Environmental Permitting

SummitWest streamlines complex environmental regulations by effectively coordinating with governing agencies to determine your permitting needs and ensure your projects are compliant and on time.

With our multidisciplinary team of experts we understand the complexities unique to California’s diverse environments and can offer a wide range of environmental planning and regulatory solutions including CEQA documents, USFWS 10(A) Recovery Permits, Wetland and Jurisdictional Water Delineations, and CDFW Consultation, Coordination, and Reporting.

We apply proactive and positive communication with regulatory agencies to achieve successful permitting and seamless project momentum. SummitWest’s focus on relationship building, combined with our depth of project experience, enable us to keep client and project goals on track.


SummitWest is skilled in the following permit application processes:

  • Federal Clean Water Act and Aquatic Resources
    • Wetland and Jurisdictional Water Delineations
    • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Sec. 404 Dredge and Fill Permits
    • California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Sec. 401 Water Quality Certifications
    • California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Section 1602 Streambed Alteration Agreements
  • California Department of Fish and Wildlife
    • Section 1602 Streambed Alteration Agreements
    • Scientific Collecting Permits (SCPs), Sections 650 and 703
    • California Endangered Species Act (CESA) assessments and compliance
    • CDFW Consultation, Coordination, and Reporting
  • United States Fish and Wildlife Service
    • Federal Endangered Species Act Biological Assessments and Compliance
    • Threatened and Endangered Species Section 10(A) Recovery Permits
    • USFWS Consultation and Coordination
  • California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) / National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)
    • Prepare and process CEQA / NEPA documents
    • Environmental Due Diligence Reports
    • Environmental Assessments (EAs)
    • Categorical Exemptions (CATEX)
    • Habitat Mitigation and Monitoring Plans