Announcement: OPR Invites Input on Revised Proposal to Update the CEQA Guidelines Regarding the Analysis of Transportation Impacts

The Governor’s Office of Planning and Research (OPR) is pleased to invite your input on a revised proposal to update the CEQA Guidelines regarding the analysis of transportation impacts. Senate Bill 743 (Steinberg, 2013) required that OPR develop an initial draft of such changes by the Summer of 2014. This revised proposal reflects input that OPR received on that preliminary discussion draft. The revised proposal contains: (1) an explanation of the changes and how they respond to public input, (2) a revised proposed new CEQA Guidelines Section 15064.3, (3) a draft technical advisory containing recommendations related to methodology, thresholds of significance, safety, and mitigation, and (4) case studies illustrating how the proposed analysis would apply to sample projects. A copy of the revised proposal is available here: http://opr.ca.gov/docs/Revised_VMT_CEQA_Guidelines_Proposal_January_20_2016.pdf. We look forward to your input. Please submit all written comments by 5:00pm on February 29, 2016, to CEQA.Guidelines@resources.ca.gov.