Dear CEQA Reform Advocates: as an FYI, I wanted to share notice with you about the upcoming public workshops to discuss SB 226 implementation. The workshop in LA is on Thursday, February 23 (1pm).
The Governor's Office of Planning and Research (OPR) is pleased to announce public workshops to solicit comments on proposed additions to the CEQA Guidelines implementing SB 226 (Simitian, 2011). The proposal sets forth a streamlined CEQA review process for infill projects and contains performance standards that will determine an infill project’s eligibility for streamlined review. The proposal and related documents are available online at http://opr.ca.gov/s_sb226.php.
The workshops will be held on February 21 in Sacramento, February 22 in Fresno, and February 23 in Los Angeles. During the workshops, OPR staff will provide an overview of the proposed CEQA Guidelines update, introduce the performance standards and discuss next steps in the rulemaking process. An opportunity will be provided for public input on the preliminary discussion draft. A flyer with more information on the workshop dates and locations is available online at http://opr.ca.gov/docs/SB226FebWorkshopNotice.pdf.
Written comments on the proposal are requested by February 24, 2012, and should be submitted via electronic mail to CEQA.Guidelines@ceres.ca.gov.