Announcement: CEQA Guidelines Update

OPR is pleased to announce that it has transmitted to the California Natural Resources Agency its proposal for the comprehensive updates to the CEQA Guidelines. The proposed package contains changes or additions involving nearly 30 different sections of the CEQA Guidelines addressing nearly every step of the environmental review process. Input submitted during OPR’s extensive and multi-year outreach process contributed significantly to OPR’s final CEQA Guidelines proposal. Notably, this package includes proposed updates related to analyzing transportation impacts pursuant to Senate Bill 743. Additionally, in response to and in consideration of recent appellate case law, this package includes proposed changes to Guideline section 15064.4, which governs the analysis of a project’s greenhouse gas emissions.

A copy of OPR’s proposal, as well as the associated materials associated, are available at CEQA Guidelines Update.