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The Office of Planning and Research (OPR), created by statute in 1970, is part of the Office of the Governor. OPR serves the Governor and his Cabinet as staff for long-range planning and research, and constitutes the comprehensive state planning agency.


Agency officials to keynote first-ever statewide forum to explore practical strategies for dealing with the economic, environmental and social impacts of climate change  08-18-2014

SACRAMENTO Ė Several leading State agency leaders will join hundreds of climate-change policymakers and practitioners from around California to chart the next steps in Californiaís efforts to adapt to the consequences of climate change.


Review of a Preliminary Discussion Draft of Updates to the CEQA Guidelines Implementing Senate Bill 743 (Steinberg, 2013)  08-06-2014
The Governorís Office of Planning and Research is pleased to invite your review of a preliminary discussion draft of updates to the CEQA Guidelines implementing Senate Bill 743 (Steinberg, 2013). These updates address the evaluation of transportation impacts under CEQA. A copy of the preliminary discussion draft is available here. We look forward to your input. Please submit all comments by October 10, 2014, to CEQA.Guidelines@ceres.ca.gov. Notices of any workshops will be posted on OPRís website and this listserv.

Public Workshops for the 4th California Climate Change Assessment  07-24-2014
The California Natural Resources Agency is hosting three workshops to solicit public comment and input on a proposed scope of work for the Fourth California Climate Change Assessment. read more...

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