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BAAQMD CEQA Guidelines Update

The Air District is in the process of updating the CEQA Guidelines.  The CEQA Guidelines Update will review, revise, and develop significance thresholds, assessment methodologies, and mitigation strategies for criteria pollutants, air toxics, odors, and greenhouse gas emissions.

Learn more about the CEQA Guidelines Update by attending upcoming workshops and reviewing documents listed below.

Date Subject Documents




Public Workshops:

  • Monday April 27, Redwood City
  • Wednesday April 29, Oakland
  • Thursday April 30, Petaluma


Workshop Draft Options Report

Workshop Draft Options Report Appendices

Workshop Presentation

2/26/09 Initial Public Workshop


Workshop Presentation



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BAAQMD CEQA Guidelines: Assessing the Air Quality Impacts of Projects and Plans provides guidance to Lead Agencies, consultants, and other parties regarding air quality analyses conducted pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). The document provides guidance on evaluating air quality impacts of development projects and local plans, determining whether an impact is significant, and mitigating significant air quality impacts.

The most recent version of the BAAQMD CEQA Guidelines was published December 1999. You may download a copy by clicking on the link below:

BAAQMD CEQA Guidelines

The State CEQA guidelines and other CEQA-related material are available from the California Resources Agency on their CEQA website.

You may also obtain a copy of the BAAQMD CEQA Guidelines from the BAAQMD Public Information Office at (415) 749-4900.



Greg Tholen (415) 749-4954                              Updated Jan. 4, 2007

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