Held September 14, 2012 in Sacramento

This intensive, practical workshop is designed to give LAFCo, city and special district staff the ability to prepare, initiate, administer, review and comment on environmental documents required by the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). Topics covered include: Current CEQA Guidelines; LAFCo responsibilities as a lead agency and a responsible agency; How to prepare categorical exemptions, initial studies and negative declarations; Preparation of requests for proposals for expanded initial studies, mitigated negative declarations and environmental impact reports; How to comment on environmental documents; How to use or amend environmental documents prepared by other agencies; and Relevant case law and new requirements.