2020 CEQA Essentials Workshop

Webinar for Early Stage Practitioners

Southern California Panel
Wednesday, September 30
8:30am – 1pm

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Northern California Panel
Thursday, October 8
8:30am – 1pm

Purchase Recording


The Association of Environmental Professionals invites you to register for the CEQA Essentials Workshop, a 4-hour webinar with an added 30 minutes of wrap-up/Q&A and networking. The curriculum provides a basic understanding of the fundamentals of the California Environmental Quality Act and the State Guidelines and includes practice pointers and case studies for early stage practitioners. This webinar features a curriculum developed specifically for people involved in the environmental review process including consultants, regulators, applicants, or industry professionals, and will benefit those new to the field as well as practicing professionals who would like a refresher on the essentials. Attendees will receive all workshop materials virtually prior to the webinar, and the webinar recording will be made available to attendees afterward for reference.

Topics will include:

  • Understanding the Context and Legislative Intent of the Statute and Guidelines
  • Guiding Principles and the CEQA Process
  • How to Prepare Effective Project Descriptions and Initial Studies
  • Mitigated/Negative Declaration Documents
  • Types of EIR Documents
  • How to Stay Current
  • Findings
  • Notices

This workshop is pending approval for AICP and MCLE credits.

Southern California Panel: Sept 30

  • Laurel Glass Lees, Controlled Thermal Resources
  • Mindy Fogg, County of Ventura
  • Brian Smith, AECOM
  • Konnie Dobreva, E|P|D Solutions

Northern California Panel: Oct 8

  • Laurel Glass Lees, Controlled Thermal Resources
  • Chris Mundhenk, Ascent Environmental
  • Richard Daulton, Rincon Consultants
  • Emily Bacchini, Sacramento Municipal Utility District


Early Registration (available until 9/24)
  • Member (Full/Agency/Corporate): $99
  • Member (Young Professional/Emeritus): $50
  • Member (Student): $25
  • Non-Member: $199
Regular Registration (available from 9/25-9/30)
  • Member (Full/Agency/Corporate): $125
  • Member (Young Professional/Emeritus): $75
  • Member (Student): $35
  • Non-Member: $225

Registration is limited on a first-come, first-served basis and online only; fees must be paid in advance either by credit/debit card or check. Fees include a copy of the webinar recording.

Questions? Contact: Lynne C. Bynder, CMP at: lbynder@califaep.org www.califaep.org
No refunds or cancellations accepted within 2 weeks of workshop date. Substitutions are permitted.