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OPR Issues Interim Guidance on How to Address Climate Change under CEQA

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The California Governor's Office of Planning and Research (OPR) has issued a Technical Advisory memorandum providing interim guidance on how lead agencies should address greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and climate change impacts in CEQA documents. The advisory, entitled "CEQA and Climate Change: Addressing Climate Change through California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Review" provides OPR’s current perspectives on this important and rapidly evolving topic. The advisory, which is available at OPR's web site, will serve as provisional guidance until the Resources Agency adopts formal amendments to the State CEQA Guidelines in early 2010.

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  • Ron Bass

    Senior FellowICF International

    Ronald Bass has participated in environmental and planning studies under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), and state planning laws. He is coauthor of The CEQA DESKBOOK: A Step-by-Step Approach to the California Environmental Quality Act and The NEPA Book: A Step-By-Step Guide on How to Comply with the National Environmental Policy Act.

    A member of the editorial board of California Environmental Law Reporter, he writes articles about legislation, regulations, and court decisions. Mr. Bass has served as president of the Association of Environmental Professionals and the American Planning Association, California chapter, from which he received the Distinguished Leadership Award.

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Published: Nov 3, 2008
Source: ICF International

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