Judicial streamlining under SB 149 specifies OPR’s administration of infrastructure streamlining of certain infrastructure projects.
SB 149 makes a broad swath of energy, transportation, water, and semiconductor projects eligible for expedited judicial review under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). Projects must meet certain criteria to be eligible for certification, as defined in forthcoming guidelines, anticipated for release in Fall 2023.
The streamlining provisions for certified projects include a 270- day judicial review period for a CEQA case, including all appeals, as feasible, and a requirement that public agencies concurrently prepare the record of proceedings and the administrative process.
OPR is receiving preapplication inquiries at this time for Infrastructure Streamlining projects. Please submit such inquiries here: email@example.com. OPR will work with applicants and sister state agencies to coordinate preapplication review to assist would-be applicants. Final applications will be received through that same email address.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com with the application name in the subject field.
Date Submitted: 10/5/2023
Status: Public Review Period closed 10/23/23
Governor’s Determination on 11/6/23