CEQA Public Noticing Best Practices

Public noticing under CEQA can be taken for granted. Yet, a misstep in noticing procedure carries both minor and major risks, from having to recirculate notification to getting sued. Noticing is Necessary “Noticing is sometimes seen as the easy part of CEQA,” said Ruta K. Thomas, Dudek CEQA project manager. “But the process is an…

Soil Remediation for Agricultural Land Development

  Soil remediation for developing California’s agricultural fields often requires a Removal Action Workplan (RAW) setting target concentrations so each chemical contaminant is reduced to an acceptable level for human health. A multi-family residential development proposed on a former 15-acre Placer County orchard illustrates how an environmental impact report (EIR) can effectively address both the…

Newhall Ranch EIS/EIR Certified

The California Department of Fish & Game (CDFG) has certified the final EIS/EIR for the 14,000 acre Newhall Ranch and Santa Clara River and issued the Master Streambed Alteration Agreement and Incidental Take Permits for state-listed species. This means the environmental permits are in place for the Newhall Ranch Master planned community for the next…

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