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CEQA Update, Issues and Trends

Implementation of CEQA continues to be a challenge for professionals due to annual legislative, regulatory and judicial developments. CEQA practice is constantly evolving, raising new issues and revealing new trends. Learn recent developments and emerging trends, and exchange ideas about handling key issues in the environmental review process. Examine recent CEQA legislation, as well as recent and upcoming regulatory changes. 

Review the latest CEQA court decisions and their practical implications, including:

  • "Common sense exemption"
  • Categorical exemptions and exceptions (including the recent Calif. Supreme Court decision Berkeley Hillside Preservation v. City of Berkeley)
  • Negative declarations and mitigated negative declarations, as well as the fair argument standard and when a record contains “substantial evidence”
  • Environmental impact reports and the adequacy of impact analysis (including impacts to agricultural resources) 
  • Mitigation measures, agency rule-making requirements and agency requirements to mitigate per Legislature’s directive (including recent Calif. Supreme Court decision City of San Diego v. Board of Trustees of the California State University)
  • Trigger for supplemental or subsequent CEQA documents (versus addendums)
  • Tiering from functional equivalent documents or General Plan EIR
  •  Litigation matters

Instructor(s)

James Moose, J.D., is the senior partner with the law firm of Remy Moose Manley LLP in Sacramento, where he practices environmental law and represents public agencies, planning consultants, environmental groups and project applicants. While advising clients during the administrative process, he has also been involved in litigation, resulting in numerous significant CEQA precedents in the Courts of Appeal and California Supreme Court. He lectures frequently on CEQA issues and is co-author of Guide to the California Environmental Quality Act. Moose has also participated in drafting amendments to CEQA and the CEQA Guidelines.
Kenneth Bogdan, J.D.,

is an environmental planner and attorney with more than 25 years of experience in analyzing issues regarding compliance with environmental laws and regulations, including the California Environmental Quality Act, the National Environmental Policy Act, Sections 404 of the Clean Water Act, the federal Endangered Species Act and the California Endangered Species Act. He is currently senior staff counsel with the California Department of Water Resources, where his primary responsibilities are assisting staff in understanding the complexities of environmental permitting and review requirements, specifically related to the California WaterFix Project (and the Bay Delta Conservation Plan). 

Schedule

Fri., 9:00am to 4:30pm, Mar 08

Where

Galleria 2901 K Street, Sacramento CA 95816

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Fees

Fee $400.00

Special Discounts

Group Discount: Groups of three or more, enrolled at the same time with a single payment method may receive a 10% discount on each enrollment.  Contact UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education Student Services office to enroll your group: (530) 757-8777.
Info Session Discount: Attendees of UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education Information Sessions may be eligible for $100 discount on a class by entering the Coupon Code provided at the Information Session.  Contact UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education Student Services office, at (800) 752-0881, if you have questions about this discount.
CAAA Member Discount:

Current members of the Cal Aggie Alumni Association and other UC alumni associations receive $50 off the course fee.  If you don't have your association discount code contact UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education Student Services at (800) 752-0881.

Capitol Corridor Rider:

Capitol Corridor riders are eligible for a one-time $100 discount on a UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education course (some exceptions apply). The Discount Code is available on the UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education course page on the Capitol Corridor’s onboard Wifi system.

BIA: Members can receive 10% discount on the course fee by entering the Coupon Code.  If you don’t have your association discount code, contact UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education at (800) 752-0881.
APA: Members can receive 10% discount on the course fee by entering the Coupon Code.  If you don’t have your association discount code, contact UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education Student Services at (800) 752-0881.
ASLA: Members can receive 10% discount on the course fee by entering the Coupon Code.  If you don’t have your association discount code, contact UC Davis Extension Student Services at (800) 752-0881.
AEP:

Members can receive 10% discount on the course fee by entering the Coupon Code.  If you don’t have your association discount code, contact UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education Student Services at (800) 752-0881.

Credit

0.6 CEUs

Enrollment Policies

Drop requests (withdraw with a refund) will be approved, less a $30 processing fee, if the request is received seven calendar days before the course begins. Click here or visit https://extension.ucdavis.edu/student-services/withdrawals-refunds-and-transfers to view complete enrollment policy information including details on withdrawals and transfers.

Section Number

183PRC107