Regulatory Permitting and Compliance:

Projects are required to address and meet a multitude of overlapping, and seemingly conflicting, permitting requirements. Hanover provides federal, state, and local permitting compliance consulting and documentation services for the following:

  • Clean Water Act Section 404 and 401 permits
  • Streambed Alteration Agreements
  • Agency Encroachment Permits (i.e., Caltrans, Central Valley Flood Protection Board)
  • Environmental Health Department/Division Permits for Site Investigation and Remediation Activities
  • Air Quality Permits for Site Investigation and Remediation Activities
  • Remediation Reporting Requirements of the DTSC, RWQCB, Environmental Health Department/Divsion and all other appropriate agencies for Site Investigation and Remediation Activities
  • CEQA/NEPA compliance

Our regulatory permitting and compliance staff assists project proponents with navigating the complex and technical regulatory process. Hanover 's extensive experience coordinating and acting as project liaison with agencies allows us to provide the most efficient and cost-effective approach to complying with complex environmental regulations.

Project Experience

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Little Chico Bike Path, DFG Notification of Streambed Alteration and CVFPB Encroachment Permit, City of Chico

Hanover's staff worked to secure a California Department of Fish and Game Streambed Alteration Agreement, an Encroachment Permit with the Central Valley Flood Protection Board, and a concurrence determination from the USFWS verifying that the proposed project would not result in impacts to the Valley Elderberry Longhorn Beetle. The proposed bicycle path proposed for the southwestern quadrant of the City of Chico and will extend from an existing bike path undercrossing at Highway 99 and Humboldt Avenue over Little Chico Creek to the East 20th Street Community Park. The path would continue through the park and terminate at Chapman Elementary School.

County Road 7 Gravel Mining Project
Glenn County

Hanover's staff worked to secure permits including a Section 404 Nationwide 33 Permit from the Corps of Engineers, a Regional Water Quality Control Board clean water certification, California Department of Fish and Game Streambed Alteration Agreement and the Glenn County Resource Conservation District use permit. This project ultimately involved consultation with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Fisheries and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service over potential impacts to endangered species. The project will remove gravel from streamside habitat and in turn will work with the RCD to remove non-native vegetation from the creek bed and will create wetlands to further restore essential fish habitat for endangered anadromous fish.

Drain Oil Recycling Facility Permitting
Cities of Lancaster and Stockton

Hanover 's environmental compliance specialists created an extensive permit package for two oil recycling facilities. These permit applications which are required by the Department of Toxic Substance Control (DTSC) contain operation plans, safety and contingency plans, community profiles, inspection plans, descriptions of waste streams and waste management plans.

Bass Lake Road Improvements, Nationwide Permit 14, Water Quality Certification & Streambed Alteration Agreement
El Dorado County

Kamie Loeser, Hanover's Senior Planner, prepared and filed the Clean Water Act (CWA) Section 404 Nationwide Permit 14-Linear Transportation Project for a 2-mile stretch of roadway in El Dorado County . The improvement and expansion of the proposed roadway was part of the implementation of a capital improvement program associated with a Specific Plan area. The project consisted of roadway improvements and realignment, which would result in the fill of wetlands and the relocation of roadside ditches and temporary impacts to ephemeral drainages. In addition, Ms. Loeser prepared the CWA Section 401 Water Quality Certification for the Regional Water Quality Control Board and the Streambed Alteration Agreement for the Department of Fish and Game. Ms. Loeser served as liaison between the project proponent/developer and agencies; all permits were obtained.

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