A Message from the CEQA Working Group Coalition

  Another Example of CEQA Misuse: “Carmageddon”, Los Angeles   _________________________________________________________________________   CEQA Working Group Coalition:   Today we’ve released the fifth case study in our weekly series profiling examples of misuses of CEQA: “Carmageddon” in Los Angeles.   As part of a $1 billion project to relieve congestion on the 405 freeway, LA Metropolitan Transportation […]

Bay Area Integrated Regional Water Management Plan Chapters Available for Review

Three draft chapters are now available for public review as part of the Bay Area IRWM Plan Update process: Chapter 2: Region Description Chapter 3: Objectives Chapter 6: Regional Priorities (includes Appendix 6-2: Project Template) Please visit the BAIRWMP website at http://bairwmp.org/bairwm-2013-plan-update/public-drafts/drafts to access the draft chapters. How to provide comments Please submit your substantive […]

From the CEQA Working Group Coalition

Another Example of CEQA Misuse: Moe’s Stop Gas Station, San Jose CEQA Working Group Coalition: Today we’ve released the fourth case study in our weekly series profiling examples of misuses of CEQA: Moe’s Stop Gas Station in San Jose. When Moe’s Stop wanted to add a few more pumps to the existing gas station, the […]

State Water Resources Control Board Draft Order

Click here for a PDF of the Draft Order In the Matter of the Petitions of OCEAN MIST FARMS AND RC FARMS; GROWER-SHIPPER ASSOCIATION OF CENTRAL CALIFORNIA, GROWER-SHIPPER ASSOCIATION OF SANTA BARBARA AND SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTIES, AND WESTERN GROWERS For Review of Conditional Waiver of Waste Discharge Requirements Order No. R3-2012-0011 Discharges from Irrigated […]

VERY IMPORTANT: Contact Your Member of Congress

The transportation authorization conferees are making a strong push to complete negotiations on the bill today or tomorrow.   Yesterday, the Senate conferees offered to the House conferees RAMP language without the point of order enforcement mechanism.  Opposition to the RAMP enforcement language by key Senate Appropriators appears to be influencing the Senate EPW Committee […]

2012 Appropriations Budget

2012 Appropriations Budget BPC took a look at President Obama’s 2012 Appropriations Budget and added our recommendations regarding continuing construction projects, operations and maintenance, continuing authorities and navigation studies in progress of our members. Download the excel spreadsheet.

Regulatory Reach of BCDC's Bay Plan

Regulatory Reach of BCDC’s Bay Plan Summary: The Bay Plan is not confined to “advisory” status regarding projects and activates outside BCDC’s formal jurisdiction. To the contrary, the Bay Plan has the force of binding federal law under the Coastal Zone Management Act with respect to any project or activity involving a federal permit or […]

BAAQMD Adopts New Air Quality CEQA Compliance Guidelines for Construction

Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) Adopts New Air Quality CEQA Compliance Guidelines for Construction. On June 2, BAAQMD unanimously adopted “thresholds of significance”.  These are numeric air pollution thresholds to be used in the land use review process by local government in deciding whether to require  builders/project sponsors to conduct studies on ways […]

Federal Legislation H.R. 4844

On March 15, 2010 federal legislation, H.R.4844, was introduced in the House of Representatives by Congressmen Boustany and Stupak “To ensure that amounts credited to the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund are used for harbor maintenance.”  Bay Planning Coalition encourages support for this bill to ensure necessary funding for dredging and a safe and reliable navigation […]