Permitting Services

WRA understands that the key to navigating the maze of resource agency permit requirements is early detection of potential biological constraints and finding workable solutions for both our clients and the agencies.

WRA’s permitting specialists have a thorough understanding of federal and state permitting processes and strive to maintain positive relationships with agency staff, relationships that allow us to work directly with the regulators for the benefit of our clients. WRA will compile all of the materials necessary for your permit application, and once it has been submitted to the agency, we will manage the process to completion. Our in-house team can develop all of the materials needed for your application, including preparation of project descriptions, mitigation plans, maps, and stormwater programs for compliance with agency requirements. We keep clients aware of the status of permit applications and any regulatory changes that may arise during the permitting process.

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We routinely attain permits from many federal, state, and regional agencies and are experienced in a number of permitting areas, including:

  • Clean Water Act Section 404 Permits from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers,
  • Clean Water Act Section 401 Water Quality Certifications from the Regional Water Quality Control Board,
  • Federal Endangered Species Act Permits from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service,
  • Section 1602 Lake and Streambed Alteration Agreements,
  • Section 2081 California Endangered Species Act Permits from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife,
  • Coastal Development Permits from the California Coastal Commission, and
  • permits from the Bay Conservation and Development Commission.

WRA also coordinates special processing procedures such as Federal Endangered Species Section 7 Consultation and State Endangered Species 2081 Consistency Determinations.