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Panel Speaker, Data Alone is Not CEQA Analysis

March 25, 2019

2019 Association of Environmental Professionals California State Conference

Between the internet of things, sophisticated modeling, and a new generation of data hounds, we can generate all sorts of data about nearly anything. Unfortunately, tables of data and charts are all but meaningless without context. Analysis is the process of applying data to answer a question. All too often in CEQA documents we find that the data is provided, but the analysis is lacking. This session will provide examples of appropriately using data to address the CEQA thresholds and answer the question. This session will cover what constitutes substantial evidence, and how it should be presented in the analysis to best support the CEQA findings.