CEQA professionals must have a strong understanding of CEQA, as well as the ability to critically assess information during the environmental review process. Students will work through a project, building upon the understanding and knowledge of the CEQA process acquired in the CEQA I course and will leave this course with a solid understanding of CEQA so that they are prepared to move to more advanced work.
Key topics include:
- Drafting defensible project descriptions and project objectives
- Identifying and drafting direct, indirect, and cumulative impact analyses, including the identification of the cumulative study area
- Establishing environmental baselines
- Determining applicable and relevant thresholds
- Identifying and drafting defensible mitigation measures
- Mitigation monitoring and adaptive management
- Identifying project alternatives
- Public review, comment, and participation strategies
- Preparing responses to comments in the final EIR process
- Preparing the administrative record
Practical work is emphasized. Students will evaluate an EIR and prepare public review letter commenting on the adequacy of an environmental document.
AICP Credit: AICP members can earn Certification Maintenance (CM) credits for this activity. For a list of additional AICP CM Events at UC San Diego Extension go to American Planning Association.
CM | 26 |
CM | 1 | Law
Other Credits : UCSD certifies this activity is approved by the State Bar of California for 20 hours of MCLE credit.
Course Number: ENVR-40009
Credit: 3.00 unit(s)
Related Certificate Programs: CEQA Practice
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10/5/2020 - 12/5/2020
1/18/2021 - 3/20/2021