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Focused Survey Deadlines Fast Approaching

Aspen Environmental Group would like to highlight for our clients that focused survey deadlines for many species are on the horizon. Projects can be delayed missing the survey window for focused survey protocols required by project permits, mitigation requirements, and regulatory protocols. […]

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Aspen Expands Client Services with sUAS Certification

Aspen Environmental Group has recently expanded our capabilities by obtaining FAA certifications for several of our staff members to pilot small Unmanned Aerial Systems (sUAS). A sUAS, more commonly known as a drone, is a remotely operated flying platform equipped with highly accurate sensors and a high definition camera. […]

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View of a herd of sheep carved in the rock at Little Petroglyph Canyon, Ridgecrest, California.

Regulatory Update: AB 52 Related Revisions to Appendix G of CEQA Guidelines

In early October, the California Office of Planning and Research (OPR) released the final text for the Tribal Cultural Resources update to Appendix G of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines (as required by Assembly Bill 52 (AB 52).

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Aspen Sponsors ACWA Regulatory Summit

Aspen Environmental Group was the premier sponsor for the recent Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA) Regulatory Summit held in Sacramento on October 4, 2016.

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Aspen Attends BLM Signing of DRECP Record of Decision

Due to our team’s involvement in the preparation of the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan, Aspen Environmental Group staff were invited by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to attend the signing of the (DRECP) Record of Decision (ROD) on September 14, 2016 at the Santa Rosa-San Jacinto National Monument headquarters.

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CPUC Approves SCE West of Devers Upgrade Project and Certifies the EIR

On August 18, 2016, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) approved Southern California Edison Co.’s West of Devers Upgrade Project (Riverside and San Bernardino Counties). The project, one of the tens of major transmission lines assessment conducted by Aspen, is located within an existing 45-mile long SCE transmission right-of-way. The re-built transmission facilities would increase transmission capacity by 3,200 MW from the desert in eastern Riverside County to the San Bernardino area. […]

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Jenny Slaughter

Aspen’s Lead Monitor Becomes Qualified SWPPP Developer

Aspen Environmental Group’s Lead Environmental Monitor, Jenny Slaughter, recently completed the certification process and has become a Qualified Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) Developer (QSD). In addition to her current certification as a Qualified SWPPP Practitioner (QSP), Jenny now has the necessary certification to not only conduct inspections, but also develop SWPPPs in California. The State Water Resources Control Board’s National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System General Permit for Storm Water Discharges Associated with […]

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