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Disaster Response and Housing CEQA Streamlining – OPR Guidance

January 23, 2020

The Governor’s Office of Planning and Research (OPR) has updated technical advisories on disaster response and housing to include references to recently enacted legislation. These technical advisories are intended to provide guidance on California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) provisions that may streamline disaster recovery response and housing construction.

The technical advisory on CEQA exemptions for potential application in disaster recovery efforts is available here and the technical advisory on CEQA review of housing projects is available here.

These technical advisories are part of a series of advisories provided by OPR as a service to professional planners, land use officials, and CEQA practitioners. They are updated as needed on current issues in environmental law and land use planning that broadly affect the practice of CEQA and land use planning in California.

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