Impact assessment / Permitting

BBI biologists have extensive experience preparing biological documents that fulfill the requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), federal and state Endangered Species Acts (federal ESA Section 10(a) permits and Section 7 consultation, state ESA Section 2081 permits), single- and multiple-species habitat conservation plans, and other regulatory requirements for alternative energy, residential development and other industries.

 

IMPACT ASSESSMENT / PERMITTING

Description of Services

In recent years, BBI has expanded its team of biologists and project managers with more than 40 years of combined experience managing the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process for large and small projects. These key staff are experienced with writing the biological sections of Environmental Impact Reports (EIRs), Section 7 consultations, and responding to public comments during the DEIR review process. Consequently, BBI biologists have extensive experience preparing biological documents that fulfill the requirements of CEQA, NEPA, federal and state Endangered Species Acts (federal ESA Section 10(a) permits and Section 7 consultation, state ESA Section 2081 permits), single- and multiple-species habitat conservation plans, and other regulatory requirements. 

Proper and accurate documentation of findings is a crucial aspect of the environmental and regulatory compliance processes, and BBI prides itself in the ability to prepare highly professional, attractive, concise, and readable reports in a timely fashion to both clients and resource agencies, whether they be daily monitoring reports, monthly or annual summaries, or final documents.

Representative projects

BBI is currently assisting with the permitting of a large number of a solar and wind projects under the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act. This work includes the design and implementation of field studies, reporting, collaboration with state and federal agencies, and the development of impact models and mitigation for Eagle Conservation Plans. 

Previously, BBI staff have managed all or portions of the biological permitting on the following selected projects*:

  • Terranea Resort, Los Angeles County, California
  • Montebello Oilfield, Los Angeles County, California
  • Skyline Ranch, Los Angeles County, California
  • Black Bench, Riverside County, California
  • Joshua Ridge, San Bernardino County, California

*Projects managed by current BBI staff while working elsewhere.