Do you have the most practical solutions for addressing today's challenging CEQA issues?
CEQA is the cornerstone of the state's environmental protection laws. CEQA tends to be a focus for lawsuits, challenging the land use decisions of public agencies. Developing strategies for surviving potential litigation is an important aspect of preparing sound CEQA documents.
Attend this seminar and get the tools you need to develop effective CEQA compliance strategies. We will discuss the essentials of preparing legally defensible CEQA documents, and examine solutions to real projects. Don't miss this unique opportunity to share and collaboratively discuss some of CEQA's most perplexing issues. Register today and get a game plan for ensuring success.
Who should attend?
This seminar is designed for attorneys, engineers, architects,
city and county planners, environmental professionals, presidents, vice
presidents, water resource specialists, public works directors,
surveyors and project managers.
Benefits for You
- Get expert recommendations on hot-button issues, such as climate change and drought
- Get up to speed on recent rule changes and case law developments in California
- Recognize potential litigation risks and mitigate problems before they occur
- Find out which historical resources should be recorded during the identification process
- You will be able to review developing CEQA caselaw.
- You will be able to discuss water supply planning.
- You will be able to identify CEQA relationships.
- You will be able to explain evaluation of historical resources.
|8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
|9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
|CEQA Relationships - The Role of the Lead Agency and Developer in the CEQA Process and Litigation
|— Michelle Ouellette and Kristi J. Smith
- What Is the Role and Goal of the Lead Agency?
- What Is the Role and Goal of the Developer?
- How Can They Work Together to Achieve Those Goals?
- How to Get Around the Conflicts Between Lead Agency and Developer?
- What Are the Pitfalls From Having Too Close of a Relationship?
- How to Prepare If You Know You Are Going to Be Sued
|10:30 AM - 10:45 AM
|10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
|Hot Areas of Developing CEQA Caselaw and How They Affect You
|— Fernando Avila and Michelle Ouellette
- The Ballona Creek Problem: Do Impacts of the Environment on the Project Count?
- The Evolving Rules on When Communications on CEQA Compliance Are Confidential
- The Courts' Struggles With the Baseline Concept
- The Courts' Struggles When Dealing With Exemptions
- The Ever Expanding List of Impacts We Must Assess
|12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
|Lunch (On Your Own)
|1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
|Knowing What You're Asking for: Evaluation of Historical Resources
|— Samantha Murray, M.A., R.P.A. and Stephanie Standerfer, M.S.
- What Are Historical Resources Under CEQA?
- What Is the Difference Between Recordation and Evaluation of Historical Resources?
- What Types of Historical Resources Should Be Recorded During the Identification Process?
- When Should Historical Resources Be Evaluated for Historic and Architectural Significance?
- How Is Historic and Architectural Significance Evaluated?
- What Are the Secretary of the Interiors' Standards?
- What Happens If a Historical Resource Within the Project Area Is Determined Eligible?
- How Do I Mitigate or Avoid a Substantial Adverse Change to an Historical Resource?
- What If a Substantial Adverse Change to an Historical Resource Cannot Be Mitigated or Avoided?
|3:00 PM - 3:15 PM
|3:15 PM - 4:30 PM
|Water Supply Planning: Lessons Learned From Unprecedented Drought
|— Joseph Monaco
- How Are Climate Change and Recent Drought Issues Affecting How We Think About Water Supply?
- What Are the Primary Assumptions Upon Which Our Water Collection, Storage and Delivery Systems Changing?
- In Light of Our Water Supply Challenges, How Will California Meet
Increasing Demands That Will Come With a Projected Population of 50
Million People by the Middle of the Century?
- How Do Emerging Supplemental Supplies Such as Seawater Desalination Fit Into the Picture?
- What Are Some of the Challenges From Both an Environmental and
Regulatory Perspective That Need to Be Overcome to Develop New Water
- What Policy and Political Paradigm Shifts Are Needed, or Can Be
Expected to Align the State's Interests in Water Supply and
- Domestic Macroeconomic Trends
- Monetary and Fiscal Policy Options
- Global Externalities (EU, China and Other Developing Issues)
- Double Dip Recession or Continued Slow Economic Recovery
Overall Health of Production Agriculture
- Present Conditions at National Level
- Linkages to Macroeconomic Outlook
Agricultural Credit Market Overview
- Net Farm Income
- Farm Land Values
- Interest Rates
- Financial Regulators
- Leading and Lagging Indicators
- Underwriting Standards
- Changes in Lending Practices
Current and Emerging Issues
FacultyDanny A. Klinefelter, Texas A&M University John B. Penson Jr., Texas A&M UniversityDanny A. Klinefelter • Regents fellow and honor professor at the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences in the Department of Agricultural Economics at Texas A&M University • Area of emphasis is on agricultural finance and management development • 10 years experience in commercial banking and the Farm Credit System • Director, The Executive Program for Agricultural Producers (TEPAP) • Executive secretary, Association of Agricultural Production Executives (AAPEX) • Named by Top Producer magazine as one of the 25 people in the world who will have the greatest influence on the future of American agriculture • Recipient of the American Agricultural Editors Association’s Distinguished Service to Agriculture Award • Writer or co-writer of eight books and more than 400 articles on management and finance • Ph.D. degree in agricultural economics, University of Illinois John B. Penson, Jr. • Regents professor and stiles professor of agriculture in the Department of Agricultural Economics at Texas A&M University • Area of emphasis is on macroeconomics of agriculture • Presents outlook speeches on this topic before regional, national and international audiences • Nationally recognized teacher and researcher • Writer of leading textbook in agricultural economics used at 68 colleges and universities world wide • Consultant to national and international lending institutions • Ph.D. degree in agricultural economics, University of Illinois
- Farm Program Changes
- Counter Party Risks
- Large Rental Operations
- Borrower Risk Management
- Ag Sector Consolidation and Coordinated Supply Chains