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CEQA Deskbook, 3rd Edition
Title: CEQA Deskbook, 3rd Edition
Step-by-Step Guide on How to Comply with the California Environmental Quality Act

ISBN: 9780923956486


CEQA Deskbook is unique...

  • The only easy-to-understand, illustrated guide to CEQA
  • Used by professionals throughout California
  • Recognized by the Association of Environmental Professionals with an Award of Excellence
  • Cited as an authoritative source by the California courts
  • A popular textbook in professional workshops and university courses


  • All legislative amendments through 2012
  • The most recent version of the State CEQA Guidelines, including revisions related to greenhouse gas emissions
  • Sidebar discussion of key court decisions
  • Practice tips addressing commonly occurring issues
  • New and revised flow charts and diagrams explaining important elements of CEQA
  • Advice about integrating CEQA with NEPA and other environmental laws
  • Hard-to-find studies of CEQA's effectiveness
  • Pointers for successful compliance


  • Climate Change, greenhouse gas emissions and climate change impacts in CEQA documents
  • New Chapters and expanded discussions on Initial Studies, Negative Declarations and Mitigated Negative Declarations
  • Additional case tables summarizing key court decisions
  • Coverage of new legislation and CEQA Guidelines revisions
  • Practice Tips for successful implementation of CEQA

With the CEQA Deskbook, users will be able to...

  • Understand the entire environmental review process under CEQA
  • Determine if a project is subject to CEQA
  • Learn when to prepare Negative Declarations, Mitigated Negative Declarations, and Environmental Impact Reports, including Program and Master EIRs
  • Streamline CEQA through the use of "tiering" and other tools
  • Prepare complete, useful, and legally sufficient documents
  • Develop an appropriate range of alternatives
  • Write adequate, feasible, and effective mitigation measures
  • Critically review and evaluate CEQA documents
  • Integrate CEQA with other environmental laws, including NEPA

The CEQA Deskbook is ideal for:

  • Environmental specialists
  • State and local agency staff and decision makers
  • Attorneys specializing in environmental law
  • Students
  • Concerned citizens who want to effectively influence the environmental decisions that shape their communities
  • Anyone looking for a reader-friendly overview of CEQA

398 pages, paperback. Solano Press (Feb. 2013)

Author: Ronald Bass, Kenneth Bogdan, Terry Rivasplata
Publisher: Solano Press
Categories: Model Codes, Urban Planning,

Our Price: $80.00
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