Biological Assessments
  Biological Technical Studies
  Plant and Wildlife Surveys
  Archeological Studies
  Cultural Resources Assessments
  Biological Monitoring
  Regulatory Services
  
 
                       
  
 
 
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Touré Associates (TA) is a state and federally recognized Small Business Enterprise (SBE), Small Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (SDBE), and Small Business Administration (SBA) certified environmental consulting company to include MBE, DBE, and UDBE certifications. TA specializes in biological, cultural, and regulatory services to meet CEQA/NEPA compliances. These services include biological assessments, biological technical studies, focused and protocol-level plant and wildlife surveys, archeological studies, cultural resources assessments, biological monitoring (plant and wildlife), regulatory permitting (1602 Streambed Alteration Agreements, Section 404 Permits, Section 401 Certifications, USFWS Section 7/10 Consultations), and other related environmental services required by local, state, and federal regulatory agencies.

Technical Studies

When a proposed project or activity may have significant impacts on the environment, TA can provide the technical staff experienced in a suite of technical fields to include aesthetics, biological resources, archaeological and cultural resources, hydrology, and water quality elements. Depending upon the project, there may be a need to initiate technical studies to support the environmental analyses and/or engineering feasibility studies. TA can assist in the preparation and review of documents prepared for ESA Phase 1 and 2, biological, cultural, and regulatory services for CEQA/NEPA compliance.

Biological and Archeological Services

When it is determined that a project or activity may potentially impact biological and/or archeological resources TA can provide experienced biological and archeological staff. TA’s biological and archeological staff can perform tasks to include conducting field surveys, analysis, technical reports, and recommendations pursuant to CEQA/NEPA compliance. In addition, TA provides, monitoring surveys, pre-construction and post-construction surveys, and the preparation of mitigation and monitoring plans to fit your projects needs and goals.

Regulatory Services

When it is determined that a project or activity may potentially impact natural resources which may require the processing of regulatory permit applications (i.e., Section 404 and 401 of the Clean Water Act, Section 1602 of the Fish and Game Code, or Section(s) 7/10 Consultation with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service) TA can provide experienced regulatory staff. TA’s regulatory staff can prepare the appropriate §401, §404, or §1602 permit applications to include providing consultation and coordination with the appropriate agencies (i.e., U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), California Department of Fish and Game (CDFG), State Regional Water Quality Control Board (RWQCB), and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS)).

Water Quality Services

Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) / Water Pollution Control Plan (WPCP)

When it is determined that a project or activity may require SWPPP or WPCP in compliance with the §401 Certification by the State Regional Water Quality Control Board, TA can provide experienced QSD/QSP specialists. TA’s QSD/QSP staff provide consultation and coordination with the appropriate regulatory agencies to include city, county, and state agency. TA’s staff prepares SWPPP’s WPCP’s, Creek Diversion Plans, Dewatering Plans and conducts SWPPP Site Inspections, Monitoring and Sampling, and Rain Event Action Plans (REAP's).

Environmental Compliance Services

Biological Services:

Surveys for special-status species
SJ Kit Fox
Blunt-nosed leopard lizard
Giant garter snake
California red-legged frog
California tiger salamander
Arroyo toad
Burrowing owl
Swainson's hawk
Valley Elderberry Longhorn Beetle
Vernal pool species
Construction Monitoring (for all listed species)

Regulatory Permitting:

California Department of Fish and Wildlife: Sections 1602 and 2081 permits
Section 1602 Streambed Alteration Agreement
Section 2081 Incidental Take Permits

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service: Sections 7/10
Sections 7 and 10 Consultation
HCP/NCCP

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers: Section 404
Section 404 Individual Permit (IP)
Section 404 Nationwide Permit (NWP)

State Regional Water Quality Control Board: Section 401
Section 401 Certification
Section 401 Waste Discharge Requirement
Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan

Trucking Services:

Hauling of solid waste and materials

 
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