CEQA Streamlining Opportunities


The State now recognizes the potential for CEQA streamlining as a means of reducing a key regulatory barrier. There are a variety of avenues for projects to receive CEQA relief, including SB 375 (PRC 21155.1), SB 226 (PRC 21094.5), SB 35, Infill Housing (PRC 21159.24 and 21159.25), Specific Plan (GC 65457), Tiering (Guideline 15183), Class 32 (Guideline 15332), and Class 3 (Guideline 15303) exemptions. These opportunities and others are outlined in a 2018 CEQA Review of Housing Projects Technical Advisory released by the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research.