Additional Resources

Below are some helpful links that provide additional information about planning, planning processes, environmental regulations, property data, local and regional development and more.

Office of Planning and Research (OPR)
OPR Website: The Office of Planning and Research is part of the Office of the Governor and serves as staff for long-range planning and research, and constitutes the comprehensive state planning agency.

California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA)
CEQA Website: CEQA, or the California Environmental Quality Act, is a statute that requires state and local agencies to identify the significant environmental impacts of their actions and to avoid or mitigate those impacts, if feasible. This link provides information about CEQA guidelines, statues, law cases, FQA and environmental assessment reports.

California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA)
CalEPA Website: CalEPA develops, implements, and enforces the state’s environmental protection laws that regulate clean air, clean water, clean soil, safe pesticides and waste recycling and reduction.

California Department of Fish & Wildlife
California Department of Fish and Wildlife Website: The Department of Fish and Wildlife maintains native fish, wildlife, plant species and natural communities for their intrinsic and ecological value and their benefits to people.

Southern California Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD)
SCAQMD Website: SCAQMD is the air pollution control agency of Southern California.