2018 Announcements

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The Governor’s Office of Planning and Research (OPR) has released a discussion draft update to our 2008 advisory on how to analyze greenhouse gas impacts under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).

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In 2017, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the formation of a precision medicine advisory committee to provide concrete recommendations for actions to improve health and healthcare through precision medicine in California.

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OPR is excited to announce that we are preparing for the transition to a new CEQA Database.

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The Governor’s Office of Planning and Research (OPR) is pleased to invite your input on a revised Environmental Justice (EJ) Chapter in the General Plan Guidelines.

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The Automated Vehicle Principles for Healthy and Sustainable Communities summarizes key principles for maximizing alignment between California’s automated vehicle (AV) policy and goals for climate, air quality, health, environment, land use, quality of life, and equity.

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Developed through a collaboration among the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research, the Strategic Growth Council, and the California Association of Local Agency Formation Commissions (CALAFCO), this paper is intended to help support coordination among local entities to advance efficient growth and conservation of natural resources.

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On January 26, 2018, the California Natural Resources Agency (“Agency”) published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to update the CEQA Guidelines. Revisions to the originally-proposed changes to the Guidelines (“15-day language”) are now available for public comment.

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The Governor’s Office of Planning and Research (OPR) is pleased to announce the completion of a technical advisory regarding exemption from CEQA that are located outside of Division 13 of the Public Resources Code.

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The Governor’s Office of Planning and Research (OPR) is pleased to announce minor updates to its Technical Advisory on Evaluating Transportation Impacts in CEQA.

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Since launching, over 200 Civic Spark AmeriCorps members have provided over 140 public agencies with energy assessments, greenhouse gas inventories, water monitoring and survey reports to name a few.

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The Governor’s Office of Planning and Research (OPR) is pleased to announce March 5th through 9th, 2018, as “Food Waste Prevention Week” in the State of California.