SB 1342

  • California Senate Bill
  • 2023-2024 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Senate Feb 16, 2024
  • Passed Senate May 20, 2024
  • Assembly
  • Governor

California Environmental Quality Act: infrastructure projects: County of San Diego.


The California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) requires a lead agency, as defined, to prepare, or cause to be prepared, and certify the completion of an environmental impact report (EIR) on a project that it proposes to carry out or approve that may have a significant effect on the environment or to adopt a negative declaration if it finds that the project will not have that effect. CEQA also requires a lead agency to prepare a mitigated negative declaration for a project that may have a significant effect on the environment if revisions in the project would avoid or mitigate that effect and there is no substantial evidence that the project, as revised, would have a significant effect on the environment. Existing law authorizes the Governor to certify projects meeting certain requirements as infrastructure projects and provides those certified projects with certain streamlining benefits, including requiring the lead agency to prepare the record of proceedings concurrently with the environmental review process and requiring the resolution of an action or proceeding challenging the certification of an EIR for certified projects or the granting of any project approvals, to the extent feasible, within 270 days of the filing of the record of proceedings with the court, as specified. Existing law requires the lead agency, within 10 days of the certification of an infrastructure project, to provide a public notice of the certification, as provided. If a lead agency fails to approve a project certified as an infrastructure project before January 1, 2033, existing law specifies that the certification is no longer valid. This bill would include the San Vicente Energy Storage Facility project proposed by the San Diego County Water Authority and a project for the repair, rehabilitation, or replacement of the South Bay Sewage Treatment Plant in the County of San Diego, operated by the International Boundary and Water Commission, as infrastructure projects, thereby providing the above-described streamlining benefits to those 2 projects. To the extent the bill would increase the duties of a lead agency regarding projects proposed by a third party, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program. The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement. This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason. This bill would make legislative findings and declarations as to the necessity of a special statute for the County of San Diego.

Bill Sponsors (7)



May 28, 2024


Referred to Com. on NAT. RES.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on NAT. RES.

May 21, 2024


In Assembly. Read first time. Held at Desk.

May 20, 2024


Read third time. Passed. (Ayes 39. Noes 0.) Ordered to the Assembly.

Apr 30, 2024


Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

Apr 29, 2024


From committee: Be ordered to second reading pursuant to Senate Rule 28.8.

Apr 22, 2024


Set for hearing April 29.

Apr 17, 2024


From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 7. Noes 0. Page 3661.) (April 17). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

  • Committee-Passage
  • Committee-Passage-Favorable
  • Referral-Committee
Com. on APPR.

Apr 08, 2024


From committee with author's amendments. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on E.Q.

  • Amendment-Passage
  • Committee-Passage
  • Reading-1
  • Reading-2
  • Referral-Committee
Com. on E.Q.

Mar 12, 2024


Set for hearing April 17.

Feb 29, 2024


Referred to Com. on E.Q.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on E.Q.

Feb 20, 2024


From printer. May be acted upon on or after March 18.

Feb 16, 2024


Introduced. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment. To print.

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
02/16/24 - Introduced PDF
04/08/24 - Amended Senate PDF

Related Documents

Document Format
04/15/24- Senate Environmental Quality PDF
05/01/24- Sen. Floor Analyses PDF


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