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CEQA Portal Expert Contributors

Oversight Committee
Patrick Angell, Ascent Environmental

Mark Teague, PlaceWorks

John Bellas, Michael Baker International

Brooke Miller, San Diego County

Brian Smith, AECOM

Emily Creel, SCWA

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

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

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

Patrick Angell - Ascent Environmental
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

Alexandra Angell, UC Davis

Website

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

What's New

Updated and New CEQA Topic Papers
2/23/2020

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
Patrick Angell, Ascent Environmental

Mark Teague, PlaceWorks

John Bellas, Michael Baker International

Brooke Miller, San Diego County

Brian Smith, AECOM

Emily Creel, SCWA

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

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

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

Patrick Angell - Ascent Environmental
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

Alexandra Angell, UC Davis

Website

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

What's New

Updated and New CEQA Topic Papers
2/23/2020

 

CEQA Topic Papers

CEQA Topic Papers

Paper Status Last Updated
What is CEQA? Available 3/23/2016
Thresholds of Significance Available 3/23/2016
Environmental Setting and Baseline Available 8/23/2016
Impact Analysis In Process -
Administrative Record Available 11/30/2018
Alternatives Available 10/18/2018
CEQA Exemptions (2020 Update) Available 2/2/2020
Lead Agency, Responsible Agencies and Trustee Agencies (2020 Update) Available 2/2/2020
Mitigation Measures Available 2/10/2020
Project Description (2020 Update) Available -
Cumulative Impacts In the Future -
History and Evolution of CEQA In the Future -
Preparing Findings In the Future -