Judicial streamlining provided by the Legislature for Environmental Leadership Development Projects.
The judicial streamlining program is active for certified Environmental Leadership Development Projects. The current certification program is specified by SB 7 (Atkins, 2021) and administered by OPR. Prospective applicants will find information on how to receive Environmental Leadership Development Project certification on this page.
On May 20, 2021, the Governor signed SB 7 (Atkins, 2021), which authorized a new judicial streamlining program and took effect immediately. This program authorizes the Governor to certify projects investing over $100 million in the California economy or providing affordable housing so long as they meet heightened environmental and labor standards. Certified projects receive expedited judicial review for any lawsuits filed under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).
OPR is in the process of developing guidance on SB 7. This page will eventually host that new information.
Guidance for judicial streamlining applicants is under development and will be posted on this webpage. To receive notifications on resource postings, please subscribe to the Judicial Streamlining listserv.
Applications Under Consideration
All projects under consideration for judicial streamlining will be listed on this page. All application materials will be made available upon request by emailing email@example.com with the application name in the subject field.
A note will be included next to any application with an active public comment period. Comments should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org with the application name in the subject field.
Date Submitted: 1/24/2023
Public Review Period closed 2/8/23
Governor’s Determination on 3/18/23
Application Fee Setting Rulemaking
Pursuant to Public Resources Code section 21184.7, OPR has initiated rulemaking proceedings to set application fees applicable to applicants seeking certification for judicial streamlining as Environmental Leadership Development Project.
Status: The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking was published in the California Regulatory Notice Register on December 2, 2022. The comment period will close on January 17, 2023. Public comments on the proposed rule may be submitted to email@example.com.