Permitting and Regulations

AWR personnel offer significant expertise in the permitting of various industrial operations and property development. We bring extensive experience successfully negotiating with regulatory agencies and NGOs, and representing the client in public.
Our permitting experience includes:

  • Beneficial Reuse of Sediment
  • Water Quality Certification
  • CAFDW and USFW permitting
Focused Air Quality Permits required for:
  • New sources
  • Asbestos and lead based paint removal / abatement
  • Construction and dust controls.
  • Environmental Remediation
Major Development
  • CEQA – Environmental Impact Report
  • NEPA – Environmental Impact Statement
Dredging and Marine Construction
  • Clean Water Act sections 401 and 404
  • State Lands Commission Lease Application
  • USACE DMMO permitting for San Francisco Bay
Storm Water and Construction Dewatering

  • Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP)
  • Qualified Storm Water Practitioners/ Designers (QSP/QSD)
  • NPDES Permitting
  • Sanitation District and Conveyance Permits
  • Polanco Act/Brownfield development 
  • Aquifer Storage and Recovery
Focused Biology and Ecology
  • Biological Opinion/Assessment
  • Section 7 and Section 10 consultations
  • 1600 Streambed Alteration Agreement
Focused Waste Discharge to Water and Land
  • Waste Discharge Requirements (WDRs)
Regulations & Oversight Agencies
AWR has developed strong relationships with the regulatory agencies that provide oversight and is well versed in the regulations that govern environmental sites.  AWR staff stays up to date on the fast changing regulatory environment by attending update meetings and reviewing updated regulations and guidance as soon as they are made available. 

We have permitted, coordinated and closed sites with multiple oversight agencies in the San Francisco Bay Area, California and beyond.  We have worked with the following regulatory oversight agencies for a variety of environmental projects:

Alameda County Environmental Health
Alameda County Water District
Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation
Bay Area Air Quality Management District
Bay Conservation and Development Commission
California Air Resources Board (CARB)
California Department of Water Resources
California Environmental Protection Agency
California Department of Fish and Wildlife
California Flood Protection Board
California State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB)
Contra Costa Health Services
Department of Toxic Substances Control
      Berkeley Office
      Sacramento Office

National Marine Fisheries
Regional Water Quality Control Boards
      San Francisco Bay Region 2
      Central Valley Region 5
      North Coast Region 1
      Central Coast Region 3

Sacramento County Environmental Management
Santa Clara Valley Water District (SCVWD)
Santa Clara County Department of Environmental Health
San Joaquin County Department of Environmental Health
San Francisco Department of Public Health
San Mateo County Environmental Health Department
Sonoma County Environmental Health and Safety
US Army Corps of Engineers