Section 404 Permitting Process

  • Wednesday, October 21, 2015
  • 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
  • Fresno Wedgewood Banquets, 4582 W Jacquelyn Ave, Fresno, CA
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For those that may require a permit for discharge of dredged or fill material into a water of the United States, this seminar will provide an overview of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ (USACE) 404 permitting process including the various types of Section 404 permits (Individual, Nationwides, Letters of Permission, and Exemptions) and tips on how to satisfy the most commonly asked questions including: avoidance and minimization requirements; wetland assessment/delineation protocols; the major categories of compensatory mitigation; and how to perform mitigation monitoring with reporting.

        

USACE Sacramento District staff will be presenting their thoughts on selected Central Valley specific examples, including compliance with general and specific regional conditions, use of the most common Nationwide permits, how to put together a thorough pre-construction notification package.

  

Ancillary regulatory permits required for the 404 permitting process such as the 401 water quality certification, Endangered Species Act Compliance, and National Historic Preservation Act Section 106 will also be covered in broad topic format. Additionally, for those types of permits requiring it, presenters will give an overview of the requirements and process associated with the 404(b)(1) alternatives analysis. Common pitfalls and mistakes will also be discussed.

  

Date: Oct. 21, 2015
Time:
11:30 am to 2:30 pm
Cost:
AEP Members – Free, Non Members - $30, Students - $15

  

Speakers:

Zach Simmons, Biologist/Senior Regulatory Project Manager, US Army Corps of Engineers
Mr. Simmons is a Senior Regulatory Project Manager with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, California South Branch, for Clean Water Act, Section 404 permitting. Mr. Simmons has eight years of experience permitting major residential subdivisions as well as transportation and infrastructure projects. His experience includes conducting and managing NEPA compliance and Federal consultation for the Endangered Species Act and National Historic Preservation Act. He has seven years of experience reviewing and verifying wetlands delineations within the Central Valley. He has also worked on special-status species surveys, biological assessments, and storm water monitoring. He holds a B.S. from Brigham Young University-Hawaii and an M.S. from California State University, Sacramento.

        

Evan Carnes, Regulatory Project Manager, US Army Corps of Engineers
Mr. Carnes is a Regulatory Project Manager with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, California South Branch, for Clean Water Act, Section 404 permitting Mr. Carnes spent two years in the Natural Resource Management Section in the Seattle District before transitioning to Sacramento's Regulatory Division in February of 2015. His experience thus far has included the review and verification of Nationwide Permit applications and wetland delineations, as well as Federal consultation for the Endangered Species Act and National Historic Preservation Act.  Mr. Carnes received a bachelor's degree from the University of Washington in Environmental Science and Policy.

 

Debra Mahnke, Water Resource Control Engineer, CPESC, QSD/P, Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board 

  

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