Coleman & Horowitt LLP provided a presentation to the American Council of Engineering Companies/ San Joaquin Chapter on January 9, 2019 regarding the revised CEQA Guidelines.
After several years of regulatory efforts, in 2018 the most recent changes to the CEQA guidelines were finalized, and went into effect in December of the same year. While there are a number of changes, the most significant relate to analyzing traffic impacts, the Green House Gas (“GHG”) analysis, the water supply analysis and significant modifications to the Initial Study Checklist in Appendix G of the CEQA Guidelines.
The Memorandum is a summary of the more significant changes. Many of the final changes appear to be an attempt to reconcile the Guidelines with the current case law.