South County Regional Wastewater Authority Pajaro River Outfall Environmental Compliance and Permit Assistance (in progress)

EMC Planning Group prepared a Mitigated Negative Declaration (CEQA), biological resources assessment, wetland delineation, Vegetation Mitigation and Monitoring Plan, and Nationwide Permit application for construction of an outfall to the Pajaro River in Santa Clara County. Special status species potentially affected by the proposed project included California red-legged frog, steelhead, Monterey roach, and Least Bell’s vireo. Section 7 consultation was initiated with the Army Corps of Engineers acting as the lead agency to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and National Marine Fisheries and final permit requirements will be determined through the informal consultation process.