Intermediate CEQA Workshop: Webinar for Practitioners

February 10, 2021

Association of Environmental Professionals

Downey Brand senior associate and environmental attorney Hina Gupta will join other environmental professionals in a virtual panel discussion at the Association of Environmental Professional’s 2021 Intermediate CEQA workshop. This presentation will help attendees develop a deeper understanding of how CEQA and other State Guidelines are practiced. The workshop will include illustrative examples as well as case studies and is designed for mid-stage practitioners specializing in the environmental review process. The 4-hour workshop will be immediately followed by a 30 minute wrap-up session for Q&A and networking. See below for an outline of the panel and topics.


  • Laurel Glass Lees, Controlled Thermal Resources US Inc.


  • Hina Gupta, Downey Brand
  • Konnie Dobreva, JD, E|P|D Solutions, Inc.
  • Chris Mundhenk, Ascent Environmental


  • A Brief Refresher on CEQA Essentials
  • Exemptions (unusual circumstances, standard of review, mitigation/avoidance)
  • Initial Studies and NDs/MNDs (Fair Arguments)
  • Draft EIRs (Scoping, Objectives, Baseline, Thresholds, Mitigation, Cumulative Analysis, Alternatives)
  • Final EIRs (Responding to Comments, Findings, Statement of Overriding Considerations)
  • Subsequent Review (Addenda, Supplemental Documents, 15183)

For more information and to register. please visit the event page.