Updates To The CEQA Guidelines & SB 743 Implementation Tools

Announcement

SB 743 Implementation Tools and Technical Support

SACOG is committed to providing ongoing modeling and data support to member agencies for SB 743 implementation. A SB 743 local agency working group was formed to provide a regional forum for information sharing, project implementation, CEQA streaming and implementation of assistance grants. As part of the implementation assistance project, models and tools to preform VMT estimation were reviewed and VMT estimation methodologies were documented. The following links include documents and tools to help support SB 743 implementation and analysis.

Links to SB 743 Technical Implementation Tools and Documents:

VMT Procedures using SACSIM

VMT IXXI Adjustment Methodology

SB 743 Working Group: Trip Length Adjustments for SB 743 VMT Analysis Memorandum

SACOG SB 743 Implementation Tools Final Report June 2020

SB 743 Regional VMT Project Screening Maps

Featuring planning and legal staff from the Governor’s Office of Planning & Research

On November 27, 2017 the Governor’s Office of Planning & Research (OPR) released comprehensive updates to the CEQA Guidelines, including revisions for the analysis of transportation impacts called for by SB 743. View OPR’s staff present key information about what the updates include and the timeline for implementation. 

Watch the Webinar: https://www.sacog.org/post/updates-ceqa-guidelines-sb-743

OPR Staff Presenters:

Chris Ganson is a Senior Planner at the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research, where he leads California’s transition from LOS to VMT.  He previously held positions at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, the World Resources Institute, and US EPA Region 9.  Chris holds master’s degrees in City Planning and Transportation Engineering from UC Berkeley.

Jeannie Lee is Senior Counsel at the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research (OPR). Prior to joining OPR, Ms. Lee worked as an attorney at the California Attorney General’s Office and Remy Moose Manley, LLP, primarily litigating CEQA and land use cases. Before entering the legal profession, Ms. Lee was an environmental planner, and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners.

Links to OPR Documents:

Proposed Updates to the CEQA Guidelines – Comprehensive Package

Proposed Updates to CEQA Guidelines – Transportation

Technical Advisory on Evaluating Transportation Impacts in CEQA

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