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!