Announcement: Live Stream Option Added for OPR's Upcoming Webinar -- Implementing SB 743: What You Need to Know

Live Streaming Option Added!

While OPR's upcoming webinars are full, a live stream option has been added for the upcoming dates:

  • April 16, 9:30 am–12:30 pm
  • April 20, 2:00 pm–5:00 pm

During the webinar, the content will be available on OPR's YouTube Channel for viewing. Registration is not needed. As a reminder, each date will contain the same general content.

A recording of the webinar will be posted on OPR's SB 743 website and YouTube Channel after the last event.

For those who are registered for the webinars, you should have received a confirmation email with Zoom login information. If you have not received that email, please check your spam filter. If you need assistance with your registration, please email us prior to the start of the webinar at

There will be upcoming online Office Hours to address more detailed questions. A future e-blast will contain dates and topics. Questions for Office Hours can be submitted to

Webinar Details

While Californians are rightfully focused on COVID-19 during this time, OPR has also received many questions about SB 743 implementation in the past few weeks. The requirement in CEQA Guidelines Section 15064.3 to use vehicle miles traveled (VMT) as the metric for transportation analysis still takes effect on July 1st. The purpose of this webinar is to make this transition as easy and seamless as possible.

OPR staff will walk through OPR’s recommendations on how to implement this change and answer clarifying questions from attendees. The webinar will cover methods of VMT analysis, determining VMT significance, and VMT mitigation for both land use and transportation projects.

Guest presenters from the City of San Jose and UC Berkeley Law's Center for Law, Energy & the Environment will cover how their jurisdiction has implemented the VMT metric and potential mitigation strategies, respectively.

In the meantime, helpful resources are available at OPR’s SB 743 web page, which contains the latest Technical Advisory and narrated presentations explaining key points from the Technical Advisory:

It also contains a California Air Resources Board document connecting VMT with climate targets found in state law.

There will be upcoming online office hours to address more detailed questions.