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Tools and Strategies for Streamlining CEQA Compliance

The California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) has been a part of the California legislative landscape for 47 years, requiring local and state agencies to analyze and identify environmental impacts before approving projects. CEQA compliance is often the biggest source of time delays and litigation risk for project development.

Shaye Diveley, Principal in Meyers Nave’s Land Use and Environmental Law Practice groups, published an article in the League of California Cities’ Western City magazine that provides information about statutory changes and judicial decisions which create opportunities to reduce time and cost burdens involved in the CEQA process. Shaye explains various options, including expanded use of exemptions, “fast-track” legislation, and tiering off existing EIRs. Please click here to read her article titled “CEQA: New Strategies for Streamlining Environmental Review.”