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California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA)


Potential environmental impact is an important consideration in all planning and development projects. Review the CEQA process in detail, including its 17 key environmental issue areas. Learn how to determine if an action is a project under CEQA and the level of environmental review required (exemption, negative declaration, EIR). Discuss roles and responsibilities of a lead agency, responsible agency and trustee agency. Study the differences between a Negative Declaration and EIR. Learn how to use an initial study to streamline analysis, and how to determine direct, indirect, and cumulative impacts. Explore the impact of case law on CEQA documents, the role of public participation, and other topics including climate change and water supply. Read case studies that illustrate current CEQA issues, and conduct a review of a project.


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 | 17 |
CM | 1 | Law

Other Credits: UCSD certifies this activity is approved by the State Bar of California for 12 hours of MCLE credit.

Course Number: BUSA-40739
Credit: 2.00 unit(s)
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