Our multidisciplinary team of regulatory permitting specialists provides our clients with a full breadth of technical services supporting a wide variety of projects, ranging in size from less than an acre to one of a regional scope. The four types of regulatory permits are:
- Nationwide Permits (<0.5 acre or 300 linear feet of impact)
- Letter of Permission (<1.0 acre or 500 linear feet of impact)
- Individual Permit (>1.0 acre of impact)
- Regional General Permits
- Programmatic Permits
ECORP understands and anticipates our clients’ needs to conduct environmental analyses and prepare reports that ensure environmental compliance for projects with multiple lead or participating agencies, including Caltrans, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers USACE), Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (TRPA), National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board (CVRWQCB), and California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW).
Regulatory Agencies and Permits we Support
- Clean Water Act Section 404 Permits
- ESA Section 7 Consultation/Biological Opinions
- ESA Section 10 Habitat Conservation Plans/Incidental Take Permits
- Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act
- Clean Water Act Section 401 Water Quality Certifications
- Porter-Cologne Water Quality Act Waste Discharge Requirements
- National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permits
- Fish and Game Code Section 1600 Streambed Alteration Agreements
- California ESA Incidental Take Permits
Our biologists and regulatory specialists are also well-versed in Regional Conservation Plans (RCP) requirements, and have implemented projects using the Placer County, South Sacramento, the Yolo County, and the Contra Costa Conservation Plans, among others. We specialize in providing highly qualified technical experts who will work with our clients to identify and assess key natural and cultural resource issues and develop project-specific approaches that minimize environmental impacts and facilitate regulatory approval.
We are well qualified and highly experienced at evaluating each site’s unique biological attributes and constraints, identifying potential project impacts, and developing workable mitigation approaches that consider regulatory requirements, schedule, and cost. Our biologists understand the data collection needs and processes for complying with the biological resource provisions of CEQA/NEPA and other federal, state, and local statutes.