California – Implementing SB 743: What You Need to Know

April 10, 2020 in | Comments (0)

This is content from the California Office of Planning and Research web page.

A third date has been added for OPR’s upcoming webinars on SB 743 implementation. Registration is still limited to 500 attendees per the Zoom license. This webinar will contain the same content as the other dates. The dates are as follows:

  • April 9, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
  • April 16, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
  • April 20, 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

While Californians are rightfully focused on COVID-19 during this time, OPR has also received many questions about SB 743 implementation in the past few weeks. The requirement in CEQA Guidelines Section 15064.3 to use vehicle miles traveled (VMT) as the metric for transportation analysis still takes effect on July 1st. The purpose of this webinar is to make this transition as easy and seamless as possible.

OPR staff will walk through OPR’s recommendations on how to implement this change and answer clarifying questions from attendees. The webinar will cover methods of VMT analysis, determining VMT significance, and VMT mitigation for both land use and transportation projects.

Guest presenters from the City of San Jose and UC Berkeley Law’s Center for Law, Energy & the Environment will cover how their jurisdiction has implemented the VMT metric and potential mitigation strategies, respectively.

In the meantime, helpful resources are available at OPR’s SB 743 web page, which contains the latest Technical Advisory and narrated presentations explaining key points from the Technical Advisory.

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