Regulatory permitting for Southern California aquatic resources projects

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By Lanika Cervantes, Meris Guerrero, Eric Becker, and Antal Szijj
May 12, 2021

2020 was rich with aquatic resource regulation updates, revisions, and curve balls—including critical changes to the Clean Water Act. These changes may affect whether your project is regulated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) and how your application will be reviewed and processed by various federal and state agencies.

Watch as regulatory specialists and staff from the Corps and San Diego Regional Water Quality Control Board (RWQCB) for a regulatory permitting webinar on recent regulatory changes such as:

  • The Corps’ Navigable Waters Protection Rule
  • The Corps’ 2021 Nationwide Permit Program Updates
  • The Clean Water Act Section 401 Certification Rule

Our panel includes ICF Senior Regulatory Specialists Meris Guerrero and Lanika Cervantes, Antal Szijj with the Corps, and Eric Becker with the San Diego RWQCB. The panel provides an overview of pertinent regulatory updates and discuss regulatory compliance and how it could affect your projects.

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Meet the authors
  1. Lanika Cervantes, Senior Regulatory Specialist, Wetland Biologist

    Lanika is a wetland biology expert with more than 10 years of experience implementing and complying with regulatory programs. View bio

  2. Meris Guerrero, Sr. Manager, Environmental Regulatory Compliance

    Meris is an environmental regulatory compliance expert with more than 10 years of experience with federal individual, general, and programmatic permitting efforts. View bio

  3. Eric Becker, Senior Water Resources Control Engineer - Wetlands Protection, San Diego Regional Water Quality Control Board
  4. Antal Szijj, Lead Ecologist, North Coast Branch, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Los Angeles District