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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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