New Regulatory Requirements Will Affect Your Projects

APA California Chapter, Orange Section


Thursday, March 21, 2019
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. PDT

Irvine, CA, United States

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Wetlands and endangered species regulations are changing as a result of new government policies. The United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACOE) may wind up with less authority over Waters of the US, while the State Water Resources Control Board intends to broaden its authority. The scope of the United States Fish and Wildlife Services Section 7 Biological Opinions has been limited in the courts and new policies may force more Section 10 Habitat Conservation Plans, adding years to a project’s entitlement process. While permit processing may get more complicated, Mitigation Banking is making ultimate compliance much easier.


Planners attending this program will learn:


  The latest Wetlands and Waters of the US and State regulatory changes;

  The effects of a limited Section 7 process on your projects and how best to address in your California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) documents; and

  Mitigation Banking and In Lieu Fee Program basics and how to determine workability for your project.




Julie Beeman

Confirmed Speaker

Julie Vandermost Beeman owns Vandermost Consulting Services, Inc. dba VCS Environmental, a 24-member firm located in San Juan Capistrano. The firm specializes in the preparation of CEQA/NEPA documents, biological studies, regulatory permitting related to waters/wetlands and endangered species and cultural studies. The firm also entitles land for development ... Read More

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