Environmental Leadership Development Projects
Judicial streamlining under SB 7 specifies OPR’s administration of 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). For more information, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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
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.