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2005 CEQA Legislation: What was Signed, Vetoed, and Will be Alive in 2006

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A number of California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) bills were introduced during the 2005 legislative session. Of the 4 CEQA bills that reached Governor Schwarzenegger's desk, three were signed and one was vetoed. This article summarized the bills that were signed and vetoed, as well as the two-year bills that are dead for 2005.

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  • Terry Rivasplata

    Technical DirectorICF International

    Terry Rivasplata, a Senior Environmental Planner with ICF International, specializes in preparing California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) documents for projects ranging from schools to general plans. He teaches classes on CEQA and related topics for clients and the University of California Extension.

    He was with the Governor's Office of Planning and Research from 1985 to 1998, including a stint as the chief of both the state clearinghouse and the planning unit. He participated in drafting the 1998, 1997, and 1994 amendments to the CEQA Guidelines. He is the editor of the Environmental Assessor for the Association of Environmental Professionals and was coauthor of the 1998, 1990, and 1987 editions of General Plan Guidelines.

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Published: Nov 1, 2005
Source: ICF International

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