ECORP is currently providing on-call environmental services for master planning and capital improvement projects at San Bernardino Community College District (SBCCD) facilities. This included a diverse range of projects at both the San Bernardino Valley College and Crafton Hills College locations.
Program Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the San Bernardino Valley College Master Plan
The San Bernardino College (SBVC) Master Plan provided for the replacement of infrastructure located in a fault zone and the expansion of facilities to accommodate student enrollment through 2030. ECORP staff prepared technical reports for biological resources, cultural resources, air quality, noise, and traffic. Program EIR services included compilation and preparation of the EIR and public outreach services, including English to Spanish translation of notices and Native American consultation.
Constraints Analysis, Program EIR, and Regulatory Permitting for the Crafton Hills College Master Plan
The Crafton Hills College (CHC) Master Plan provided for the expansion of the college infrastructure and facilities through 2025. ECORP staff prepared constraints analyses for biological resources, jurisdictional waters, archaeological resources, and paleontologic resources when preparing the Master Plan for use by the architect. Program EIR services included compilation and preparation of the EIR, public outreach services, and the preparation of additional technical reports for air quality, noise, and traffic. ECORP also provided permitting and agency coordination services for permits with the Regional Water Quality Control Board (RWQCB), the US Army Corps of Engineers (ACOE), and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW).
CEQA Documentation for the Applied Technology Training Center (ATTC) Building
ECORP prepared a CEQA Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration to disclose to the public the Proposed Project’s details, analyses of the Proposed Project’s potential environmental impacts, and identification of feasible mitigation to reduce potentially significant impacts to less than significant levels for the ATTC Building in the redevelopment area at the former Norton Air Force Base. Project issues requiring mitigation included air quality potentially exceeding legal thresholds and increased traffic. Mitigation strategies proposed should ensure that potential impacts from traffic and facility operations remain below significant levels.
San Bernardino Valley College Seismic Building Replacement Project IS/MND and Historic Building Evaluation
ECORP also prepared a CEQA Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration for the construction of four new buildings and the demolition of four existing buildings on the San Bernardino Valley College (SBVC) campus. Because two of the buildings were over 50 years in age, the evaluation of a historic structure for eligibility to the California Register of Historical Resources was conducted.
On-Call Cultural and Biological Resources Monitoring
ECORP has provided and will continue to provide cultural and biological resources monitoring services on an as-needed basis to ensure compliance with CEQA, NEPA, and other federal, state, and local environmental regulations throughout the entirety of the project.
On-call cultural resources monitoring services include:
- Archaeology monitoring, including coordination with the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians and the Native American monitor
- Supervision of laboratory analysis of recovered artifacts
- Consultation with faunal analysis expert
- Coordination with construction personnel
- Attendance at construction pre-grade meetings
On-call biological resources monitoring services included pre-construction bird surveys and will continue to include construction monitoring throughout the course of the project to ensure the protection of nearby habitats that might exist at or near the project site.
Bat Exclusion during Demolition of an SBVC Campus Building
Demolition of a building on the SBVC campus was scheduled to occur during bat maternity season, and it was necessary to exclude all bats from the building prior to the onset of the season by the placement of netting with one-way flaps to allow egress from the building while preventing reentry. ECORP provided this Bat Exclusion as part of our specialized Bat Surveys and Management Services.
Environmental Consulting Services Provided:
- CEQA and NEPA Documentation and Processing
- Biological Resources Management Services
- Wetlands and Waters Assessment and Delineation Study
- Threatened, Endangered, and Special-Status Species Surveys
- Bat Surveys and Bat Management Services
- Paleontological Services
- Cultural Resources Management Services
- Archaeological Services
- Architectural History Services
- Native American Consultation Support Services
- Air Quality and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Services
- Noise and Groundborne Vibrations Services
- English to Spanish Translation Services