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Permitting and Planning

Integral Consulting’s Permitting and Planning services take a strategic approach to environmental consulting, emphasizing client objectives and comprehensive project development. By integrating deeply within client teams and leveraging expertise, we facilitate the identification of biological constraints, regulatory compliance, project authorization, and tailored mitigation strategies. Catering to both public and private sectors, our services span delineating waters of the U.S./state, conducting special status species surveys, and biological resource analysis. Beyond obtaining necessary permits from relevant agencies, we ensure compliance through construction monitoring, criteria monitoring, and compliance reporting.

Integral’s holistic approach, enriched by our experience with large-scale projects, ensures streamlined regulatory navigation, fostering sustainable and environmentally conscious project outcomes.

DELINEATION OF WATERS OF THE U.S./STATE

  • Jurisdictional Waters Mapping
  • Delineation Reports
  • Preliminary Jurisdictional Determination (PJD) Requests
  •  Approved Jurisdictional Determination (AJD) Requests
  • California Rapid Assessment Method (CRAM)

 

SPECIAL STATUS SPECIES SURVEYS

  • Vegetation Mapping
  • eDNA Sampling
  • Protocol Rare Plant Surveys
  • Protocol California Tiger Salamander (CTS) Surveys
  • Protocol California Red-legged Frog (CRLF) Surveys
  • Habitat Assessments
  • Surveys for Migratory Bird Treaty Act Protected Birds and Nests
  • Pre-construction Surveys (nesting birds and bats)

 

DUE DILIGENCE, BIOLOGICAL RESOURCE ANALYSIS, & BIOLOGICAL ASSESSMENTS

  • Pre-project Site Assessments
  • Biological Resources Assessments (California Environmental Quality Act)
  • Biological Assessments (Federal Endangered Species Act)

 

NATURAL RESOURCE PERMITTING

  • USACE – Section 404 and Section 10 Authorizations
  • RWQCB – 401Water Quality Certifications
  • CDFW – Streambed Alteration Agreements and Incidental Take Permits 
  • Commission / BCDC – Major and Minor Permits
  • NMFS – Marine Mammal Incidental Harassment Authorizations
  • USFWS – Migratory Bird Permits

 

PROJECT PLANNING & MITIGATION SOLUTIONS

  • Alternatives Analysis (Section 404(b)(1) of the Clean Water Act)
  • Compensatory Mitigation Identification
  • On-site Restoration 
  • Identification of Project Avoidance and Minimization Measures
  • Mitigation and Monitoring Plans

 

COMPLIANCE SUPPORT & RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

  • Construction Monitoring
  • Mitigation Success Criteria Monitoring
  • Compliance Reporting
  • Negotiation Related to Non-compliance, Unauthorized Activities, or Enforcement.

 

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