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Advanced CEQA


CEQA professionals must have a strong understanding of CEQA, as well as the ability to critically assess information during the environmental review process. Students will work through a project, building upon the understanding and knowledge of the CEQA process acquired in the CEQA I course and will leave this course with a solid understanding of CEQA so that they are prepared to move to more advanced work.

Key topics include:

  • Drafting defensible project descriptions and project objectives
  • Identifying and drafting direct, indirect, and cumulative impact analyses, including the identification of the cumulative study area
  • Establishing environmental baselines
  • Determining applicable and relevant thresholds
  • Identifying and drafting defensible mitigation measures
  • Mitigation monitoring and adaptive management
  • Identifying project alternatives
  • Public review, comment, and participation strategies
  • Preparing responses to comments in the final EIR process
  • Preparing the administrative record

Practical work is emphasized.  Students will evaluate an EIR and prepare public review letter commenting on the adequacy of an environmental document.


AICP Credit

AICP members can earn Certification Maintenance (CM) credits for this activity. For a list of additional AICP CM Events at UC San Diego Extension go to American Planning Association.
CM | 26 |
CM | 1 | Law

Other Credits : UCSD certifies this activity is approved by the State Bar of California for 20 hours of MCLE credit.

Course Number: ENVR-40009
Credit: 3.00 unit(s)
Related Certificate Programs: CEQA Practice

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