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Environmental Impact Analysis - CEQA and NEPA

Almost every project entitlement process in California raises concerns regarding compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and/or the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).

Allen Matkins advises, counsels and represents clients with respect to all aspects of these statutes, guiding clients through the entire CEQA and NEPA processes. This includes helping clients: 

  • Select the appropriate avenue for compliance in 
  • Identifying exemptions 
  • Overseeing the preparation of negative declarations 
  • Arguing for Findings of No Significant Impact (FONSI) 
  • Prepare environmental impact reports, environmental impact statements, and other compliance documents 
  • Prepare “bullet-proof” environmental documents 
  • Select and implement appropriate environmental mitigation measures
  • We also represent clients in court in the event of a challenge to CEQA and NEPA compliance.

Our attorneys track regulatory climate surrounding CEQA and NEPA and work with clients in dealing with community concerns relating to the environmental and political aspects of projects. This frequently enables our clients to avoid controversy and litigation.

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