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- ISBN: 978-0-923956-60-8
- Copyright (c) 2008
- Price: $90.00
California Environmental Law and Policy
A Practical Guide
By Albert Herson and Gary Lucks
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(An award-winning Best Practices Guide) THE ONLY BOOK that covers the entire field of California environmental, land use, and natural resources law in a concise, user-friendly format. Comprehensively surveys the most important California and federal environmental statutes and regulatory programs. Highlights key permits, landmark court cases, and current policy issues. Provides practical tips and tools to guide your project through the regulatory process successfully.
WRITTEN IN non-technical language, California Environmental Law and Policy is an essential resource for project applicants, planners, consultants, attorneys, environmental managers, regulatory agency staff, developers, landowners, citizen activists, and students.
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AT A GLANCE
ABOUT THE BOOK
Broad environmental and land use planning programs
State and federal pollution control programs for
air quality, climate change, hazardous materials and toxic substances,
hazardous wastes, solid waste, water quality drinking water, and
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Albert I. Herson, JD, FAICP, is a planner and attorney who was practiced, taught, and written about California environmental law for over 30 years. He has focused his practice on helping clients and the planning profession implement CEQA, land use, and natural resource law. He is an attorney with Sohagi Law Group, where he serves as the firm’s Sacramento presence, and advises public agencies on CEQA, NEPA, and land use law compliance.
Mr. Herson has devoted much of his career to making CEQA, NEPA, and natural resource laws understandable and accessible to California planners and attorneys. He is a frequent speaker and writer on California environmental law topics and on several occasions advised state agencies on revisions to the CEQA Guidelines to make them more practical and user-friendly. He has taught numerous University of California Extension environmental law courses, and is co-chair of CLE International's highly successful Annual CEQA Update conferences. He has also been an active participant on California Water Plan Update 2009 and 2013 Advisory Committees, representing the American Planning Association.
Mr. Herson is a member of the State Bar, Fellow of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP), as well as 2007-2008 President of the California Planning Roundtable. He is Past-President of the California Chapter, American Planning Association, which awarded him the Distinguished Leadership Award for a Professional Planner in 1996. He also has served on the California State Bar Environmental Law Section Executive Committee. Mr. Herson received a J.D. from the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law, where he was class valedictorian, and an M.A. in Urban Planning from the University of California, Los Angeles, where he graduated summa cum laude.
Gary Lucks JD, CPEA, is a partner in ERM’s Performance and Assurance practice where he advises clients on environmental compliance and sustainability strategies. He is a licensed attorney, a scientist, and a Certified Professional Environmental Auditor with over 28 years of environmental regulatory experience. Mr. Lucks specializes in environmental compliance auditing, compliance management systems (CMS), compliance counseling, environmental management systems (EMS), environmental training, and environmental permitting.
Mr. Lucks also co-founded the Sustainable Earth Initiative, a non-profit specializing in EMS and dedicated to helping public agencies improve their environmental performance.
Mr. Lucks has published extensively on environmental law, legislation, and policy. He coauthored a book entitled California Environmental Law and Policy: A Practical Guide (Solano Press) and is a regular contributor to the California Environmental Law Reporter. He also wrote the Environmental Auditing Chapter in the California Environmental Law and Land Use Treatise.
Mr. Lucks is a frequent speaker on environmental law, auditing, legislation, and sustainability and teaches numerous environmental courses at the University of California Extension (Berkeley, Davis, and Santa Cruz campuses) ranging from hazardous waste management and air quality to environmental auditing. He currently serves as an advisor to the Bay Area Air Quality Management District and served on the California State Bar Environmental Legislation Committee for over ten years. He also chairs the West Coast Auditing Roundtable.
He earned a B.S. in Environmental Biology from Tulane University and a law degree from the University of Pacific McGeorge School of Law.
The field of California environmental law is vast and ever-changing. Planners, project applicants, developers, landowners, regulatory agency staff, consultants, attorneys, environmental managers, interested citizens, and students need a survey of California environmental law written for a general, non-technical audience. This book was written to serve that need.
Guide to California Environmental Law is the only book that covers the entire field of California environmental, land use, and natural resources law in a concise, user-friendly format. Written in non-technical language, the book comprehensively surveys the most important California environmental statutes and regulatory programs, as well as relevant federal environmental statutes and regulatory programs. It highlights landmark court cases and current policy issues, and provides practical tips on getting through the regulatory process successfully.
Guide to California Environmental Law is completely up-to-date, incorporating changes to statutes and regulatory programs through 2007. To assist in more in-depth research, the book identifies sources of further information for each major program, as well as regulatory agency contacts and websites.
The legal citations in the book are selective, to promote readability. Because this book is intended for a generalist non-technical audience, procedural topics such as administrative appeals, litigation, enforcement, and remedies are addressed only briefly. Attorneys seeking more comprehensive legal citations and expanded coverage of specific topics should refer to other excellent publications identified in this book, including Solano Press titles, and the Matthew Bender treatise, California Environmental Law and Land Use Practice. This book is not intended to give legal advice, for which an attorney should be consulted.
Book Objectives, Scope, and Format
The specific objectives of this book are to provide readers with:
The book is divided into four major parts: