REGULATORY COMPLIANCE & PERMITTING
Environmental regulatory compliance and permitting is among our company’s core service offerings. We have decades of experience as CEQA and NEPA Lead Agency representatives for a variety of projects throughout California including for multi-agency joint State/Federal CEQA/NEPA processes, numerous CEQA initial studies/mitigated negative declarations and NEPA environmental assessments. Our staff have extensive experience performing protocol and reconnaissance level surveys as a requirement of CEQA, NEPA, Clean Water Act (Sections 401 and 404), Fish and Game Code (Section 1600), the California and federal endangered species acts, and Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA). Among our specialties is environmental compliance for water, energy, and natural resource management including:
  • Watershed restoration and vegetation management
  • Water supply, wastewater, and flood control
  • Hydroelectric operation regulatory compliance, licensing, and implementation
  • Traditional and alternative energy projects, including hydropower, natural gas, solar, wind, and biofuel
  • Land use and policy plans - including timberland rezoning and agriculural development
          
Our team of planners and biologists are experienced with federal, state and regional permitting including:
  • Wetland delineations and mapping       
  • Biological resource evaluations and assessments  
  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Section 7 consultation support
  • Regional Water Quality Control Board and State Water Resources Control Board Section 401 Water Quality Certification 
  • California Department of Fish and Wildlife Section 1602 Lake and Streambed Alteration Agreements
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Clean Water Act Section 404 permits​
  • Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Licensing Support