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). For more information, please email: california.jobs@opr.ca.gov

Applicant Resources

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 california.jobs@opr.ca.gov 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 california.jobs@opr.ca.gov with the application name in the subject field.

Pending Applications

Date Submitted: 9/29/2023

Public Review Closes: 10/23/2023

Materials:

Certified Applications

Application Fees

Note: Application Fees Were Formally Established and Are Effective October 1.

Pursuant to Public Resources Code section 21184.7, OPR finalized regulations establishing application fees for applicants seeking certification for judicial streamlining as an Environmental Leadership Development Project. The regulations will go into effect on October 1, 2023.

The application fee applies to all projects applying to the program, except housing projects that meet the criteria set forth at Public Resources Code section 21180, subdivision (b)(4). For more information, please see the Final Regulation Text. The final regulations will be published at California Code of Regulations, title 14, sections 16100-16102.

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Natalie Kuffel
Natalie Kuffel is the Judicial Streamlining Program Manager.