marie Campell, Saphos Environmental Inc.
David Wolff, The Sage Institute
Craig Stevens, Stevens Consulting

Topic Papers

Authors
Craig Stevens, Stevens Consulting
Kent Norton - LSA Associates
Urszula Chrobak - LSA Associates
Lynn Calvert-Hayes - LSA Associates
Ray Hussey - LSA Associates
Michael Ng - California Coastal Commission (formerly at Mitchell Chadwick)
Nisha Chauhan - Nisha Chauhan Environmental Planning
Emily Bacchini - Sacramento Municipal Utility District
Antero Rivasplata - ICF International

Editors
ICF International

Reviewers
Jennifer Lynch - Best Best & Krieger LLP
Kristen Castaños - Stoel Rives LLC
Stuart Flashman - Law Offices of Stuart Flashman
Ron Bass - ICF International
Al Herson - The Sohagi Law Group, PLC
Sabrina Teller, Remy Moose Manley, LLP
Kate Hart - Richland Communities
Charles Cohen - Cohen Begun & Deck, LLP
William Abbott - Abbott & Kindermann
Michael Zischke - Cox Castle Nicholson
Ellison Folk - Shute, Mihaly & Weinberger LLP
Tina Thomas - Thomas Law Group
Todd Smith - Thomas Law Group
Ashle Crocker - Thomas Law Group
Arthur Coon - Miller Starr Regalia
Kate Wheatley - Taylor & Wiley
Kelley Taber - Somach Simmons & Dunn
Demar Hooper - Law Offices of B. Demar Hooper
 

CEQA Case Law Database

Pat Angell - Michael Baker International
Art Coon - Miller Starr Regalia
Micah Green - McGeorge School of Law
Sean Creadick - McGeorge School of Law
Nicolai Haerri - Whittier Law School
Brittani Skelton - Whittier Law School
Emily Bacchini - Sacramento Municipal Utility District

Website

Logo and Design - Susan Webb - sbw design
Programming - Chris Giminez - Cyber Scriber Website Design

What's New

Baseline and Environmental Setting Topic Paper and AKLL Case Summaries
8/23/2016

Today we posted the Baseline and Environmental Setting Topic Paper written by Terry Rivasplata and reviewed by Kate Wheatley, Kelley Taber, and Demar Hooper.

In addition, as we continue to add case summaries by Art Coon, we're also adding case summaries provided by Abbott & Kindermann.

Court Opinions
7/14/2016

Numerous court opinions have been added to the Case Law Database.

Miller Starr Regalia Case Summaries
7/14/2016

More than 20 case summaries prepared by Art Coon of Miller Starr Regalia have been added to the Case Law Database - More to come.

2016 Cases
7/14/2016

9 cases decided in 2016 have been added to the Case Law Database

Impacts of a Project
5/19/2016

You can now find "Impacts of a Project" as a CEQA Topic which can be used to search the Case Law Database.  It was previously called "Environmental Effects of a Project".

CEQA Case Law Database
5/6/2016

Now available, with roughly 550 CEQA cases searchable by CEQA  topic.  Also includes AEP case summaries from the Environmental Assessor

Topic Papers
5/6/2016

The first five topic papers are now available.

 

CEQA Topic Papers

CEQA Topic Papers

Paper Status Last Updated
What is CEQA? Available 3/23/2016
Exemptions Available 3/23/2016
Lead Agency, Responsible Agencies and Trustee Agencies Available 3/23/2016
Project Description Available 3/23/2016
Thresholds of Significance Available 3/23/2016
CEQA Triggers In Process -
Project Purpose and Objectives In Process -
Environmental Setting and Baseline Available 8/23/2016
Impact Analysis In Process -
Administrative Record In Process -
Alternatives In Process -
CEQA Standing In Process -
Mitigation Measures In Process -
Public Involvement In Process -
Approaches to Tiering In the Future -
Climate Change and Greenhouse Gas Analyses In the Future -
Compliance with Senate Bills 226, 375, and 743 In the Future -
Cumulative Impacts In the Future -
History and Evolution of CEQA In the Future -
Integrating Related Environmental Laws and Regulations with CEQA In the Future -
Litigation Issues In the Future -
Overview of NEPA In Process -
Preparing Findings In the Future -
Sustainable Environmental Assessments In the Future -
Types of CEQA Documents In the Future -
Recirculation of CEQA Documents In the Future -