5 Steps to Faster Coastal Development Permit Approvals

Achieving California Coastal Commission (CCC) permit approval can be complicated, time consuming, and expensive, however communication, clarity, and careful planning can expedite the permit process. Dudek Coastal Planner Alison Evans and Biologist Kam Muri offer 5 tips to ensuring efficient coastal development permit approvals.  

Streamlining Coastal Permitting for Public Works

  Public Works Plans (PWPs) are an innovative — but little known approach — to streamlining California Coastal Commission permitting for qualifying public projects. A PWP provides a comprehensive permit vehicle for obtaining Commission approval of large or phased public works projects in place of the usual project-by-project permit application process. Time and expense savings…

Ocean Outfalls Face Coastal Zone Issues

Wastewater districts considering upgrading or rehabilitating facilities with ocean outfalls need to consider how the California Coastal Commission (CCC) will interpret requirements of the California Coastal Act (Coastal Act) and certified local coastal programs (LCPs) in the review and permitting stages.  Stakeholder groups are also paying close attention to ocean outfall issues with an eye…

Coastal Commission Certifies Santa Monica Mountains Plan

  The project is certified using innovative but little known approach to streamline coastal permitting for  qualifying public projects. The California Coastal Commission has certified approval of a large-scale project to improve parks, open space, trails, and wildlife habitat on 1,700 acres in the Santa Monica Mountains. The project was certified using a Public Works…

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