South Sacramento Habitat Conservation Plan (SSHCP) Approved

SSHCP LogoAs of October 29, 2018, the SSHCP has been adopted by all partners – the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors, the Rancho Cordova and Galt City Councils, the Capital SouthEast Connector Joint Powers Authority, and the South Sacramento Conservation Agency, which will act as the implementing entity for the SSHCP.
Permits from regulatory agencies are pending and are anticipated to be issued this winter/spring.
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The SSHCP is a regional effort that will create a streamlined federal and state permitting process, while preserving habitat, open space, and agricultural lands. The SSHCP will allow Sacramento County, the City of Rancho Cordova, City of Galt, Sacramento County Water Agency, and the Capital SouthEast Connector Joint Powers Authority to receive Incidental Take Permits (ITPs) for Covered Species from USFWS and CDFW. The SSHCP also includes an Aquatic Resources Program to streamline permitting under the Clean Water Act Sections 404 and 401. Land use authorities (Sacramento County, Galt, and Rancho Cordova) will be able to authorize incidental take of state and federally listed species and minimal impacts to aquatic features for projects implemented by third-party proponents.
ECORP has managed the regulatory permitting for several projects that served as “on-ramps” to the SSHCP permitting process and were subject to SSHCP requirements, including one of the first projects to mitigate impacts through the SSHCP Development Fee program. We have experience in preparing the supporting documentation needed for SSHCP permit applications and in helping clients to meet the project design, avoidance, and minimization measures required by the SSHCP.
If you have a project within the  SSHCP Plan Area , please contact Taraneh Emam at (916) 782-9100 to see how our permitting specialists can assist in your project planning and regulatory needs.
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About ECORP Consulting, Inc.

ECORP Consulting, Inc. has assisted public and private land owners with environmental regulation compliance since 1987. Find out more at www.ecorpconsulting.com. ECORP Consulting's mission is to consistently deliver high-quality environmental consulting services through outstanding science and timely, creative solutions for our clients, while providing an excellent work environment for our staff.
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