CEQA Reform for Large Projects with Environmental Benefits


On September 27, 2011, Governor Brown signed AB 900 into law. The bill was intended to streamline CEQA litigation that delays large, job-creating projects that include or implement significant environmental benefits.

The law defines an “Environmental Leadership Development Project” or “Leadership Project” that qualifies for the law’s benefits, as a large development (residential, retail, commercial, entertainment or recreational) to be located on an infill site and certified LEED Silver or better by the U.S. Green Building Council. To qualify, the project must be an infill project, achieve 10% or greater transportation efficiency than comparable projects, a clean renewable energy project or a clean energy manufacturing project. The project applicants initiate the process for qualifying their project by requesting that the Governor certify it as eligible for the streamlining benefits the Act provides.

Please see full alert below for more information.

LOADING PDF: If there are any problems, click here to download the file.

Written by:

Published In:

DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

© Buchalter Nemer | Attorney Advertising

Don't miss a thing! Build a custom news brief:

Read fresh new writing on compliance, cybersecurity, Dodd-Frank, whistleblowers, social media, hiring & firing, patent reform, the NLRB, Obamacare, the SEC…

…or whatever matters the most to you. Follow authors, firms, and topics on JD Supra.

Create your news brief now - it's free and easy »

All the intelligence you need, in one easy email:

Great! Your first step to building an email digest of JD Supra authors and topics. Log in with LinkedIn so we can start sending your digest...

Sign up for your custom alerts now, using LinkedIn ›

* With LinkedIn, you don't need to create a separate login to manage your free JD Supra account, and we can make suggestions based on your needs and interests. We will not post anything on LinkedIn in your name.