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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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Emergency Processing Procedures, Regional General Permit 63

Emergency Processing Procedures, Regional General Permit 63

November 30, 2018

Hooray! We’re finally getting some rain! Seems like a good time to refresh on some emergency processing procedures in case this rainy season wreaks havoc on property, structures, or other resources.

We’ll start with what is likely the most well-known emergency processing procedure in our neck of the woods. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) Los Angeles District has an expedited permitting process under Regional General Permit (RGP) 63 which authorizes impacts on jurisdictional aquatic resources for emergency actions that would …Continue reading!

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Best Practices in Aquatic Resources Permitting – Rocks Bio September AEP Presentation

Best Practices in Aquatic Resources Permitting – Rocks Bio September AEP Presentation

September 14, 2018

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Shanti Santulli, RBC’s lead regulatory specialist, presented on aquatic resource permitting at the September San Diego Association of Environmental Professionals (AEP) meeting. Over 100 local consultants and agency representatives were in attendance…apparently people love permitting talk, who knew?! Kyle Dahl, Team Lead of the Carlsbad Field Office of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) Regulatory Division, and Alan Monji, Environmental Scientist with the San Diego Regional Water Quality Control Board, joined as panelists and provided clarifications and additional insight during the presentation and Q&A …Continue reading!

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