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CEQA Developments Blog

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2018 Year-End CEQA Round-Up

USA - December 11 2018 Senate Bill 35, more colloquially known as “SB 35,” was signed into law by Governor Brown on September 29, 2017. While somewhat byzantine in its…

CEQA Plaintiff’s Failure To Appeal Incorrectly Labeled “Interlocutory” Decision Granting Peremptory Writ Barred Appellate Review Of Decision On Later Appeal From Post-Judgment Order Erroneously Labeled “Final Judgment”

USA - December 3 2018 In a partially published 40-page opinion filed on November 26, 2018, the Sixth District Court of Appeal affirmed the trial court’s post-judgment…

Third District Holds Plumas County General Plan Update EIR Complies With CEQA And Update’s Compatible Use Determinations Do Not Violate Timberland Act

USA - November 27 2018 In an opinion filed October 19, and later ordered published on November 15, 2018, the Third District Court of Appeal affirmed a judgment upholding…

Fourth District Holds Addendum Process Authorized By CEQA, No New Findings Required

USA - November 5 2018 The Fourth District Court of Appeal (Div. 1) held in a published opinion filed October 24, 2018, that CEQA Guidelines § 15164 validly establishes an…

2018 CEQA Fall Update: Recent Legislative, Judicial, And Other Developments

USA - October 24 2018 Under AB 2923, BART now has limited land use regulation authority on its own lands near its stations. BART is required to adopt Transit-Oriented…

Fourth District Holds San Diego County’s Threshold of Significance for Evaluating GHG Impacts Violates CEQA And Prior Writ

USA - October 8 2018 In a published opinion filed in consolidated appeals on September 28, 2018, the Fourth District Court of Appeal (Div. 1) affirmed the trial court’s…

Fourth District Holds CEQA Challenge To Ministerial Approval Of Development Project Modifications Barred By Res Judicata, Water Supply Assessment Not Required

USA - October 1 2018 The Fourth District Court of Appeal (Div. 2) affirmed a judgment entered after the sustaining of a…

Fourth District Holds CEQA Does Not Require EIR Absent Evidence That Subdivision Approval Actually Violated Applicable Land Use Regulations Adopted to Mitigate Environmental Impacts

USA - September 19 2018 In an opinion filed August 10, and later ordered published on September 7, 2018, the Fourth District Court of Appeal (Div. 2) affirmed a judgment…

Legislature Tinkers With Modestly Reforming Scope Of CEQA Analysis In Two New Laws

USA - September 12 2018 On September 7, 2018, Governor Brown signed two bills amending CEQA in relatively minor ways that will become effective January 1, 2019. AB 2341…