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SWAPE has conducted numerous EIR / EIS reviews for clients with concerns about significant environmental impacts associated with a development or aspects of a development plan’s negative declaration(s) or proposed mitigation alternative(s). We have reviewed and commented on the environmental impacts of over 100 proposed developments in California, including major residential, commercial and mixed-use development projects throughout the state. Our work on these issues has included testimony to review boards, presentations in public forums, and the preparation of declarations or reports identifying the hazards and potential impacts associated with the project and deficiencies present in the CEQA documents.

SWAPE has provided technical review and comments on proposed development projects relating to the following topics / issues:

  • Geology
  • Soils
  • Seismicity
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Air Quality
  • Greenhouse Gases
  • Hydrology
  • Water Supply
  • Water Quality
  • Storm Water
  • Circulation
  • Traffic Noise
  • Visual Resources
  • Cumulative Impacts

SWAPE has also performed technical reviews and made critical comments on projects concerning specific environmental issues and permitting. For example, we provided extensive technical comments on proposed aquifer exemptions in California by oil companies seeking to obtain approval for injection of produced water into aquifers underlying major oil fields. This work succeeded in some cases by limiting the scope of proposed exemptions and/or by compelling the applicants to support the adequacy of their claims regarding potential impacts.