CEQA Essentials Workshop

  • Thursday, November 05, 2015
  • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Tower Conference Center, 205 E River Park Circle, Fresno, CA

Registration

The Association of Environmental Professionals (AEP) invites you to register for the CEQA Essentials Workshop. This workshop provides a basic understanding of the fundamentals of the California Environmental Quality Act and the State Guidelines, and includes intermediate-level practice pointers and case studies. This workshop features a curriculum developed specifically for people involved in the environmental review process, including consultants, regulators, applicants, or industry professionals, and will benefit those new to the field as well as mid-level practicing professionals (AICP-CM credits pending).

Topics will include:

  • Understanding the Statute and Guidelines
  • Determining the Appropriate Document - Exemptions, Negative Declarations, EIRs
  • Responsibilities - Lead, Responsible, Trustee agencies and the role of the Consultant
  • Adequacy of analysis and mitigation
  • Findings
  • Notices

Program Outline

8:30-9:00am  Registration/Meet & Greet

9:00 – 9:15am  Introduction & Overview

9:15-10:00am  Session I - General Intro to CEQA Statue and Guidelines

10:00-10:45am  Session II - CEQA Process & Documents (Negative Declarations/Mitigated NDs/EIRs)

10:45-11:00am  Break

11:00-11:30am  Session III – CEQA vs NEPA

11:30-12:00pm  Session IV - Legal Challenges/Practice Pointers

12:00-1:00pm  Lunch (Provided)

1:00-2:30pm  Session V - Special Topics: Baseline, Cumulative, Streamlining (Infill & Tiering), Health Risk Assessments

2:30-2:45pm  Break

2:45-3:45pm Session VI - Case Studies

3:45-4:30pm Questions & Answers

 

Speakers

Shannon Chaffin, Aleshire & Wynder LLP
Talia Kolluri, City of Fresno
Kyle Simpson, Placeworks

 

Cost

Early Registration by 10/9
Member or Agency/Corporate Member  $150
Student Member  $15
Non-Member Agency   $200
Non-Member Private Sector  $250
Student Non-Member  $30
Group Rate (per person for groups of 3+)  $175
New Member + Workshop  $300
New Agency Membership + Workshop  $350
New Corporate Membership + Workshop $400
New Student + Workshop  $50

Registration by 10/16
Member or Agency/Corporate Member  $175
Student Member  $20
Non-Member Agency   $225
Non-Member Private Sector  $275
Student Non-Member  $35
Group Rate (per person for groups of 3+)  $200
New Member + Workshop  $325
New Agency Membership + Workshop  $375
New Corporate Membership + Workshop $425
New Student + Workshop  $55

Late or On-Site Registration
Member or Agency/Corporate Member  $200
Student Member  $25
Non-Member Agency   $250
Non-Member Private Sector  $300
Student Non-Member  $40
Group Rate (per person for groups of 3+)  $225
New Member + Workshop  $350
New Agency Membership + Workshop  $400
New Corporate Membership + Workshop $450
New Student + Workshop  $60

Registration is limited on a first-come, first-serve basis. Pre-registration is on-line only; fees must be paid in advance either by credit/debit card or check. Purchase orders are not accepted. On-site registrations may be accepted if space is available. Fees include registration materials, handouts, continental breakfast, lunch and afternoon snacks.

No refunds or cancellations accepted within 2 weeks or workshop date. Substitutions are permitted.

Go to http://www.califaep.org/workshops/ceqa-essentials-workshops to register.

For more information contact Lynne C. Bynder at lbynder@califaep.org.

Directions: http://binged.it/1v5seXD

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