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Last Updated: Monday, November 28, 2016 2:53 PM

SER - What's New

Postings on this page will be highlighted for 90 days.

Postings are in chronological order with the most recent listed first. Updates may also be viewed under specific SER volumes and sections. Postings older than 90 days can be accessed on the Posting History page.

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  • 11-28-16 The Environmental Management Office (EMO) has posted guidance on Mitigation under CEQA.
  • 11-22-16 The Cultural Studies Office has completed a new publication called "A Historical Context and Methodology for Evaluating Trails, Roads, and Highways in California." This publication documents the development of trails, roads, and highways in California from prehistoric times to the creation of today’s modern highway system.
  • 11-10-16 The Environmental Management Office (EMO) has updated the Community Impact Assessment (CIA) template to include a heading for Relocations and Real Property Acquisition and to update links. The CIA template can be found on the SER Other Guidance page.
  • 10-07-16 The Environmental Management Office has updated the AB 52 language in Chapter 28 of the SER.
  • 10-06-16 The California Natural Resources Agency recently proposed changes to Appendix G of the CEQA Guidelines (CEQA Checklist) based on AB 52. The California Office of Administrative Law approved these changes on September 27, 2016. EMO has posted an updated CEQA Checklist to the SER Forms and Templates page which includes these changes.
  • 09-08-16 The Environmental Management Office (EMO) has posted a new Community Impact Assessment (CIA) template which can be found on the SER Other Guidance page. EMO would like to thank the CIA Statewide Working Group for all of their hard work and dedication in developing this template!
  • 08-12-16 It is our great pleasure to announce that the SAMI MOU has been renewed with our partner agencies.
  • 08-04-2016 A new CE Checklist has been posted to the Forms and Templates page.  The CE Checklist posted on July 8, 2016 was missing the hazardous waste section.  Staff who completed a CE during this time do not need to prepare a new CE or Checklist.  However, a brief memo to the project file should be prepared that addresses the hazardous waste questions found in the CE Checklist.

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Volume 1 - General

  • 10-07-16 The Environmental Management Office has updated the AB 52 language in Chapter 28 of the SER.

Volume 2 - Cultural

Volume 3 - Biological Resources

No updates at this time.

Volume 4 - Community Impact Assessment

No updates at this time.

Stormwater

No updates at this time.

Emergency Projects Environmental Process and Requirements

No updates at this time

Other Guidance

Forms & Templates

  • 10-06-16 The California Natural Resources Agency recently proposed changes to Appendix G of the CEQA Guidelines (CEQA Checklist) based on AB 52. The California Office of Administrative Law approved these changes on September 27, 2016. EMO has posted an updated CEQA Checklist to the SER Forms and Templates page which includes these changes.
  • 08-04-2016 A new CE Checklist has been posted to the Forms and Templates page.  The CE Checklist posted on July 8, 2016 was missing the hazardous waste section.  Staff who completed a CE during this time do not need to prepare a new CE or Checklist.  However, a brief memo to the project file should be prepared that addresses the hazardous waste questions found in the CE Checklist.

MOUs/MOAs

  • 08-12-16 It is our great pleasure to announce that the SAMI MOU has been renewed with our partner agencies.

Scoping Tools

No updates at this time.

Training on Demand

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Glossary

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ADA

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Contact SER Staff

No updates at this time

Posting History

  • 08-12-16 It is our great pleasure to announce that the SAMI MOU has been renewed with our partner agencies.