RMC’s engineering focus on water-related projects, combined with our regulatory specialists’ knowledge, facilitates implementation of our client’s projects.
Title 22 Recycled Water
Title 22 of the California Code of Regulations defines water-recycling criteria for various uses. RMC is experienced with the Title 22 permitting process and in complying with State of California Department of Public Health, and Regional Water Quality Control Board requirements. We have produced numerous Title 22 Engineer’s Reports and Notice of Intent applications throughout the state of California, including reports for Watsonville, Hollister, Delta Diablo Sanitation District, and Palo Alto, among others.
RMC has extensive experience with NPDES permitting throughout California and has been a leader in the regulatory permitting community in the San Francisco Bay Area. We are thoroughly familiar with the federal California Toxics Rule, State Implementation Policy, and various local Basin Plans, which are critical regulatory documents typically used in combination to develop complex conditions for NPDES permits. For example, for Novato Sanitary District’s wastewater treatment plant upgrade, RMC staff successfully assisted the District through the entire NPDES permit renewal process which required significant negotiations due to complicated operations considerations.
Clean Air Act
RMC is experienced in supporting project compliance with the Clean Air Act. For example, we have supported projects receiving federal funding, such as Title XVI funding for recycled water projects, which must demonstrate Clean Air Act Conformity. For the Pasadena Recycled Water Project, RMC worked with staff of U.S. Bureau of Reclamation to develop the approach for demonstrating conformity, developed an air pollution model in Urbemis for the proposed recycled water infrastructure, and estimated criteria pollutant emission during construction and operation of the future recycled water project.
Clean Water Act, Section 404
Section 404 of the Federal Clean Water Act established a program to regulate the discharge of dredged or fill material into waters of the United States, including wetlands. With our focus on water-related engineering projects, RMC has managed numerous projects subject to the Section 404 permitting process, including the Guadalupe River Flood Control Project and Pajaro River Watershed Study. For the Freeport Regional Water Project in Sacramento, RMC team members were instrumental in securing Section 404 permit approvals and working with agency representatives to address changing regulatory requirements over the course of this multi-year construction project.
Endangered Species Act, Section 7
RMC’s team includes permitting experts who specialize in regulatory compliance and have expertise in regulatory processes and permitting requirements for both the federal and state Endangered Species Act, and survey protocols of state and federal agencies. Through this work, our team members have shown a record of success in developing permit applications that are accepted by resource agencies in a timely manner.