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This Article was written as a guide for the attorney advising his client who proposes to construct or expand an industrial facility in California. The authors first provide a digest of potentially applicable local, state, and federal regulatory programs and certain other non-regulatory considerations. The authors then discuss the air and water requirements and the other regulatory schemes that impose the most serious constraints on industrial development in California. The authors further examine the risks and uncertainties that might result from various aspects of the regulatory processes and the relative ineffectiveness of judicial review. The authors conclude by offering suggestions for formulating a strategy for successfully obtaining the requisite permits and approvals.

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