CEQA Amendments From the 2011 Legislative Session

In the 2011 session, the California Legislature and the Governor passed several bills to amend CEQA. As summarized below, these bills streamline the review process for green projects, environmental leadership projects, and a proposed football stadium; relax water supply assessment requirements for photovoltaic and wind energy projects; and clarify requirements for naming and serving real parties in interest in CEQA lawsuits.

SB 226 amends CEQA and other parts of the Public Resources Code to facilitate review of certain green projects.

SB 226 exempts from CEQA projects that propose to install a solar energy system on the roof of an existing building or at an existing parking lot.

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