CEQA Workshop October 14th

It’s that time of year again and if you have not already done so, please sign-up for AEP’s 2010 CEQA Basics Workshop in Cotati on October 14th!  Early registration rates end Monday, September 27th!

This full-day workshop is designed to provide the “Nuts and Bolts” of CEQA to address the needs of those new to CEQA or those looking for a basics refresher on CEQA fundamentals.  Please share this email with new environmental professionals and those interested in learning CEQA 101!

The workshop program consists of curriculum developed specifically for consultants and planners, as well as state and local government and regulatory agency staff.  CEQA experts and practitioners will present current information in a panel format with time for audience questions.  Topics will include a discussion understanding the rules of the CEQA Statute and Guidelines (including a discussion of the 2010 revisions to the Appendix G Thresholds of Significance), determining the appropriate document, agency & consultant responsibilities, adequacy of analysis and mitigation, findings, notices, legal challenges and defensibility and projects also subject to NEPA.



Katherine J. Hart, Attorney, Abbott & Kindermann, LLP

Pat Collins, Senior Project Manager, Winzler and Kelly

Steve Noack, Principal, Design, Community & Environment


Early registration is recommended to secure your reservation, as space is limited!  For additional information and/or to register, log on to AEP’s web page (http://www.califaep.org/).  The registration fee includes course materials (hard copy and cd), which will be provided at the venue, a continental breakfast and afternoon snack.  Lunch is on your own this year..


City of Cotati, Cotati Room

216 E. School Street

Cotati, CA  94931

Driving Directions: Cotati is North of Petaluma and South of Santa Rosa on HWY 101.

Northbound:  From Highway 101, take the West Sierra Avenue exit.  Turn right on to West Sierra Avenue.  Drive approximately ¼ mile and turn left into the City Hall parking lot.

Southbound:  From Highway 101, take the Gravenstein Highway/Highway 116 exit.  Turn left on to Gravenstein Highway.  Turn right at the second stoplight on to Old Redwood Highway.  Turn right at the first stoplight on to West Sierra Avenue.  Go straight at the first stop sign (East School Street), and make a quick right into the City Hall parking lot.

*Parking is available in the City Hall parking lot and along East School Street*

Please contact Terri McCracken (terri@dceplanning.com) or (510) 848-3815 x316  with any workshop related questions.

See you at the workshop!!


Terri McCracken


AEP San Francisco Bay Area Chapter


Associate Planner

Design, Community & Environment

1625 Shattuck Avenue, Suite 300

Berkeley, CA 94709

P 510 848 3815 x316

F 510 848 4315

M 707 217 6818