BPC Workshop: CEQA Update and Federal Regulatory Developments 2018

October 25, 2018

Bay Planning Coalition's 6th Annual CEQA Update

Downey Brand partners Kathryn Oehlschlager and Christian Marsh (both in our San Francisco office) are speaking at the Bay Planning Coalition’s 6th Annual CEQA Update in Oakland on October 25, 2018.

During this year’s CEQA Update, Kathryn will sit on a panel titled, Climate Change, New Guidelines, and Transportation, followed by discussion and Q&A. Later, Kathryn will present during a portion of the “Year in Review,” touching on significant CEQA developments of 2017/2018. Kathryn will be joined by:

  • Arthur Coon, Attorney and Shareholder, Miller Starr Regalia
  • Alexander (“Sandy”) Crockett, Assistant Counsel, Bay Area Air Quality Management District
  • Chris Ganson, Governor’s Office of Planning and Research
  • Dr. Shari Libicki, Principal, Ramboll
  • Todd Williams, Partner, Wendel, Rosen, Black & Dean LLP

Accompanied by other leading professionals in the areas of land use and development law, Christian will present in a segment titled, Upheaval – Changes Proposed to Federal Permitting, NEPA, Endangered Species Act, Clean Water Act, and More. Specifically, Christian will discuss issues related to NEPA and Federal Permit Streamlining. Topics will include:

  • Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST 41), Federal Permitting Improvement Steering Council, and the Permitting Dashboard for covered infrastructure projects
  • Executive Orders 13766 and 13807 for expediting federal environmental reviews and establishing accountability for priority infrastructure projects
  • Department of the Interior Secretarial Order 3355 on streamlining NEPA review
  • Advanced notice of proposed rulemaking on NEPA regulations

For more information and to register, please visit the event website.