R. Tyson Sohagi
Robert Tyson Sohagi's practice focuses upon environmental law, land use and planning law, the Costal Act (including Port Master Plan and Local Coastal Program Compliance), the California Environmental Quality Act ("CEQA"), and the National Environmental Policy Act ("NEPA"). He advises public clients on complex matters such as infrastructure projects (transmission lines, port facilities, airport facilities, intermodal and on dock railroad facilities, utility plants), mass transit fees, general plans and specific plans, specific development proposals, and other land use issues.
Mr. Sohagi has reviewed and revised numerous environmental and planning documents (including EIRs, Negative Declaration, Initial Studies, EISs, FONSIs, Findings, Statements of Overriding Considerations, Staff Reports, General Plans, Zoning, Local Coastal Programs, and numerous Ordinances and Resolutions.) for public agencies to ensure that they meet legal requirements. He is familiar with the resources areas addressed in these documents, and has advised client on complicated issues pertaining to water supply, sea water intrusion, groundwater, water quality, stormwater, and wastewater. Mr. Sohagi also has substantial experience related to traffic analysis and the associated mitigation measures, including operational analysis involving airports, intermodal railways facilities, and development projects, construction work, internal airport circulation, county and city wide programmatic analysis, as well as non-vehicular analysis including multi-modal analysis for pedestrians and bicyclists, included in the revised CEQA Guidelines. Mr. Sohagi has been involved in numerous litigation matters in the CA Superior and Appellate Courts involving issues pertaining to CEQA compliance, Coastal Act compliance, zoning compliance, election law and ballot measures, hydrology and water quality, water supply, geology, traffic and circulation, historic and archaeological resources, and biological resources.