25 June

Environmental Assessments

What Are Technical Studies? During the entitlement process, many states require some form of assessment as to the environmental impacts anticipated from a proposed project.  In California, a state law known as CEQA (California Environmental Quality Act) requires an environmental …

20 June

US Fish & Wildlife Service

What is a Section 7 Consultation? In the world of environmental agencies and environmental permits, I have often found it misunderstood as to the US Fish and Wildlife Service’s (USFWS) role in the process.  With other environmental agencies, such as …

23 April

Environmental Assessments

Phase 1, Phase 2, Phase 3? Sometimes it seems that there is a bit of confusion as to an environmental assessment and environmental reports.  In California, every new project that is submitted to a City/County for approval must be accompanied …

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