Sen. Tom Berryhill On SB 787 And CEQA Reform

“The Legislature is quick to support waiving CEQA when it comes to a stadium for an NFL or NBA team but silent when it comes to making the process work for the rest of us. SB 787 in no way would have circumvented CEQA or weakened the environmental protections put in place by CEQA. What it would have done is get at the heart of the problem –- projects being delayed or killed for reasons other than environmental concerns.”

Sen. Tom Berryhill, R-Twain Harte, after his legislation (SB 787) was defeated in the Senate Environmental Quality Committee on a party line vote (Modesto Bee, 4 May 2013)

Important Public Viewing Details Within Environmental Documents…

California Department of Water Resources recently released the Draft Program Environmental Impact Report (PEIR) for its Small Erosion Repair Program (SERP).

I noticed this helpful page (1-8) within the document that contained the addresses and operating hours of public facilities where people can view printed copies of the document. It’s a small touch that reminds people that there are multiple avenues to view these public documents through the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) process.

The complete document can be downloaded here.