Permitting & Regulations


AWR personnel offer significant expertise in the permitting of various industrial operations and property development. We bring extensive experience successfully negotiating with regulatory agencies and NGOs, and representing the client in public.
Our permitting experience includes:


  • Beneficial Reuse of Sediment
  • Water Quality Certification
  • CAFDW and USFW permitting

Focused Air Quality Permits required for:

  • New sources
  • Asbestos and lead based paint removal / abatement
  • Construction and dust controls.
  • Environmental Remediation

Major Development

  • CEQA – Environmental Impact Report
  • NEPA – Environmental Impact Statement

Dredging and Marine Construction

  • Clean Water Act sections 401 and 404
  • State Lands Commission Lease Application
  • USACE DMMO permitting for San Francisco Bay

Storm Water and Construction Dewatering

  • Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP)
  • Qualified Storm Water Practitioners/ Designers (QSP/QSD)
  • NPDES Permitting
  • Sanitation District and Conveyance Permits


  • Polanco Act/Brownfield development  
  • Aquifer Storage and Recovery

Focused Biology and Ecology

  • Biological Opinion/Assessment
  • Section 7 and Section 10 consultations
  • 1600 Streambed Alteration Agreement

Focused Waste Discharge to Water and Land

  • Waste Discharge Requirements (WDRs)

Regulations & Oversight Agencies

AWR has developed strong relationships with the regulatory agencies that provide oversight and is well versed in the regulations that govern environmental sites.  AWR staff stays up to date on the fast changing regulatory environment by attending update meetings and reviewing updated regulations and guidance as soon as they are made available.  

We have permitted, coordinated and closed sites with multiple oversight agencies in the San Francisco Bay Area, California and beyond.  We have worked with the following regulatory oversight agencies for a variety of environmental projects:

Alameda County Environmental Health

Alameda County Water District

Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation

Bay Area Air Quality Management District

Bay Conservation and Development Commission

California Air Resources Board (CARB)

California Department of Water Resources

California Environmental Protection Agency

California Department of Fish and Wildlife

California Flood Protection Board

California State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB)

Contra Costa Health Services

Department of Toxic Substances Control

      Berkeley Office

      Sacramento Office

National Marine Fisheries

Regional Water Quality Control Boards

      San Francisco Bay Region 2

      Central Valley Region 5

      North Coast Region 1

      Central Coast Region 3

Sacramento County Environmental Management

Santa Clara Valley Water District (SCVWD)

Santa Clara County Department of Environmental Health

San Joaquin County Department of Environmental Health

San Francisco Department of Public Health

San Mateo County Environmental Health Department

Sonoma County Environmental Health and Safety

US Army Corps of Engineers