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California CEQA Changes for 2013

Posted on February 18, 2014 by EBA Engineering
There was a proposal in Sacramento to change California’s CEQA law significantly in 2013. It was Senate Bill 787. It initially garnered a great deal of interest in the beginning of the year, but lost support in later months. The proposed law would have made it much more difficult for 3rd parties to challenge public […] Continue reading

Phase I Environmental Site Assessment, Part 2

Posted on February 13, 2013 by EBA Engineering
The Scope of an Environmental Phase I Site Assessment normally includes looking for potential soil contamination, groundwater quality, surface water and sometimes issues related to hazardous substance uptake by plant and animal life. The examination of a site may include but is not limited to: Definition of any chemical residues within structures Identification of possible […] Continue reading

California Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP)

Posted on February 11, 2013 by EBA Engineering
What’s an SWPPP? A Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan is a plan to describe a process whereby a facility evaluates potential pollutant sources at a site and selects and designs appropriate measures to prevent or control the discharge of pollutants in storm water runoff. The regulatory entity responsible for such plans is the NATIONAL POLLUTANT […] Continue reading

Phase I Environmental Site Assessments, Part 1

Posted on January 15, 2013 by EBA Engineering
A Phase I Environmental Site Assessment is a report prepared for a real estate holding listing current or potential environmental contamination for the property. Lenders often require the report for certain types of properties before they will lend. Municipalities will also require the report for certain types of subdivisions, building, & development. Various triggering actions […] Continue reading

California Subdivision Map Act

Posted on January 10, 2013 by EBA Engineering
The California Suddivision Map Act vests regulation and control of the design and improvement of subdivisions in the legislative bodies of local agencies. This means that subdivisions must be approved by local agencies, generally either City or County depending on whether the property is inside City limits or not. The local entity is generally considered […] Continue reading