We pride ourselves on providing a one-stop environmental services shop for your permitting and compliance needs. This versatility requires a wide range of skills, and between our extensive in-house expertise and proven outside experts, we have your project covered.
If your project is, for example, a new housing tract, a fiber optic line, new road or a bridge replacement, everything on the environmental end, begins with CEQA.
We will help you determine the specific regulatory requirements and forecast your project so that you can develop a clear project plan.
If the proposed location of your project has any onsite or surrounding natural resources, the project may have the ability to impact the environment. We perform field surveys and author biological assessments and plan documents to help determine whether your project “may affect” any protected plant or animal species, water resources or habitats. Depending upon the results we will make risk assessments, confer with the Department of Fish and Game, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers and other agencies and municipalities such as the Regional Water Quality Control Board to determine mitigation parameters in advance of project clearance.
Not surprisingly, meeting the requirements of complex and sometimes overlapping regulations is a highly detailed, document-intensive undertaking. Project management is a crucial service and we take pride in offering seamless transitions between project elements, activities, timelines, deliverables and phases.
The projects in our example may be in close proximity to existing waterways and/or channels. We are experienced in creating storm water pollution prevention plans (SWPPP), mitigation plans, applying for 401 and 404 permits and drawing erosion control plans to prevent impacts from your project to the environment. If needed, we also implement mitigation and stabilization of your project. Some of our services include planting trees and running drip or sprinkler irrigation, hydroseeding, installation of straw wattle, silt fences and a host of other mitigation and remedial options.
Even the most well organized and carefully planned environmental compliance plans will occasionally take an unexpected turn. For example, site preparation for your project may unearth something with historic archaeological importance or even hazardous materials from an abandoned oil well or decades-old mining activity. Events such as this will typically expand the list of required permits.
To be certain, we have been down these roads before.
All of the environmental compliance services we offer have their own page on this website and we invite you to click on the areas you are interested in for a more in-depth discussion of each.