Complying With CEQA’s VMT Threshold For Transportation

The passage of California Senate Bill (SB) 743 introduced vehicle miles traveled (VMT) as the new recommended threshold for transportation impacts under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) review, eliminating level of service (LOS) as a CEQA threshold. The City of Pasadena (City) was among the first to update its CEQA thresholds in 2014.  The…

Tips for Infill Battery Energy Storage Permitting

Powin Energy’s 2-megawatt (MW)/8-MW-hour battery energy storage system (BESS) recently went online fewer than six months after the project was awarded, marking an energy industry first for the speed of manufacturing, installing, and commissioning of an asset of this size on a distribution feeder.

Urban Forestry 2018 Grants Now Open

Now’s the time to begin 2018 grant application preparations for CAL FIRE’s Urban and Community Forestry Program Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund, which provides funding for urban forestry projects for cities, counties, districts, and non-profit organizations. Awarded funding may be applied to projects including, but not limited to: Urban tree plans that include coordination of local…

Jayme Timberlake to Present at Girls in Ocean Science Conference

Dudek biologist and habitat restoration expert Jayme Timberlake will present a demonstration depicting native habitat assessment and the benefits of habitat restoration in coastal and wetland areas at the February 18 Girls in Ocean Science (GIOS) conference at the Ocean Institute in Dana Point, CA.  The two-day event is dedicated to inspiring middle school and…

CWEA Recognizes Dudek Wastewater Engineers

Dudek’s Hannah Dodd was named young engineering professional of the year and Michael Hill was recognized for his role as project manager on the project of year at the annual California Water Environment Association (CWEA) San Diego chapter awards.   Hannah has been with Dudek since graduating with a master’s degree in  civil and environmental engineering…

How to Expedite ACOE Permitting Processes

The process of securing regulatory permits from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (ACOE) can seem challenging and overwhelming. However, the ACOE’s goal is to earn and maintain the public’s trust and work together with applicants to improve the process.

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