Emergency Permitting Revisited, Corps Workshop Tomorrow!

Emergency Permitting Revisited, Corps Workshop Tomorrow!

December 16, 2019

It’s that time of the regulatory year again! As the rainy season continues, we thought we’d send out a friendly reminder of streamlined emergency permitting procedures since they can be critical to addressing rain-induced emergency situations as quickly as possible. If you are unfamiliar with the most well-known emergency processing procedure in our area, I suggest scrolling down our blog page a bit to read our “Emergency Processing Procedures, Regional General Permit 63” post which highlights the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) Los Angeles District’s Regional General Permit (RGP) 63.

RGP 63 is an expedited permitting process which authorizes impacts on jurisdictional aquatic resources for emergency actions that would result in minimal environmental effects. RGP 63 permits are critical in true emergencies and allow the Corps to act quickly (i.e., within hours to days) on RGP 63-qualifying actions. As we noted previously, it’s important to keep in mind that RGP 63 can only …Continue reading!

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Keeping Up with Aquatic Resources Regulation Changes

Keeping Up with Aquatic Resources Regulation Changes

November 26, 2019

Well, this may be a repeat blog title for us given the tumultuous regulatory times! Consider this version 1.0. Yes, much has been happening in the dynamic world of aquatic resource regulations, and we’re here to help you figure out what it means for us now. Our aim is to provide you the key updates as concisely as possible; however, with everything that’s been happening, we’d strongly suggest grabbing a snack and maybe doing a little stretch before diving into our summary below.

Let’s start with a summary of what we’ve been referring to as the “Clean Water Rule Saga” with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Then we’ll get into how the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) has been taking matters into its own hands with the implementation of its processing procedures …Continue reading!

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