Dudek Awarded EIRs for Major Aquatic Park Improvements

The City of San Diego has selected Dudek to provide environmental impact studies for two separate projects as part of  major upgrades planned for the city’s  high-profile Mission Bay Park, the largest aquatic park of its kind in the United States. The 4,600-acre half-land, half-water park is visited by more than 15 million people each…

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…

CEQA Public Noticing Best Practices

Public noticing under CEQA can be taken for granted. Yet, a misstep in noticing procedure carries both minor and major risks, from having to recirculate notification to getting sued. Noticing is Necessary “Noticing is sometimes seen as the easy part of CEQA,” said Ruta K. Thomas, Dudek CEQA project manager. “But the process is an…

How to Identify Regulated Wetlands

Man-made, moved or maintained jurisdictional waters of the United States and/or waters of the state of California (wetlands) often occur in the most unlikely places. Unsuspecting property owners may be lulled into a false sense of security with the notion that their improvement project is not subject to federal regulation by the U.S. Army Corps…

8 New California Environmental Laws You Need to Know

In 2016, several laws that concern the environment have come into effect in California. Do you know which ones may impact you?

Comprehensive Document Management Facilitates Efficient Environmental Review

Even if scientifically sound and technically accurate, an unclear or disorganized environmental document can slow or halt a project’s success. A publications team that integrates editors, word processors, and graphic designers can provide comprehensive review and document management to help craft a well-written, accessible document that facilitates efficient, cost-effective environmental review and reflects well on…

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