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Review of California's 2009 Environmental Legislation

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The California Governor and Legislature have ended the 2009 session with few major changes to State environmental policy. Several bills relating to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), greenhouse gas reduction, and energy conservation were signed. Although few reflect major attempts to address the continued challenges facing the State in these areas, some important incremental changes will begin with legislation signed this year.

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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: Dec 4, 2009
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