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November 1, 2013 Item No.

8g(3)

Honorable Mayor and Members City Council Meeting
of the Marina City Council of November 6, 2013


CITY COUNCIL CONSIDER ADOPTING RESOLUTION NO. 2013 - ,
APPROVING AMENDMENT #1 TO A CONTRACT BETWEEN THE
CITY OF MARINA AND SWCA ENVIRONMENTAL CONSULTANTS
OF SAN LUIS OBISPO, CALIFORNIA, FOR ENVIRONMENTAL
PLANNING SERVICES RELATED TO THE CALIFORNIA AMERICAN
WATER TEMPORARY SLANT TEST WELL PROJECT; AND
AUTHORIZE CITY MANAGER TO EXECUTE THE CONTRACT
AMENDMENT ON BEHALF OF THE CITY, SUBJECT TO FINAL
REVIEW AND APPROVAL BY THE CITY ATTORNEY

REQUEST:
It is requested that the City Council:

1. Consider adopting Resolution No. 2013- , approving Amendment #1 to a contract
between the City of Marina and SWCA Environmental Consultants of San Luis
Obispo California, for environmental planning services related to the California
American Water Temporary Slant Test Well project, and;

2. Authorize City Manager to execute the contract amendment on behalf of the City,
subject to final review and approval by the City Attorney.

BACKGROUND:
On October 19, 2012, California American Water (Cal Am) submitted an incomplete application
for a Coastal Development Permit for a temporary slant test well for the Monterey Peninsula
Water Supply Project (MPWSP). The data from the test well will be used to design the MPWSP
system.

On November 7, 2012, the City Council adopted Resolution 2012-168, approving a Fee
Agreement between the City of Marina and California American Water for provision of planning
and attorney services related to review and processing of a slant test well project located at the
north-west corner of the Lonestar California, Inc. site, Marina (APNS 203-011-019 & 203-011-
001); authorizing the Finance Director to make the appropriate accounting and budgetary entries,
and; authorizing the City Manager to execute the Fee Agreement on behalf of City subject to
final review and approval by the City Attorney. The Fee Agreement was fully executed on
December 14, 2012.

On March 12, 2013 California American Water submitted a revised but still incomplete
application for the project, and on July 2, 2013 California American Water submitted a further
revised and complete application for a new, preferred location for the temporary slant test well
within the operational area of the CEMEX Inc. property located in the northwest Marina (APN
203-011-019).

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On July 31, 2013, pursuant to Resolution No. 2013-16 which sets the City Manager purchasing
and contract authority without prior City Council approval for amounts up to $25,000, a
Purchase Order in the amount of $20,189 for preparation of an Initial Study for the project was
executed.

SWCA Consultants Finance Director also requested that a Contract for Services be prepared, in
addition to the Purchase Order. The contract, allowing for services up to $24,999 (EXHIBIT
A) was reviewed by the City Attorney and on October 11, 2013 was fully executed.

A second Purchase Order in the amount of $3,047 was executed on October 16, 2013 to allow
for a second site visit by the consultants to the CEMEX site.

Thus, authorized expenditures under the Contract for Services and Purchase Orders total
$23,236. The authorized work, preparation of an Initial Study for the Cal Am Slant Test Well
Project, is complete.

ANALYSIS:
The next steps are to prepare additional technical studies identified through the agency referral
process during preparation of the Initial Study, and prepare the environmental document. The
City is currently consulting with the Sierra Club pursuant to a 1986 Settlement Agreement for
projects within the Coastal Zone and has not yet determined what environmental document will
be required (Environmental Impact Report or Mitigated Negative Declaration). The Executive
Committee of the Ventana Chapter of the Sierra Club meet on November 6, 2013 and may or
may not make a recommendation to the City on that day. As such, it is not yet known what the
Scope of Services, including Schedule and Budget for the environmental document will be.

On November 29, 2013 staff met with Cal Ams Project Manager and determined that in order to
keep the project moving forward two amendments to the contract with SWCA would be
requested of City Council. Amendment #1 (attached to EXHIBIT A) will allow for the
technical studies to be prepared. It is anticipated that Amendment #2, which will address the
environmental document, will be presented for review and consideration at a future Council
meeting. Due to the tight timeframe for preparation of the Scope of Services (two days) for
Amendment #1, the costs are based on very conservative assumptions and represent a maximum
billable amount in order to allow the work to proceed.

This work will be completed by SWCA Consultants, Inc. and reviewed by staff and the Citys
professional advisors on a cost recovery basis under the existing Fee Agreement.

An additional deposit by California American Water in the amount of $20,000 is anticipated to
be made to FY 2013-14 General Fund Deposit Account No. 11.161.56310.4004 this week to
ensure that adequate funding is contained in the FY 2013-14 General Fund Expenditure Account
No. 11.161.65890.4004. A financial reconciliation is scheduled within the next two weeks to
guarantee that the account remains in good standing.

CONCLUSION:
This request is submitted for City Council consideration and possible action.



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Respectfully submitted,


____________________________
Theresa Szymanis, AICP
Planning Services Manager
City of Marina

REVIEW AND CONCUR:


_____________________________
Christine di Iorio, AICP
Community Development Director
City of Marina


_____________________________
Layne P. Long
City Manager
City of Marina




























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RESOLUTION NO. 2013-

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF MARINA CITY COUNCIL APPROVING
AMENDMENT #1 TO A CONTRACT BETWEEN THE CITY OF MARINA AND
SWCA ENVIRONMENTAL CONSULTANTS OF SAN LUIS OBISPO, CALIFORNIA,
FOR ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING SERVICES RELATED TO THE CALIFORNIA
AMERICAN WATER TEMPORARY SLANT TEST WELL PROJECT; AND
AUTHORIZE CITY MANAGER TO EXECUTE THE CONTRACT AMENDMENT ON
BEHALF OF THE CITY, SUBJECT TO FINAL REVIEW AND APPROVAL BY THE
CITY ATTORNEY


WHEREAS, on October 19, 2012, California American Water (Cal Am) submitted an
incomplete application for a Coastal Development Permit for a temporary slant test well for the
Monterey Peninsula Water Supply Project (MPWSP), and;

WHEREAS, on November 7, 2012, the City Council adopted Resolution 2012-168, approving a
Fee Agreement between the City of Marina and California American Water for provision of
planning and attorney services related to review and processing of a slant test well project
located at the north-west corner of the Lonestar California, Inc. site, Marina (APNS 203-011-
019 & 203-011-001), and;

WHEREAS, on March 12, 2013 California American Water submitted a revised but still
incomplete application for the project, and

WHEREAS, on July 2, 2013 California American Water submitted a further revised and
complete application for a new, preferred location for the temporary slant test well within the
operational area of the CEMEX, Inc. property located in northwest Marina (APN 203-011-019),
and;

WHEREAS, on July 31, 2013, pursuant to Resolution No. 2013-16, a Purchase Order in the
amount of $20,189 for preparation of an Initial Study for the project was executed, and;

WHEREAS, a Contract for Services was also prepared allowing for services up to $24,999 and
on October 11, 2013 was fully executed, and;

WHEREAS, a second Purchase Order in the amount of $3,047 was executed on October 16,
2013, and;

WHEREAS, authorized expenditures under the Contract for Services and Purchase Orders total
$23,236, and

WHEREAS, the authorized work, preparation of an Initial Study for the Cal Am Slant Test Well
Project, is complete, and;

WHEREAS, Amendment #1 (attached to EXHIBIT A) to the Contract for Services will allow
for the technical studies to be prepared, and;


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Resolution No. 2013-
Page Two


WHEREAS, an additional deposit by California American Water in the amount of $20,000 is
anticipated to be made to FY 2013-14 General Fund Deposit Account No. 11.161.56310.4004
this week to ensure that adequate funding is contained in the FY 2013-14 General Fund
Expenditure Account No. 11.161.65890.4004.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the City Council of the City of Marina does
hereby:

3. Approve Amendment #1 to a contract between the City of Marina and SWCA Environmental
Consultants of San Luis Obispo California, for environmental planning services related to the
California American Water Temporary Slant Test Well project, and;

4. Authorize City Manager to execute the contract Amendment on behalf of the City, subject to
final review and approval by the City Attorney.

PASSED AND ADOPTED by the City Council of the City of Marina at a regular meeting duly
held on November 6, 2013 by the following vote:

AYES: COUNCIL MEMBERS:
NOES: COUNCIL MEMBERS:
ABSENT: COUNCIL MEMBERS:
ABSTAIN: COUNCIL MEMBERS:

________________________
Bruce C. Delgado, Mayor
ATTEST:



Anita Sharp, Acting Deputy City Clerk

AYES, COUNCIL:
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CITY OF MARINA
AGREEMENT FOR PLANNING CONSULTING SERVICES RELATED TO
PREPARATION OF AN INITIAL STUDY FOR THE CAL AM SLANT TEST
WELL PROJECT
TIDS AGREEMENT is made and entered into on October 11, 2013, by and
between the City of Marina, a California charter city, hereinafter referred to as the "City,"
and SWCA Environmental Consultants, a California corporation hereinafter referred to as
the "Contractor." City and Contractor are sometimes individually referred to as "party"
and collectively as "parties" in this Agreement.
Recitals
A. City desires to retain Contractor to prepare an Initial Study for the California
American Water Temporary Slant Test Well Project, hereinafter referred to as
the "Project."
B. Contractor represents and warrants that it has the qualifications, experience
and personnel necessary to properly perform the services as set forth herein.
C. City desires to retain Contractor to provide such services.
Terms and Conditions
For of good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which is
hereby acknowledged and in consideration of the mutual promises contained herein, City
and Contractor agree to the following terms and conditions:
1. Scope of Work.
(a) Contractor is hereby hired and retained by the City to work in a cooperative
manner with the City to fully and adequately perform those services set forth in Exhibit
"A" attached hereto ("Scope of Work") and by this reference made a part hereof. With
prior written notice to Contractor, City may elect to delete certain tasks of the Scope of
Work at its sole discretion.
(b) Contractor shall perform all such work with skill and diligence and pursuant to
generally accepted standards of practice in effect at the time of performance. Contractor
shall provide corrective services without charge to the City for work which fails to meet
these standards and which is reported to Contractor in writing within sixty days of
discovery. Should Contractor fail or refuse to perform promptly its obligations under this
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Agreement, the City may render or undertake the performance thereof and the Contractor
shall be liable for any expenses thereby incurred.
(c) If services under this Agreement are to be perfonned by a design professional,
as that term is defined in California Civil Code 2782.8(b )(2), design professional
certifies that all design professional services shall be provided by a person or persons
duly licensed by the State of California to provide the type of services described in
Section l(a). By delivery of completed work, design professional certifies that the work
conforms to the requirements of this Agreement and all applicable federal, state and local
laws, and the professional standard of care in California.
(d) Contractor is responsible for making an independent evaluation and judgment
of all relevant conditions affecting performance of the work, including without limitation
site conditions, existing facilities, seismic, geologic, soils, hydrologic, geographic,
climatic conditions, applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations and all other
contingencies or considerations.
(e) City shall cooperate with Contractor and will furnish all information data,
records and reports existing and available to City to enable Contractor to carry out work
outlined in Exhibit "A." Contractor shall be entitled to reasonably rely on information,
data, records and reports furnished by the City, however, the City makes no warranty as
to the accuracy or completeness of any such information, data, records or reports
available to it and provided to Contractor which were furnished to the City by a third
party. Contractor shall have a duty to bring to the City's attention any deficiency or error
it may discover in any information provided to the Contractor by the City or a third party.
2. Term of Agreement & Commencement of Work.
(a) Unless otherwise provided, the term of this Agreement shall begin on the date
of execution of the Purchase Order for Services and shall continue until completion of the
project or upon 30-days prior written notice to terminate is given by either party or the
Agreement is terminated earlier as provide herein. The date of full execution is defined
as the date when all of the following events have occurred:
(i) This Agreement has been approved by the City's Council or by the
board, officer or employee authorized to give such approval, and;
(ii) The office of the City Attorney has indicated in writing its approval of
this Agreement as to form, and;
(iii) This Agreement has been signed on behalf of Contractor by the
person or persons authorized to bind the Contractor hereto, and;
(iv) This Agreement has been signed on behalf of the City by the person
designated to so sign by the City's Council or by the officer or employee authorized to
enter into this Contract and is attested to by the Marina City Clerk.
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(b) Contractor shall commence work on the Project on or by July 31, 2013. This
Agreement may be extended upon written agreement of both parties. Contractor may be
required to prepare a written schedule for the work to be performed, which schedule shall
be approved by the City and made a part of Exhibit A, and to perform the work in
accordance with the approved schedule.
3. Compensation.
(a) City liability for compensation (including but not limited to compensation for
services, extra work, or anything else that might require additional monies) to Contractor
under this Agreement shall only be to the extent of the present appropriation to fund this
Agreement (to the extent of the appropriation by Cal Am to fund all costs of City's
processing of the Cal Am Slant Test Well Application). For services to be provided
under this Agreement City shall compensate Contractor in an amount not to exceed
Twenty Four Thousand Nine Hundred Ninety Nine Dollars ($24,999.00) in accordance
with the provisions of this Section and the Fee Schedule attached hereto (Section B of
Exhibit A) and incorporated herein by this reference.
(b) Invoice(s) in a format and on a schedule acceptable to the City shall be
submitted to and be reviewed and verified by the Project Administrator (see Section 5(a))
and forwarded to the City's Finance Department for payment. City shall notify
Contractor of exceptions or disputed items and their dollar value within fifteen days of
receipt. Payment of the undisputed amount of the invoice will typically be made
approximately thirty days after the invoice is submitted to the Finance Department.
(c) Contractor will maintain clearly identifiable, complete and accurate records
with respect to all costs incurred under this Agreement on an industry recognized
accounting basis. Contractor shall make available to the representative of City all such
books and records related to this Agreement, and the right to examine, copy and audit the
same during regular business hours upon 24-hour's notice for a period of four years from
the date of fmal payment under this Agreement.
(d) Contractor shall not receive any compensation for Extra Work without the
prior written authorization of City. As used herein, "Extra Work" means any work that is
determined by the City to be necessary for the proper completion of the Project but which
is not included within the Scope of Work and which the parties did not reasonably
anticipate would be necessary at the execution of this Agreement. Compensation for any
authorized Extra Work shall be paid in accordance with Exhibit A.
(e) Expenses not otherwise addressed in the Scope of Services or the Fee
Schedule incurred by Contractor in performing services under this Agreement shall be
reviewed and approved in advance by the Project Administrator (Section 5(a)), be
charged at cost and reimbursed to Contractor.
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(f) There shall be no charge for transportation within Monterey, Santa Crnz and
San Benito Counties required for the performance of the services under this Agreement;
travel to other locations must be approved in writing and in advance by the City, mileage
will be charged at the then current standard rate for business travel as set by the U.S.
Internal Revenue Service for such approved travel.
4. Termination or Suspension.
(a) This Agreement may be terminated in whole or in part in writing by either
party in the event of a substantial failure by the other party to fulfill its obligations under
this Agreement through no fault of the terminating party, provided that no termination
may be effected unless the other party is given (1) not less than ten days written notice of
intent to terminate, and (2) provided an opportunity for consultation with the terminating
party prior to termination.
(b) If termination for default is effected by the City, an equitable adjustment in the
price provided for in this Agreement shall be made, but (1) no amount shall be allowed
for anticipated profit on unperformed services or other work, and (2) any payment due
the Contractor at the time of termination may be adjusted to cover any additional costs to
the City because of the Contractor's default. If after the termination for failure of
Contractor to fulfill its contractual obligations, it is determined that the Contractor had
not failed to fulfill contractual obligations, the termination shall be deemed to have been
for the convenience of the City.
(c) The City may terminate or suspend this Agreement at any time for its
convenience upon not less than thirty days prior written notice to Contractor. Not later
than the effective date of such termination or suspension, Contractor shall discontinue all
affected work and deliver all work product and other documents, whether completed or in
progress, to the City.
(d) If termination for default is effected by the Contractor or if termination for
convenience is effected by the City, the equitable adjustment shall include a reasonable
profit for services or other work performed. The equitable adjustment for termination
shall provide for payment to the Contractor for services rendered and expenses incurred
prior to the termination, in addition to termination settlement costs reasonably incurred
by Contractor relating to written commitments that were executed prior to the
termination.
5. Project Administrator, Project Manager & Key Personnel.
(a) City designates as its Project Administrator, Theresa Szymanis, Plarming
Services Manager, who shall have the authority to act for the City under this Agreement.
The Project Administrator or his/her authorized representative shall represent the City in
all matters pertaining to the work to be performed pursuant to this Agreement.
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(b) Contractor designates Emily Creel as its Project Manager who shall
coordinate all phases of the Project. The Project Manager shall be available to City at all
reasonable times during the Agreement term.
(c) Contractor warrants that it will continuously furnish the necessary personnel to
complete the Project on a timely basis as contemplated by this Agreement. Contractor, at
the sole discretion of City, shall remove from the Project any of its personnel assigned to
the performance of services upon written request of City. Contractor has represented to
City that certain key personnel will perform and coordinate the work under this
Agreement. Should one or more of such personnel become unavailable, Contractor may
substitute other personnel of at least equal competence upon written approval of the City.
In the event that City and Contractor cannot agree as to the substitution of key personnel,
City shall be entitled to terminate this Agreement for cause.
6. Delegation of Work.
(a) If Contractor utilizes any subcontractors, consultants, persons, employees or
firms having applicable expertise to assist Contractor in performing the services under
this Agreement, Contractor shall obtain City's prior written approval to such employment.
Contractor's contract with any subcontractor shall contain a provision making the
subcontract subject to all provisions of this Agreement. Contractor will be fully
responsible and liable for the administration, completion, presentation and quality of all
work performed. If such persons are utilized, they shall be charged at cost. City reserves
its right to employ other contractors in connection with this Project.
(b) If the work hereunder is performed by a design professional, design
professional shall be directly involved with performing the work or shall work through
his, her or its employees. The design professional's responsibilities under this Agreement
shall not be delegated. The design professional shall be responsible to the City for acts,
errors or omissions of his, her or its subcontractors. Negligence of subcontractors or
agents retained by the design professional is conclusively deemed to be the negligence of
the design professional if not adequately corrected by the design professional. Use of the
term subcontractor in any other provision of this Agreement shall not be construed, to
imply authorization for a design professional to use subcontractors for performance of
any professional service under this Agreement.
(c) The City is au intended beneficiary of any work performed by a subcontractor
for purposes of establishing a duty of care between the subcontractor and the City.
7. Skill of Employees. Contractor shall ensure that any employees or agents
providing services under this Agreement possess the requisite skill, training and
expelience to properly perform such services.
8. Confidential and Proprietarv Information. In the course of performing
services under this Agreement Contractor may obtain, receive, and review confidential or
proprietary documents, information or materials that are and shall remain the exclusive
property of the City. Should Contractor undertake the work on behalf of other agencies,
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entities, firms or persons relating to the matters described in the Scope of Work, it is
expressly agreed by Contractor that any such confidential or proprietary information or
materials shall not be provided or disclosed in any manner to any of Contractor's other
clients, or to any other third party, without the City's prior express written consent.
9. Ownership of Data. Unless otherwise provided for herein, all documents,
material, data, drawings, plans, specifications, computer data files, basis for design
calculations, engineering notes, and reports originated and prepared by Contractor, or any
subcontractor of any tier, under this Agreement shall be and remain the property of the
City for its use in any manner it deems appropriate. Contractor agrees that all copyrights
which arise from creation of the work pursuant to this Agreement shall be vested in the
City and waives and relinquishes all claims to copyright or intellectual property rights in
favor of the City. Contractor shall provide two (2) sets of reproducible of the above-cited
items, except for the computer data files which shall consist of one (1) set. Contractor
shall use all reasonable efforts to ensure that any electronic files provided to the City will
be compatible with the City's computer hardware and software. Contractor makes no
representation as to long-term compatibility, usability or readability of the format
resulting frorn the use of software application packages, operating systems or computer
hardware differing from those in use by the City at the commencement of this
Agreement. Contractor shall be permitted to maintain copies of all such data for its files.
City acknowledges that its use of the work product is limited to the purposes
contemplated by the Scope of Work and, should City use these products or data in
connection with additions to the work required under this Agreement or for new work
without consultation with and without additional compensation to Contractor, Contractor
malces no representation as to the suitability of the work product for use in or application
to circumstances not contemplated by the Scope of Work and shall have no liability or
responsibility whatsoever in connection with such use which shall be at the City's sole
risk. Any and all liability arising out of changes made by the City to Contractor's
deliverables is waived against Contractor unless City has given Contractor prior written
notice of the changes and has received Contractor's written consent to such changes.
10. Conflict oflnterest.
(a) Contractor covenants that neither it, nor any officer or principal of its frrm has
or shall acquire any interest, directly or indirectly, which would conflict in any manner
with the interests of the City or which would in any way hinder Contractor's performance
of services under this Agreement. Contractor further covenants that in the performance
of this Agreement, no person having any such interest shall be employed by it as an
officer, employee, agent or subcontractor without the express written consent of the City
Manager. Contractor agrees to at all times avoid conflicts of interest or the appearance of
any conflicts of interest with the interests of the City in the performance of this
Agreement. Contractor shall represent the interest of the City in any discussion or
negotiation with business owners, citizen's groups, workshop participants or the general
public, and as such, may not accept compensation, commission or payment of any type
from any such party or such party's agent.
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(b) City understands and acknowledges that Contractor may be, as of the date of
commencement of services under this Agreement, independently involved in the
performance of non-related services for other governmental agencies and private parties.
Contractor is unaware of any stated position of the City relative to such projects. Any
future position of the City on such projects may result in a conflict of interest for
purposes of this section.
(c) No official or employee of the City who is authorized in such capacity on
behalf of the City to negotiate, make, accept, or approve, or take part in negotiating,
making accepting or approving this Agreement, during the term of his or her tenure or
service with City and for one year thereafter, shall have any interest, direct or indirect, in
this Agreement or the proceeds thereof or obtain any present or anticipated material
benefit arising therefrom.
11. Disclosure. Contractor may be subject to the appropriate disclosure requirements
of the California Fair Political Practices Act, as determined by the City Manager.
12. Non-Discrimination.
(a) During the performance of this Agreement the Contractor shall comply with
the applicable nondiscrimination and affirmative action provisions of the laws of the
United States of America, the State of California and the City. In performing this
Agreement, Contractor shall not discriminate, harass, or allow harassment, against any
employee or applicant for employment because of sex, race, color, ancestry, religious
creed, national origin, physical disability (including HIV and AIDS), medical condition
(including cancer), age, marital status, denial of family and medical care leave and denial
of pregnancy disability leave. Contractor shall give written notice of its obligations under
this clause to labor organizations with which it has a collective bargaining or other
agreement.
(b) Contractor shall include the nondiscrimination and compliance provisions of
this Section in all subcontracts.
13. Indemnification & Hold Harmless.
(a) Other than in the perfornmnce of professional services by a design
professional, which shall be solely as addressed by subsection (b) below, and to the full
extent permitted by law, Contractor shall indemnify, defend (with independent counsel
reasonably acceptable to the City) and hold harmless City, its Council, boards,
commissions, employees, officials and agents ("Indemnified Parties" or in the singular
"Indemnified Party") from and against any claims, losses, damages, penalties, fines and
judgments, associated investigation and administrative expenses, and defense costs
including but not limited to reasonable attorneys fees, court costs, expert witness fees
and costs of alternate dispute resolution (collectively "Liabilities"), where same arise out
of the performance of this Agreement by Contractor, its officers, employees, agents and
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sub-contractors, excepting only that resulting from the sole negligence, active negligence
or willful misconduct of City, its employees, officials, or agents.
(b) To the fullest extent permitted by law (including without limitation California
Civil Code Sections 2782.8), when the services to be provided under this Agreement are
design professional services to be performed by a design professional, as that term is
defined under said section 2782.8, Contractor shall indemnify, protect, defend (with
independent counsel reasonably acceptable to the City) and hold harmless City and any
Indemnified Party for all Liabilities regardless of nature or type that arise out of, pertain
to, or relate to the negligence, recklessness, or willful misconduct of Contractor, or the
acts or omissions of an officer, employee, agent or subcontractor of the Contractor,
excepting only liability arising from the sole negligence, active negligence or willful
misconduct of City.
(c) All obligations under this section are to be paid by Contractor as incurred by
City. The provisions of this Section are not limited by the provisions of sections relating
to insurance including provisions of any worker's compensation act or similar act.
Contractor expressly \Vaives its statutory under such statues or laws to City)
its employees and officials. Contractor agrees to obtain executed indemnity agreements
with provisions identical to those set forth here in this section from each and every
subcontractor, sub tier contractor or any other person or entity involved by, for, with or
on behalf of Contractor in the performance or subject matter of this Agreement. In the
event Contractor fails to obtain such indemnity obligations from others as required here,
Contractor agrees to be fully responsible according to the terms of this section. Failure of
City to monitor compliance with these requirements imposes no additional obligations on
City and will in no way act as a waiver of any rights hereunder.
(d) If any action or proceeding is brought against any Indemnified Party by reason
of any of the matters against which the Contractor has agreed to defend the Indemnified
Party, as provided above, Contractor, upon notice from the City, shall defend any
Indemnified Party at Contractor's expense by counsel reasonably acceptable to the City.
An Indemnified Party need not have first paid for any of the matters to which it is entitled
to indemnification in order to be so defended.
(e) This obligation to indemnify and defend City, as set forth herein, is binding on
the successors, assigns, or heirs of Contractor and shall survive the termination of this
Agreement or this Section.
14. Insurance.
(a) As a condition precedent to the effectiveness of this Agreement and without
limiting Contractor's indemnification of the City, Contractor agrees to obtain and
maintain in full force and effect at its own expense the insurance policies set forth in
Exhibit "C" "Insurance" attached hereto and made a part hereof. Contractor shall furnish
the City with original certificates of insurance, manually autographed in ink by a person
authorized by that insurer to bind coverage on its behalf, along with copies of all required
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endorsements. All certificates and endorsements must be received and approved by tbe
City before any work commences. All insurance policies shall be subject to approval by
the City Attorney and Risk Manager as to form and content. Specifically, such insurance
shall: (1) protect City as an additional insured for commercial general and business auto
liability; (2) provide City at least thirty days written notice of cancellation, material
reduction in coverage or reduction in limits and ten days written notice for non-payment
of premium; and (3) be primary witb respect to City's insurance program. Contractor's
insurance is not expected to respond to claims that may arise from tbe acts or omissions
oftbe City.
(b) City reserves the right at any time during tbe term oftbis Agreement to change
tbe amounts and types of insurance required herein by giving Contractor ninety days
advance written notice of such change. If such change should result in substantial
additional cost of tbe Contractor, City agrees to negotiate additional compensation
proportional to the increased benefit to City.
(c) All required insurance must be submitted and approved the City Attorney and
Risk Manager prior to tbe inception of any operations by Contractor.
(d) The required coverage and limits are subject to availability on the open market
at reasonable cost as determined by the City. Non availability or non affordability must
be documented by a letter from Contractor's insurance broker or agency indicating a good
faith effort to place the required insurance and showing as a minimum tbe names of the
insurance carriers and the declinations or quotations received from each. Within tbe
foregoing constraints, Contractor's failure to procure or maintain required insurance
during the entire term of this Agreement shall constitute a material breach of this
Agreement under which City may immediately suspend or terminate this Agreement or,
at its discretion, procure or renew such insurance to protect City's interests and pay any
and all premium in connection tberewith and recover all monies so paid from Contractor.
(e) By signing this Agreement, Contractor hereby certifies tbat it is aware of the
provisions of Section 3700 et seq., of the Labor Code which require every employer to be
insured against liability for Workers' Compensation or to undertake self-insurance in
accordance with tbe provision of that Code, and that it will comply witb such provisions
at all such times as they may apply during tbe performance of the work pursuant to this
Contract. Unless otberwise agreed, a waiver of subrogation in favor of the City is
required.
15. Independent Contractor. The parties agree that Contractor, its officers,
employees and agents, if any, shall be independent contractors with regard to the
providing of services under this Agreement, and that Contractor's employees or agents
shall not be considered to be employees or agents of the City for any purpose and will not
be entitled to any of the benefits City provides for its employees. City shall make no
deductions for payroll taxes or Social Security from amounts due Contractor for work or
services provided under this Agreement.
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16. Claims for Labor and Materials. Contractor shall promptly pay when due all
amounts payable for labor and materials furnished in the performance of this Agreement,
so as to prevent any lien or other claim under any provision of law from arising against
any City property (including reports, documents, and other tangible matter produced by
the Contractor hereunder), against the Contractor's rights to payments hereunder, or
against the City, and shall pay all amounts due under the Unemployment Insurance Act
with respect to such labor.
17. Discounts. Contractor agrees to offer the City any discount terms that are offered
to its best customers for the goods and services to be provided herein, and apply such
discounts to payment made under this Agreement, which meet the discount terms.
18. Cooperation; Further Acts. The Parties shall fully cooperate with one another,
and shall take any additional acts or sign any additional documents as may be necessary,
appropriate or convenient to attain the purposes of this Agreement.
19. Dispute Resolution. If any dispute arises between the parties as to proper
interpretation or application of this l ... greement, the parties shall first meet and con_fer in a
good faith attempt to resolve the matter between themselves. If the dispute is not
resolved by meeting and conferring, the matter shall be submitted for formal mediation to
a mediator selected mutually by the parties. The expenses of such mediation shall be
shared equally between the parties. If the dispute is not or cannot be resolved by
mediation, the parties may mutually agree (but only as to those issues of the matter not
resolved by mediation) to submit their dispute to arbitration. Before commencement of
the arbitration, the parties may elect to have the arbitration proceed on an informal basis;
however, if the parties are unable so to agree, then the arbitration shall be conducted in
accordance with the rules of the American Arbitration Association. The decision of the
arbitrator shall be binding, unless within thirty days after issuance of the arbitrator's
written decision, any party files an action in court. Venue and jurisdiction for any such
action between the parties shall lie in the Superior Court for the County of Monterey.
20. Compliance With Laws.
(a) Each party's performance hereunder shall comply with all applicable laws of
the United States of America, the State of California and the City including but not
limited to laws regarding health and safety, labor and employment, wage and hours and
licensing laws which affect employees. This Agreement shall be governed by, enforced
and interpreted under the laws of the State of California. Contractor shall comply with
new, amended or revised laws, regulations or procedures that apply to the performance of
this Agreement.
(b) If the Project is a "public work," or prevailing wages are otherwise required,
Contractor shall comply with all provision of California Labor Code section 1720 et seq.,
as applicable, and laws dealing with prevailing wages, apprentices and hours of work.
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(c) Contractor represents that it has obtained and presently holds all permits and
licenses necessary for performance hereunder, including a Business License required by
the City's Business License Ordinance. For the term covered by this Agreement, the
Contractor shall maintain or obtain as necessary, such permits and licenses and shall not
allow them to lapse, be revoked or suspended.
21. Assignment or Transfer. This Agreement or any interest herein may not be
assigned, hypothecated or transferred, either directly or by operation of law, without the
prior written consent of the City. Any attempt to do so shall be null and void, and any
assignees, hypothecates or transferees shall acquire no right or interest by reason of such
attempted assignment, hypothecation or transfer.
22. Notices. All notices required or permitted to be given under this Agreement shall
be in writing and shall be personally delivered, sent by facsimile ("fax") or certified mail,
postage prepaid with return receipt requested, addressed as follows:
To City:
To Contractor:
City Manager
City of Marina City Hall
211 Hillcrest Avenue
Marina, California 93933
Fax: (831) 384-9148
Bill Henry
Office Director
SWCA Environmental Consultants
1422 Monterey Street, Suite C200
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Fax (805) 543-2367
Notice shall be deemed effective on the date personally delivered or transmitted by
facsimile or, if mailed, three days after deposit in the custody of the U.S. Postal Service.
A copy of any notice sent as provided herein shall also be delivered to the Project
Administrator and Project Manager.
23. Amendments, Changes or Modifications. This Agreement is not subject to
amendment, ch<mge or modification except by a writing signed by the authorized
representatives of City and Contractor.
24. Force Majeure. Notwithstanding any other provisions hereof, neither Contractor
nor City shall be held responsible or liable for failure to meet their respective obligations
under this Agreement if such failure shall be due to causes beyond Contractor's or the
City's control. Such causes include but are not limited to: strike, fire, flood, civil
disorder, act of God or of the public enemy, act of the federal government, or any unit of
state of local government in either sovereign or contractual capacity, epidemic,
quarantine restriction, or delay in transportation to the extent that they are not caused by
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the party's willful or negligent acts or omissions, and to the extent that they are beyond
the party's reasonable control.
25. Attorney's Fees. In the event of any controversy, claim or dispute relating to this
Agreement, or the breach thereof, the prevailing party shall be entitled to recover from
the losing party reasonable expenses, attorney's fees and costs.
26. Successors and Assigns. All of the terms, conditions and provisions of this
Agreement shall apply to and bind the respective heirs, executors, administrators,
successors, and assigns of the parties. Nothing in this paragraph is intended to affect the
limitation on assigrnnent.
27. Authority to Enter Agreement. Contractor has all requisite power and authority
to conduct its business and to execute, deliver and perform the Agreement. Each party
warrants that the individuals. who have signed this Agreement have the legal power, right
and authority to make this Agreement and bind each respective party.
28. \Vaiver. A ~ v a i v e r of a default of a..qy term of this ,Agreement shall not he
construed as a waiver of any succeeding default or as a waiver of the provision itself. A
party's performance after the other party's default shall not be construed as a waiver of
that default.
29. Severability. Should any portion of this Agreement be determined to be void or
unenforceable, such shall be severed from the whole and the Agreement will continue as
modified.
30. Construction, References, Captions. Since the parties or their agents have
participated fully in the preparation of this Agreement, the language of this Agreement
shall be construed simply, according to its fair meaning, and not strictly for or against any
party. Any term referencing time, days or period for performance shall be deemed
calendar days and not workdays. The captions of the various sections are for convenience
and ease of reference only, and do not define, limit, augment or describe the scope,
content or intent of this Agreement.
31. Advice of Counsel. The parties agree that they are aware that they have the right
to be advised by counsel with respect to the negotiations, terms and conditions of this
Agreement, and that the decision of whether or not to seek the advice of counsel with
respect to this Agreement is a decision which is the sole responsibility of each of the
parties hereto. This Agreement shall not be construed in favor or against either party by
reason of the extent to which each party participated in the drafting of this Agreement.
32. Counterparts. This Agreement may be signed in counterparts, each of which
shall constitute an original.
33. Time. Time is of the essence in this contract.
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34. Entire Agreement. This Agreement contains the entire agreement of the parties
with respect to the matters as set forth in this Agreement, and no other agreement,
statement or promise made by or to any party or by or to any employee, officer or agent
of any party, which is not contained in this Agreement shall be binding or valid.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, Contractor and the City by their duly authorized
representatives, have executed this Agreement, on the date first set forth above, at
Marina, California.
CITY OF MARINA

By:
Name:
CONTRACTOR I
By: h:) 4----
Name: m;
Its: Its: Office Director
Date: Date: <&- '2..7- \:;,
Attest: Pursuant to Resolution No. 2013-16
By:
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CALIFORNIA AMERICAN WATER
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Prepared by:
SWCA ENVIRONMENTAL CONSULTANTS
1422 Monterey Street, Suite C200
San luis Obispo, CA 93401
JULY 23, 2013
Prepared for:
CITY OF MARINA
Community Development Department
209 Cypress Avenue
Marina, CA 93933
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1422 MontenyStreef, Suite C200
Son Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Tel 005.543.7095 Fox 805.5.43-.2367
Theresa Szymanis, AICP, Planning Services Manager
Community Development Department
City of Marina
209 Cypress Avenue
Marina, CA 93933
Emailed to: tszymanis@ci.marino.ca. us
SUBJECT: Revised Proposal to Prepare an Initial Study for the California American Water Temporary
Slant Test Well Project (SWCA No. P26292)
Dear Ms. Szymanis:
Please find attached our revised proposal to prepare an Initial Study {JS) for the California American Water
T emporory Slant Test Well Project. We have revised our scope of work and cost estimate based on our
phone conversation on Friday[ July 19 r 2013 and our understanding of the level of agency/organization
coordination that will be required for the proiect.
We look forward to working with the City in preparing this IS. If you have any questions regarding the
revised scope of work or cost estimate[ please feel free to contact me at (805) 543-7095[ extension 6804,
or via email at bhenry@swca.com. Alternatively, you can contact Emily Creel at extension 6814, or
ecreel@swca.com. We are always willing to work with you regarding the scope of work and cost estimate.
Sincerely,
Bill Henry, AICP
Office Director
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TEMPORARYSLANTTESTWELL PROJECT
Prepared for:
Theresa Szymanis, AICP
Planning Services Manager
Community Development Department
City of Marina
209 Cypress Avenue
Marina, California 93933
Prepared by:
SWCA Environmental Consultants
1422 Monterey Street, Suite C200
San luis Obispo, California 93401
July 23, 2013
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SECTION A. INTRODUCTION .......................................................... 1
1. lntroduclion to the ProiedTeam ............................................................... 1
a. SWCA Environmental Consultants ................................................ 1
b. Sea Engineering, lnc. .................................................................... 2
SECTION B. PROJECT APPROACH AND TEAM MEMBERS .................... 3
1. Proied Approach ...................................................................................... 3
a. Preparation of Proiect Description ............................................... .4
b. Preliminary Agency Consultation ................................................. .4
c. Peer Review of the Applicant-Prepared Technical Studies ........... .4
d. Site Visit and Proiec!Team Meeting ............................................. .4
e. Preparation of Initial Study ........................................................... 5
2. ProiedTeam ............................................................................................ 6
a. SWCA ........................................................................................... 6
b. Sea Engineering, lnc ..................................................................... 9
SECTION C. COST ESTIMATE.. ....................................................... 10
SECTION D. PROJECT SCHEDULE .................................................. 11
SECTION E. PROJECT EXPERIENCE ................................................ 12
1. SWCA Relevant Proieds .......................................................................... 12
a. Grover Beach Lodge and Conference Center EIR ...................... 12
b. Grover Beach Land Use ElementandMasterEIR. ...................... 13
c. Fiscalini Ranch Preserve Master EIR ............................................ 14
d. Morro Bay to Cayucos Connector Path EIR ................................ 15
e. Monterey Peninsula Airport Proiects ........................................... 16
f. Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission
Proieds ........................................................................................ 17
g. US 1 01/San Juan Road Interchange Proied Biological
Monitoring .................................................................................. 18
h. North Fort Bragg Coastal Trail EIR/EA ....................................... 19
1. City of Soledad Downtown Specific Plan EIR .............................. 20
I State Route 156 West Corridor Proiect Biological
Mapping and Least Bell's Vireo Survey ....................................... 21
k. Whitehead-Miller Property Wetland Delineation ........................ 21
I. Vandenberg Air Force Base Bird/Wildlife Aircraft Strike
Hazard Program Assistance ........................................................ 22
m. County of San Luis Obispo Environmental and Resource
Management Division On-Call Contract .................................... 22
n. County of San Luis Obispo Department of Public Works
On-Call Contract. ....................................................................... 23
2. Sea Engineering, Inc . .............................................................................. 23
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a. Moss Landing and Elkhorn Slough Wetland Multi-
Discipline Engineering and Consulting ...................................... 23
b. Tsunami Structural Damage Evaluation and Design ................. 24
c. Shoreline Structural Damage Evaluation and Design ................ 24
d. Prediction of Optical Variability in Dynamic Nearshore
Environments .............................................................................. 25
e. San Francisco Scour and Sediment Mobilization Risk
Assessment ................................................................................. 26
f. Loch Lomond Reservoir Marine Geophysical Survey ................. 26
g. Santa Cruz Scour and Sediment Mobilization Risk
Assessment ............................................................................... ,. 26
h. Honolulu City Beach and Parks Erosion Study ........................... 27
SECTION F. REFERENCES ............................................................. 28
Table 1 . SWCA Client References ........................................................................ 2 8
Attachment 1. Proiect Team Resumes
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SWCA Environmental Consultants (SWCA) IS pleased to submit the following
qualifications, project approach, cost estimate, and project schedule to the City of
Marina {City) in response to the request for a quote for preparation of an Initial Study
lor the California American Water Temporary Slant Test Well Proied (proiect).
SWCA is confident that our extensive experience providing environmental planning
services to public entities throughout the Central Coast and Monterey Bay qualifies our
firm lor the services requested by the Ciiy. SWCA would be proud to provide the Ciiy
with responsive, quality, and cost-effective environmental services. Our staff is well-
recognized by past clients, resource agencies, and local public agency staff in providing
sound decision-making and maintaining clear and effective communication during all
projects with which we are involved. We are committed to providing the highest quality
of to the City.
1. Introduction to the Proiect Team
a. SWCA Environmental Consultants
SWCA is an employee-owned company, specializing rn environmental s
planning (i.e., California Environmental Qualiiy Act [CEQA] and National '
Environmental Policy Act [NEPA] services), regulatory compliance, natural J
and cultural resources, and geographic information services. Since 1981,
SWCA has grown into a large business with more than 750 employees
and 27 offices throughout the United States and Guam, including three offices in
California. SWCA maintains a fully-staffed office in San Luis Obispo, consisting of an
office director, four environmental planners, eight biologists, two archaeologists, a
geographic information systems (GIS) specialist, a technical editor, and an
administrative assistant.
Established in 1984, SWCA's San Luis Obispo
office has provided environmental planning
services for local, state and private projects for
almost 30 years, with a primary expertise in
providing a lull range of CEQA and NEPA
services. SWCA excels at preparing objective,
technically sound, legally defensible, and clearly
written environmental documents to enable agency
approval and speedy implementation of projects.
Our staff has extensive experience with CEQA
review and the permitting process, and understands the unique circumstances and
interests that can affect an agency's approach to environmental review. SWCA has
completed hundreds of documents in support of every phase of the CEQA process,
including project application packages, seeping and public outreach materials, Initial
Studies (ISs), Categorical Exemptions, Negative Declarations (NDs), Mitigated Negative
Declarations (MNDs), Environmental Impact Reports (EIRs), technical reporis and
assessments, required noiicing documents, Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting
Programs, CEQA findings, public hearing materials, and permitting applicaTion
packages.
SWCA professionals have managed, wriften, and produced CEQA documentation for
projects of all sizes and types, including multi-iurisdictional projects within sensitive
coastal zone areas (original and appealable). Recent successful coastal zone CEQA
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proiects include the Fiscalini Ranch Preserve Master EIR, Grover Beach Lodge and
Conference Center EIR, and Morro Bay to Cayucos Connector Path EIR in San Luis
Obispo County, and the North Fort Bragg Coastal Trail EIR/Environmental Assessment
in Mendocino Couniy. These proiects included substantial coordination with multiple
local, state and federal agencies and extensive review of coastal policies and Local
Coastal Plan standards. SWCA's San Luis Obispo staff is also capable of
comprehensively administering the environmental review process for agencies needing
additional staff resources, including conducting seeping and completing noticing, staff
reports, findings, and resolutions.
The quality of SWCA's environmental documents has been recognized by the industry
over the years through four Association of Environmental Professionals "Outstanding
Environmental Document" awards. The San Luis Obispo office was awarded the
Certificate for an Outstanding Environmental Document for the Area 9 (Los Osos)
Wastewater Treatment Facilities Draft EIR in 1987. ln 2002, SWCA received the award
for Outstanding Environmental Analysis Document for the MFS Globenet
Corp/WorldCom Network Services Fiber Optic Cable Project Final EIR. Most recently,
SWCA won the 2009 award for Outstanding Environmental Analysis Document -
50,000 or Less Population for the Halcyon Rood Proiects Moster EIR, and a Merit Award
for Outstanding Environment Document for the Grover Beach Land Use Element Update
and I::IR in :!0 I 0.
b. Sea Engineering, Inc.
Sea Engineering, Inc. (SEl) was founded in Hawaii in 1973 and provides
environmental, ocean and coastal engineering, and marine construction
consulting services to private and government clients throughout the
United States and worldwide. SE! offices ore located in Santa Cruz and
Santa Barbaro, California; in Honolulu and Waimanalo, Hawaii; and in
Portland, Oregon. Stoff is comprised of Ph.D. and M.S. level engineers
and scientists with expert knowledge in oceanographic studies involving
the measurement and analysis of beach morphology, wave mechanics, river and ocean
currents, sediment characteristics (contaminant fate and transport, shear strength,
erosion rate, particle size analysis), and water quality properties (turbidity, temperature,
salinity); numerical modeling of waves, currents, circulation, analysis of ocean and
coastal water optical properties; marine hydrographic and geophysical surveys (seafloor
surface and sub-bottom surveys); and sediment transport analysis and coastal shoreline
protection evaluation, engineering and design.
SEI personnel are familiar with many aspects of laboratory and field data collection,
including acoustic, optical, mechanical/ and electromagnetic methods. SEI's coastal
engineering expertise includes structural damage and performance evaluation (e.g.,
jetties and breakwaters)r structural analysis and design, beach nourishment projects,
and shoreline protection (revetment and dune restoration) and rehabilitation projects.
Our engineers have decades of experience analyzing nearshore and estuarine
processes and correlating them to sediment and shoreline morphology. SEJ's sediment
transport capabilities ore comprised of a staff with over 40 years combined experience
in state-of-the-science instrumentation, analysis, and modeling techniques and includes
a full suite of in-house instrumentation and personnel to conduct all aspects of field and
modeling studies. Furthermore, our familiarity with hydrographic and geophysical
surveying data collection, techniques, and results provides us with the unique capability
of offering comprehensive in-house project completion ability (start to finish). The SEI
key personnel included in the project team hove been successfully completing proiects of
the same nature for over three decades.
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SEI personnel have completed projects in all environmenis from deep-water, open
ocean sites to near-shore and inshore locations. In addition, SEI personnel have
contributed technical studies and expertise that have been used in the preparation of
CEQA documenis such as MNDs and EIRs. Past proiecis include coastal shoreline
protection and erosion control projects (e.g., jetties, revetments, beach nourishment,
dune rehabilitation) evaluation and design, sediment and contaminant transport
measurement and modeling investigations
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dredging monitoring and support;
oceanographic measurements and analyses; coastal processes investigations;
hydrographic and geophysical surveys for structural analysis, to monitor morphology
and identify hazards; and planning and design for harbors and port facilities. In
addition, to support many of these projects, SEI employs commercial divers and diver
engineers (PE-divers) for routine underwater construction and inspection.
Personnel at SEI also remain active in the scientific and engineering community by
donating time to academic research and assisting in the development of innovative tools
and techniques in ocean and environmental engineering. Currently, research activities
are underway with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), U.S. Minerals
Management Service, Universiiy of California, Santa Barbara, and Sandia National
Laboratories. The continued research and development helps to ensure SEI continues to
offer clients specialized expertise in all aquatic arenas.
1. Project Approach
SWCA's typical approach to the CEQA process is based on the following guiding
principle: preparing a legally defensible, abiective, and clearly written document that
meets the requirements of CEQA and the specific needs of the lead, responsible, and
trustee agencies. SWCA staff implements this approach by maintaining an up-to-date
understanding of the latest interpretaiions of CEQA and the CEQA Guidelines by
attending workshops and conferences, teaching workshops and- dasses, and reviewing
the latest case law. SWCA's knowledge of the most recent guidance relevant to the
preparation of CEQA documents (whether a Categorical Exempiion [CE], ND, MND, or
EIR), and familiarity with the different circumstances that arise during the CEQA process
(including timing, budget, public controversy, multi-agency coordination, political
interests, etc.) allows SWCA to easily conceptualize the different interests at play during
a particular project, and develop the best strategy for proceeding in consultation with
the lead agency.
SWCA's proiect manager will work with City staff to develop a plan for ensuring
development and maintenance of a proper administrative record and transparent
administrative process. We wi!l respond to emails and phone calls within the same day
received, and are always available for meetings and teleconferences. Although we have
a structured and systematic approach to implementing CEQA, we recognize that there is
a great need to be flexible as each proiect has its own unique circumstances that can
affect the necessary approach to the CEQA process.
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a. Preparation of Project Description
The first task in preparing an Initial Study for the project is development of a detailed,
comprehensive project description. SWCA recognizes that the project applicant has
provided a substantial amount of information in their application package, including a
detailed project description. SWCA, with assistance from Sea Engineering, Inc., will
review the existing project description for completeness and accuracy, and will confirm
a!! necessary project components are included to ensure a thorough assessment of
potential project-related environmental impacts.
b. Preliminary Agency Consultation
SWCA will prepare agency referral packages, including a brief project description and
project location map, and make a written request for preliminary agency
comments/conditions to be incorporated into the Initial Study analysis. SWCA will work
with the Cily of Morino and the proiect applicant to develop a list of potentially
interested agencies, to which the referral packages will be delivered. SWCA will follow
up with interested agencies to facilitate information gathering and will be available to
respond to questions, respond to requests for additional information, and participate in
meetings, if requested by any agency or organization.
c. Peer Review of the Applicant-Prepared Technical Studies
SWCA will conduct an independent review of the technical studies provided by the
applicant in support of their application package, including the:
Biological Assessment
T echnica! Memorandum supporting the Biological Resources Assessment
Cultural Resources Assessment
Each of these studies will be reviewed by a technical expert who is familiar with
preparing similar reports and incorporating them into environmental documents. It is
our understanding that the City of Marina's biological consultant has already conducted
a comprehensive independent review of the biological reports. Therefore, our process
will be limited to a cursory-level secondary review of the reports and the comments and
recommendations previously made by the City. The findings of the reports and the
City's review will be confirmed, and the information will be incorporated into the Initial
Study.
The revised Cultural Resource Report will be comprehensively reviewed for adequacy
and correctness by SWCA archaeologist, Leroy Laurie. A memorandum-style Peer
Review Report will be prepared detailing the findings of the review, and recommending
revisions or corrections to the report, as necessary. SWCA will work with the City and
the proied applicant to make any necessary corrections to" or clarifications in the
Cultural Resources Assessment. Once deemed adequate, the findings of the Cultural
Resources Assessment will be summarized and incorporated into the Initial Study.
d. Site Visit and Project Team Meeting
Our proposed scope of work includes one site visit, which we assume will be arranged
by the Cily and/or proiect applicant. Our proiect team will also be available for one
proiect team meeting, via conference call, with the City, proiect applicant and the
applicant's consultants (as appropriate) to discuss the proiect's history and planning and
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consulting activities that have occurred to. date. SWCA assumes that the applicant, or its
agent, will prepare a meeting itinerary and any other necessary materials.
e. Preparation of Initial Study
SWCA will complete an IS checklist pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Section 15063, using
the City's preferred template. The purpose of the IS will be to determine if .the project
may have a significant effect on the environment and provide the City with information
to use as the basis for deciding whether to issue a Categorical Exemption, prepare a
(M)ND, or prepare an EIR for the project.
Pursuant to Section 15063(d) and (f) of the CEQA Guidelines and our conversations
with the City, the Initial Study will include:
A description of the project, including the location of the project.
An identification of the environmental setting.
An identification of environmental effects by use of a checklist. SWCA will utilize
the checklist provided in Appendix G of the CEQA Guidelines and modify it, as
necessary, to meet the City's needs. The entries on the checklist will be
adequately explained to show the evidence relied on to make the entry.
A summary of the findings of the technical studies provided by the applicant, as
well as an independent assessment of potentia! biological and cultural impacts.
An analysis of any relevant topics identified through preliminary consultation
with potential local and responsible agencies regarding their initial evaluations
of the proposed project.
A discussion of the ways to minimize the significant effects identified, if any. The
IS will include a generalized narrative of miTigation options. No specific
mitigation measures would be formulated, and no quantification of the resulting
minimization of effects would be performed.
An examination of whether the proiect would be. consistent with existing zoning,
plans, and other applicable land use controls, including the Monterey Bay
National marine Sanctuary's Guidelines for Desalination Plants in the Monterey
Bay Notional Morine Sanctuary. This analysis would be included within each
resource. area section of the checklist, as appropriate.
The IS will include appropriate graphics and technical reports will be included as
appendices. This task includes one round of review by the City.
One copy of the Administrative Draft IS will be delivered electronically via email. Fiv-e
copies of the Final IS will be delivered electronically on a compact disc (CD). Should the
City request additional copies, SWCA can easily prepare these as well.
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2. Proiect Team
SWCA's team proposed for this project is experienced with CEQA and has specialized
expertise with the various environmental topics that are likely to be significant in the
Initial Study analysis. SWCA's project management team will ensure that quality
products are produced on time and within budget. Below are the qualifications for the
project team; resumes ore included as Attachment 1.
a. SWCA
Proiect Manager
Emily Cree I,J D, En vi ronm enta I PI an ner
Emily Creel will serve as the Project Manager and will be the
primary contact with the City. Ms. Creel is a project manager
and environmental planner in SWCA's Son Luis Obispo office.
She has a specialized background in environmental, water,
land use, and property low, and has more than 7 years of
environmental law experience. Ms. Creel received her
Doctorate of Jurisprudence in 2005 and is well versed in state
ond federCJi Rnvironmental laws and regulations, lhe
administrative process, and local county and municipal codes. She is proficient in
researching and analyzing the formulation and interpretation of reliable legal
precedence through common law court decisions and any resulting referencing authority
of such decisions. She has analyzed EJRs for compliance with relevant federal, state, and
local laws and has advised developers and property owners of their legal rights and
responsibilities under the environmental legal framework. Her varied experience and
critical thinking skills have given her the ability to handle complex environmental and
legal issues.
Proied Director
Bill Henry, AI CP, M. C.R.P., Office Director
Mr. Henry will provide QNQC and be available an an as-
needed basis in an advisory capacity to assist the SWCA projed
team should any uniquely challenging issues arise during
preparation of the environmental documents. As Office
Director, Mr. Henry has been preparing environmental
documents in California and San Luis Obispo County since
1988. Mr. retains a diverse workload by working directly
on the preparation and management of a wide array of
environmental documents and projects fn addition to
performing management responsibilities that include client liaison, agency liaison,
preparation of project budgets, administration and review of contracts, staff and project
planning, and quality control for projects under his direction. Mr. Henry has managed
or prepared several hundred environmental documents throughout the Central Coast
region and all of California. This experience includes preparation, coordination, and
processing of a wide variety of environmental documents, monitoring plans,
revegetation plans, technical reports, resource agency permits, and resource protection
and conservation studies.
Mr. Henry serves as a project manager, on behalf of the County of Son Luis
Obispo, for the Guadalupe Dunes Remediation proiect, as well as the project manager,
on behalf of both the City and County of San Luis Obispo, on the Chevron Tank Farm
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Remediation and Development Proiect EJR. Both of these projects are multi-disciplinary
as well as multi-agency efforts which include coordination and interaction with the
United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), U.S. Fish and Wildlife (USFWS),
California Deportment of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW), California Deportment of
Transportation (Caltrans}, California Department of Toxic Substances Control, Regional
Water Quality Control Boord (RWQCB), Airport Land Use Commissions, Native
American groups, and local advisory committees.
Senior Environmental Planner
Shawna Scott, B.S., Planning Team Lead
Ms. Scott is a Senior Planner and Planning T earn Leader in
SWCA's San Luis Obispo office. She specializes in
implementing lead agency responsibilities under CEQA and
NEPA managing project teams, and writing environmental
documents. Ms. Scott has over 12 years of experience in land
use and environmental planning within the California
Coastal Zone, and has prepared several types of documents
including EIRs, MNDs, Expanded ISs, preliminary
environmental analysis reports, environmental constraints
and opportunities analysis reports, Local Coastal Plan/Coastal Ad policy analysis, staff
reports, and findings. ln addition, Ms. Scott's responsibilities include schedule and
budget management, coordination with Lead Agency staff, consultation with federal,
state and local agencies, assistance with Lead Agency correspondence to applicants,
agencies and interested parties, facilitation and support during in-house and public
meetings, responses to comments, preparation of conditions and findings, and
presentation at public hearings. Ms. Scott's extensive public and private project
experience includes: general plan and ordinance amendments; urban and rural land
development; restoration projects; recreational facilities; open space management;
wineries; energy generation and transmission; telecommunications, and fiber optic
facilities and infrastructure; wastewater treatment, storage, and disposal; and, road and
bridge improvements.
Biological Resources
Travis Belt, B.S., Senior Biologist
Mr. Belt has 1 0 years of experience with natural resources
management, in both California and Hawaii. He has
substantive experience working within coastal areas with known
occurrences of western snowy plover, and has identified
suitable habitat areas for this species, and identified and
mitigated potentia! project-related impacts to the species and
its habitat. Relevant projects include pre-construction and
nesting bird surveys and monitoring .of the Oceano Sewer
Repair Project, which required a detour of beachfront
residential traffic onto the Oceano dune complex, and the Morro Bay to Cayucos
Connector Path EIR, which proposed a 4-mile-long Class I bike/pedestrian path through
coastal scrub, central coast riparian scrub, coastal and valley freshwater marsh, central
foredunes, and sandy beach habitats, through areas of known occurrences of western
snowy plover and numerous other sensitive species.
He regularly conducts special-status species surveys and habitat mapping, prepares
biological reports, performs compliance monitoring, and prepares Wildlife Hazard
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Assessments (WHAs). Mr. Belt has designed and conducted special-status species survey
programs that focused on utilizing global positioning technology to map endangered
species habitat and population boundaries. Such surveys included detailed mapping of
habitat boundaries within Iorge survey areas (1 OOO+ocres) and identifying point
locations of individual protected species. He has produced reports detailing methods
and findings of surveys, and outlining potential impacts and mitigation requirements for
proposed projects. Mr. Be!t has conducted biological monitoring activities for sensitive
species research programs and construction-related projects. He has implemented
population viability analysis of endangered plant species in conservation areas, and
participated in the capture and relocation of protected species from construction sites.
Cultural Resources
Leroy Lourie, B.S., Cultural Resources Specialist
Mr. Laurie is an archaeologist with over 12 years of cultural
resource project experience throughout California and Nevada.
He has conducted work in a variety of cultural and geographic
regions, including, but not limited to, the Sierra Nevada, Great
Basin, San Joaquin Valley, Central and Coast Ranges, Mojave
and Sonoran Deserts, San Francisco Bay area, and Yosemite
Valley. In addit1on to the organization and execution of field
projects, he has been the primary or contributing author to
several planning level documents for large- and small-scale projects.
Mr. Laurie has worked on a variety of cultural resources studies and has helped manage
and implement several Phase I and Extended Phase I archaeological studies. He has
authored or co-authored numerous technical reports and cultural resources sections for
Environmental Impact Reports, Environmental Assessments, and Initial Studies. Mr.
Laurie has technical experience in archaeological fieldwork, laboratory analyses,
archaeological testing plans, and graphics and mapping. He has been the primary
point of contact for Native American coordination for CEQA and National Historic
Preservation Act Section 1 06 compliant projects.
GIS I Data Management
Adriano Neal, M.C.R.P., GIS/CADD Specialist
Ms. Neal will provide GIS management and prepare the
graphics for the project deliverab!es. Ms. Neal has over 5 years
of experience working with GIS and CADD in the fields of land
use and natural resources planning. She has managed graphics
and document preparation for a variety of land use and
environmental planning projects. Ms. Neal's work experience
has included utilizing a combination of G\Sr CADD, and the
Adobe Suite to create attractive, informative graphics ranging
from technical maps for environmental studies to information
graphics and data visualization for economic reports. !n 2011, Ms. Neal was hired as
adiunct faculty by California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. She taught
CRP 512, lntro to Visual Communication, an introductory course on the basics of
CADD, GIS, and the Adobe Suite.
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Technical Editing and Document Compilation
Jaimie Jones, Technical Editor
Ms. Jones will conduct the technical review of the Initial Study as
well as document compilation for all de!iverables. Ms. Jones has
9 years of professional experience in environmental planning
with an emphasis on environmental document coordination and
preparation. As Technical Editor for the San Luis Obispo office,
Ms. Jones has overseen document quality control, consistency,
and compilation of more than 300 environmental reports,
including EIRs, MNDs, and a variety of natural and cultural
resource studies.
b. Sea Engineering, Inc.
Craig Jones, Ph.D., Senior Ocean Engineer- Santa Cruz
Mr. Jones is a r.mtional!y recognized expert in the field
measurement and analysis of hydrodynamic and sediment
transport processes in coastal, estuarine, riverine, and
lacustrine environments. Over the past 1 5 years, he has worked
closely as project manager and technical lead with federal,
sfate, and local regulatory agencies in the analysis ancl solution
of aquatic problems at numerous sites nationwide, with a
particular emphasis on dredging and environmental projects. !n
addition, he continues to lead development efforts for state-of-
the-science hydrodynamic and sediment measurement techniques in aquatic
environments (e.g., SEDFiume). Mr. Jones stays active in the scientific and engineering
communities by conTinuing basic research, regularly parlicipating in technical reviews,
and teaching in workshops. With his wide range of experience, he has the technical
background and management experience to act as senior engineer to provide insight
and recommendations to meet the project's objectives.
Ken Israel, M.S., Vice President- Santa Cruz
Mr. Israel earned his M.S. degree at Son Jose State University
and has continued to work in California, and nationwide, for
over 15 years. During his time at the university, he managed a
coastal geology and sediment transport research program for
Caltrans with the goal of assessing two manipulated coastal
landslides and evaluating their impacts. Recently, Mr. Israel has
worked in engineering consulting geared towards impacts due
to erosion or deposition of marine sediments. His work
experience includes beach process studies, sediment transport
studies, physical oceanographic studies, dredge dump and aggregate borrow site
analysis, and coastal landslide geologic studies. His experience in implementing
geophysical surveys (e.g. sub-bottom profiling, seismic reflection, magnetometer
surveys, side scan sonar, etc.) provides invaluable expertise when evaluating previously
conducted geophysical surveys. Mr. Israel is currently managing the mainland U.S.
division of SEl, including several marine and environmental engineering and consulting
projects nationwide.
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schedule includes a 30-day agency referral period and one round of City review of the
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Project Name: Marina- Cal Am Slant Test Well IS
Client: City of Marina
SWCA Project Manager: Emily Creel
SERVICE: GREEMENT CHANGE ORDER
San Luis Obispo Office
1422 Monterey Street, C200
San Luis Obispo, California 93401
Tel 805.543.7095 Fax 805.543.2367
Tax I. D. Number 860483317
Project Number: 26292
Date: September 16, 2013
The purpose of this Change Order is to reflect certain modifications to the contract for services ("Agreement") entered into
between SWCA, Incorporated ("SWCA") and the client identified above ("Client") pursuant to which SWCA agreed to
provide certain services to Client. SWCA and Client agree to the following modifications:
Changes in Scope of SWCA Services: The following describes any changes in the scope of services to be provided by
SWCA: [describe any additional services, reductions in scope or other modifications]
Additional project site visit attended by Emily Creel, Shawna Scott and Travis Belt.
Changes in Fees for SWCA Services: The following describes any changes in the amount of fees payable to SWCA:
[describe any additional fees, reductions or other modifications; describe whether additional fees are to be billable as
provided in original contract or on another basis (e.g., fixed fee or time and materials)]
Additional fees in the amount of $3,047 payable to SWCA for completion of the scope described above. A detailed
budget is attached. All amounts are to be billed as provided in original Agreement for Planning Consulting Services.
Changes in SWCA Cost Reimbursement: The following describes any changes in costs reimbursable to SWCA:
[describe any changes in the nature or amount of reimbursable costs]
The total additional fee listed above includes additional travel expenses in the amount of $173 incurred completing the
scope described above. These amounts are reflected in the attached budget.
Changes in Payment Terms: The following describes any changes in payment terms for fees and costs payable to
SWCA: [indicate whether payment terms are same as original contract or whether payment terms are being modified]
Same as in original contract.
Other Changes: The following describes any other changes in the terms of the Agreement: [describe any other
significant changes such as changes in estimated completion date]
None.
Except as modified by this Change Order, the terms of the Agreement shall remain in full force and effect. This Change
Order is hereby incorporated into the Agreement.
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Client: City of Marina
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October 31, 2013
Theresa Szymanis, AICP, Planning Services Manager
Community Development Department
City of Marina
211 Hillcrest Avenue
Marina, CA 93933
Emailed to: tszymanis@ci.marina.ca.us
SUBJECT: Amendment #1 to Contract for Environmental Planning Services Proposal to Prepare
Recommended Technical Studies for Environmental Review of the Proposed California
American Water Temporary Slant Test Well Project (SWCA No. P27925)
Dear Ms. Szymanis:
SWCA Environmental Consultants (SWCA) is pleased to submit our proposal to prepare a set of
recommended technical reports to support the City of Marinas environmental review of the proposed
California American Water (Cal Am) Temporary Slant Test Well Project (project) per the requirements of the
California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).
The technical reports identified in the following proposed scope of work were identified in the Initial Study
prepared for the project (SWCA October 2013) as necessary to adequately determine the extent of
environmental impacts that would occur as a result of the project. The SWCA team will be led by Emily
Creel, a project manager and attorney with 7 years of experience in environmental law and planning.
As we have previously indicated in discussions with the City, there are a number of unknown variables that
could significantly affect the ultimate scope, cost and/or timeline of the identified technical studies.
However, in an effort to proceed as expeditiously as possible, we have prepared the attached scope of
work and budget that represents what we believe to be the maximum amount necessary for completion of
the proposed tasks. In completing the proposed scope of work, SWCA will look for feasible ways to reduce
costs and condense the project schedule, including utilization of existing studies and materials to the extent
applicable information exists and is made available, and consultation with responsible agencies to identify
and tailor the scope of environmental review.
SWCA looks forward to assisting the City in refining and completing the proposed scope of work. If you
have any questions regarding the attached scope of work or cost estimate, please feel free to contact me at
(805) 543-7095, extension 6804, or via email at bhenry@swca.com, or Ms. Creel at extension 6814, or
ecreel@swca.com. We are always willing to work with you regarding the scope of work and cost estimate.
Sincerely,

Bill Henry, AICP
Office Director
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AMENDMENT #1 TO CONTRACT FOR
ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING SERVICES
Proposal to Prepare
Technical Studies in Review of the
CALIFORNIA AMERICAN WATER
TEMPORARY SLANT TEST WELL PROJECT
Prepared for:
Theresa Szymanis, AICP
Planning Services Manager
Community Development Department
City of Marina
211 Hillcrest Avenue
Marina, California 93933
Prepared by:
SWCA Environmental Consultants
1422 Monterey Street, Suite C200
San Luis Obispo, California 93401
October 31, 2013

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
SECTION A. INTRODUCTION ................................................................. 3
SECTION B. PROPOSED SCOPE OF WORK ............................................. 3
1. Project Management ........................................................................... 3
2. Preparation of Technical Studies .......................................................... 3
a. Project-Specific Habitat Evaluation Report ................................. 4
b. Essential Fish Habitat Assessment ............................................. 4
c. Archaeological Peer Review of the Applicant-Prepared
Cultural Resources Assessment (BCR Consulting LLC
2013) ..................................................................................... 5
d. Historic Architectural Evaluation ............................................... 5
e. Project-Specific Geotechnical Report ......................................... 6
f. Coastal Hazard and Wave Run-up Study .................................. 7
SECTION C. COST ESTIMATE ................................................................. 7


TABLES
Table 1. Cost Estimate .................................................................................... 7


ATTACHMENTS
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SECTION A. INTRODUCTION
SWCA Environmental Consultants (SWCA) is pleased to submit the following scope of
work and cost estimate to the City of Marina (City) in response to the request for a quote
for preparation of various technical studies necessary for environmental review of the
California American Water Temporary Slant Test Well Project (project) under the
California Environmental Quality Control Act (CEQA).

SECTION B. PROPOSED SCOPE OF WORK
1. Project Management
In addition to management of SWCA technical staff and subconsultants, SWCA project
management will include coordination/correspondence with the City and other
regulatory agencies. The SWCA project manager and necessary team members will be
available to attend requested stakeholder meetings involving the City, other regulatory
staff, the applicant and/or applicants consultants, and/or other various stakeholders for
project coordination/consultation, and to provide status updates on completion of the
technical studies. It is assumed that participation in these meetings would primarily be
via teleconferencing to help reduce costs and travel time.
SWCA Project Manager Emily Creel will serve as the environmental project manager for
the proposed project, and San Luis Obispo Planning Team Leader Shawna Scott will
provide assistance to Ms. Creel and Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC).
SWCA has also teamed with GeoSoils, Inc. (GSI) and Sea Engineering, Inc. (SEI) for the
geotechnical scope of work that would be required for the project. Project team resumes
have been included in Attachment 1.
2. Preparation of Technical Studies
The following technical studies were identified in the CEQA Initial Study prepared for the
project (SWCA October 2013) as necessary to adequately assess the potential impacts
of the project on the environment. At the time of preparation of this scope of work, the
extent of the applicants previously-developed studies and information assessing the
potential impacts identified by the Initial Study is unknown due to timing constraints.
Therefore, as a preliminary task under the proposed scope of work, SWCA would
continue coordination with the applicant and/or the applicants technical consultants to
gather as much existing information as currently exists to avoid a duplication of efforts
to the extent feasible.
It is anticipated that a substantial amount of existing information and data and/or
agency input can be utilized to reduce the efforts needed to produce the technical
support necessary to support the CEQA document for the project. However, should
existing information be unavailable or inadequate, SWCA would prepare each of the
required technical studies as described below. Each technical report would be prepared
by a technical scientist who is an expert in the respective field(s) of study. Deliverables
include electronic submittals of administrative drafts and final versions of each technical
report. The proposed scope of work includes up to two rounds of review of
administrative drafts by the City.
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a. Project-Specific Habitat Evaluation Report
SWCA will conduct a primary habitat evaluation at the proposed location of the project
and will prepare a Primary Habitat Evaluation Report summarizing the result of the
evaluation consistent with the requirements of the Citys Local Coastal Plan (LCP).
The LCP defines habitats within the Citys coastal zone as being either primary habitat
(i.e., habitat for endangered species, vernal ponds or other associated wetland
vegetation areas, and native dune vegetation) or secondary habitat (i.e., areas adjacent
to primary habitat within which development must be sited and designed to prevent
impacts or degradation to primary habitat). In order to prepare the report pursuant to
the LCP, a site-specific survey must be conducted to identify and map primary and
secondary habitat areas within the project area. During the surveys, SWCA will
document all plant and wildlife species present on the site. The information collected
during the survey will be used to evaluate existing habitats to support sensitive biological
resources (e.g., Smiths blue butterfly, western snowy plover, Monterey spineflower), or
areas necessary for the survival of an endangered species. Based on standards within
the LCP and definitions within the Citys Zoning Ordinance, any identified primary or
secondary habitat areas would be identified; the report will discuss methods employed
to conduct the evaluation and document existing site conditions.
All sensitive biological resources and habitat observed during the survey will be mapped
using a Trimble GeoXT Global Positioning Systems (GPS) unit capable of positional
accuracy to 10 centimeters. Habitat types will be mapped using a combination of GPS
data collected and aerial photograph review as necessary.
Habitat assessments and impact assessments will be included in the report for any rare
or endangered species and primary or secondary habitats that are identified in the
project area. Mitigation recommendations will also be included in the report to avoid or
minimize impacts to sensitive biological resources. A consistency determination would
be made to determine whether primary and secondary habitat areas would be
adequately protected consistent with LCP standards.
This scope of work assumes the following:
No protocol-level surveys or seasonal botanical surveys would be necessary to
complete the Primary Habitat Evaluation Report (existing data regarding the
presence of sensitive species will be sufficient to assess effects to sensitive
species and their habitat).
b. Essential Fish Habitat Assessment
SWCA will prepare a draft and final Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) assessment. Our
biologists will coordinate with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administrations
National Marine Fisheries Service (NOAA Fisheries) to facilitate the EFH consultation
process and determine the level of documentation that will be required for the project.
To the extent required as a result of NOAA Fisheries consultation, the EFH assessment
will include a project description, a project history, a description of EFH in the project
area, an analysis of potential direct and indirect effects to EFH, a cumulative effects
analysis, a description of best management practices (BMPs) and conservation
measures, a description of mitigation measures as needed, and an effects
determination.
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This scope of work assumes the following:
No fieldwork would be necessary to complete the EFH assessment (existing data
regarding substrate, water depth, and vegetative cover at the withdrawal and
discharge locations are sufficient to assess effects to fish and their habitat).
The City will provide sufficient information on past and potential future projects
expected in the project area so that cumulative effects to EFH can be addressed.
c. Archaeological Peer Review of the Applicant-Prepared
Cultural Resources Assessment (BCR Consulting LLC 2013)
SWCA Principal Investigator John Dietler will review the BCR Consulting report titled
Cultural Resources Assessment, Monterey Peninsula Water Supply Slant Test Well Project,
City of Marina and Unincorporated Monterey County, California, dated October 2013.
The archaeological information, methodology, and findings in the Cultural Resources
Assessment Report will be evaluated for content, accuracy, and consistency with federal,
state, and local regulatory requirements including, but not limited to, CEQA and Section
106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA). Specifically, SWCA will assess the
adequacy of the report to identify archaeological resources within the project area, to
provide consistent and appropriate recommendations for the treatment of
archaeological resources, and to accurately address potential project-related
impacts/adverse effects to cultural resources.
Additionally, SWCA archaeological staff will conduct a site visit to field verify the findings
of the Cultural Resources Assessment Report and to ensure that all portions of the
project area have been adequately covered.
Upon completing his review of the archaeological survey report prepared by BCR
Consulting, Dr. Dietler will prepare a brief technical memorandum detailing the
adequacy of the archaeological study with regard to compliance with Section 106 of
NHPA, Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), and current
professional standards. In the event that deficiencies are identified, SWCA would also
complete a secondary review of the supplemental information provided by the applicant
to ensure that all comments have been adequately addressed. SWCA assumes that no
other cultural resources studies will require third-party review.
d. Historic Architectural Evaluation
SWCA understands that the CEMEX sand mining plant has been in operation since
1906, and that the original sand processing plant and associated buildings/structures
are still extant. Because these buildings are well over 50 years old, SWCA recommends
preparation of a historic architectural evaluation of the CEMEX plant to evaluate the
buildings, structures, and features for historic significance, and to adequately assess
impacts to the buildings and structures on the property.
The historic architectural evaluation will include:
A California Historical Resources Information System (CHRIS) records search of
the CEMEX Plant at the Northwest Information Center located at Sonoma State
University. SWCA understands that a records search was recently conducted by
BRC Consulting, LLC. If the results of this records search can be provided to
SWCA, and if the records search is found to sufficiently cover the study area,
this cost can be omitted from the budget.
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An examination of historic maps, Determinations of Eligibility (DOE) listings, the
Office of Historic Preservation-prepared Historic Property Data File, and any
previously conducted cultural studies within the project area.
Identification of and consultation with local governments, historical groups,
individuals, and organizations that may have knowledge of, or concerns with,
historic properties in and around the projects area of potential effects (APE).
Completion of an intensive-level survey of all buildings, structures, and features
older than 45 years of age associated with the CEMEX sand mining facility.
These resources will be documented in accordance with National, California,
and local criteria and recorded on California Department of Parks and
Recreation Series 523 forms (DPR forms).
Confirmation of the age and historic significance of architectural resources
within the study area through archival research, including a review of
engineering plans, maps, historic photographs, newspaper articles and other
documentation that details the history of the CEMEX plant. Research collected
will be used to identify any important events, persons, or themes associated with
the CEMEX plant, and to determine if property alterations or improvements
resulted in changes to the integrity and overall significance eligibility of the
property. Using the information acquired through archival research, SWCA will
develop a property-specific historic context statement that will include
information on development themes and any important events/individuals that
may have shaped the evolution of the CEMEX sand mining plant. The historic
context statement will be included in the historic architectural evaluation report.
Upon completion of the above tasks, SWCA will prepare draft and final versions of a
historic architectural evaluation report for City review and approval. The report will
include an introduction, regulatory framework, methodology, historic context statement,
timeline of regional development, and the results of the CHRIS records search and
intensive-level building survey. In addition, the report will discuss the proposed projects
potential to adversely impact historical resources and will provide mitigation or
avoidance measures and recommendations, as feasible. All DPR forms will be included
as an appendix to this report.
This scope of work assumes the following:
A maximum of ten (10) architectural resources will require recordation and
evaluation on DPR forms.
e. Project-Specific Geotechnical Report
GSI will prepare a project-specific Geotechnical Report pursuant to the requirements of
the LCP. The report would include a description of geologic conditions at the site and
surrounding areas and a discussion of geologic hazards at the project site, including
wave erosion, wind erosion, tsunami inundation, and seismic shaking. The report would
include an analysis of geologic and seismic stability and liquefaction potential at the site
as they relate to the proposed slant test well facilities and related structures to be
developed. An appropriate hazard setback for protection through the economic life of
the structures would be identified and the methodology for determining the setback
would be discussed. Potential impacts associated with topographic alterations,
excavations, or other proposed installations would also be evaluated. The report would
provide a determination of project consistency with the geotechnical requirements of the
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LCP, and would be prepared in compliance with the guidelines of the California Division
of Mines and Geology.
This scope of work assumes the following:
Project services do not include an evaluation of the site for determining the
presence or absence of wetlands or hazardous or toxic materials in the soil,
bedrock, surface water, groundwater, or air on, below, or around this site.
f. Coastal Hazard and Wave Run-up Study
SEI will prepare a Coastal Hazard and Wave Run-up Study to assess the potential for the
project site to be affected by both short-term storm events and long-term coastal
erosion, either of which could result in environmental effects including erosion, sand or
beach loss, inundation, damage to structures, or exposure of sub-surface project
components.
The report will be based on existing information and studies to the extent it is available.
The evaluation would include a determination/confirmation of the appropriate datum
elevations for the analyses and a summary of existing information and data related to
wave attack, tsunami occurrences, and historic short-term and long-term rates of
erosion in the project area based on U.S. Geological Survey data. The study would
include an analysis of effects of the project in a 25-year storm event and would evaluate
the potential for future exposure of sub-surface well components as a result of coastal
erosion. Feasible mitigation measures would be identified and developed, as
appropriate, to minimize any identified impacts, including potentially significant
drainage, erosion, and sedimentation impacts.

SECTION C. COST ESTIMATE
SWCA proposes a time and materials, not-to-exceed budget of $115,263.00 for
completion of the proposed scope of work. An itemized cost estimate is included below.
Table 1. Cost Estimate
Task Cost
Project Management $6,260
Project-Specific Primary Habitat Evaluation Report $11,840
Essential Fish Habitat Assessment $39,473
Archaeological Peer Review of Cultural Resources Assessment $4,695
Historic Architectural Evaluation $25,355
Project-Specific Geotechnical Report $13,820
Long-Term Coastal Erosion / Well Exposure Assessment $13,820
TOTAL $115,263.00

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SWCA

EMILY CREEL, J.D.
Project Manager / Environmental Planner

Emily Creel 1
Years of Experience
7
Expertise
Environmental, land
use, and property law
CEQA / NEPA
compliance
Project management
Environmental law
updates, CEQA
litigation
Education
J.D., Indiana University
School of Law, 2005
Environmental Law
Research Group,
Indiana University
School of Law, 2002-
2004
B.A., Political Science,
Arizona State
University; Tempe,
Arizona, 2002
Training
State Bar of California
Minimum Continuing
Legal Education, 2006-
2012
Association of
Environmental
Professionals (AEP)
CEQA Workshops and
Legislative Updates,
2009-2013
American Planning
Association Annual
Conference, 2011
Professional
Affiliations
State Bar of California
San Luis Obispo
County Bar Association
AEP, Central Coast
Chapter, Member
Experience Summary
Ms. Creel is a project manager and environmental planner in SWCAs San
Luis Obispo office. She obtained her JD in 2005 and has been practicing in
the field of environmental law in California for seven years. She has a
specialized background in environmental law and policy, CEQA and
regulatory compliance, water law, property law, and land use controls.
Ms. Creel is well-versed in state and federal environmental laws and
regulations, the administrative process, county and municipal codes, and
California Coastal Commission regulations. She has a working knowledge
of available legal resources and ongoing changes in the interpretation of
environmental law and policy. She is proficient in researching the
formulation and referencing authority of reliable legal precedence through
common law court decisions. Ms. Creel has assisted multiple local,
regional, state, and federal agencies with both the technical and procedural
components of the environmental review and compliance process. Her
varied experience has given her the ability to handle complex environmental
and legal issues.
Selected Project Experience
Beachfront Lodge and Conference Center EIR; San Luis Obispo County,
California; City of Grover Beach. SWCA prepared an EIR for a beachfront
lodge located in a sensitive State Park area and coastal ESHA under the
jurisdiction of various regional and state agencies. Role: Project Manager.
Oversaw preparation of the EIR, conducted extensive consistency analysis of
applicable plans and policies, and coordinated closely with the City of
Grover Beach, California Department of Parks and Recreation, RWQCB,
SLOAPCD, California Coastal Commission, and Caltrans.
West Grand Avenue Master Plan Initial Study and Findings of
Conformity; San Luis Obispo County, California; City of Grover Beach.
SWCA oversaw environmental review of the proposed downtown Master
Plan, including completion of an Initial Study, tiered environmental analysis
as a subsequent project named in City of Grover Beach Land Use Element
Update EIR (SWCA 2010), letter of conformity with existing EIR analysis, and
City findings and resolutions. Role: Project Manager, Primary Author.
Prepared IS, determined project consistency with Master EIR, drafted Citys
findings supporting limited environmental review per CEQA Guidelines
15177.
City of Soledad Downton Specific Plan EIR; Monterey County, California;
Lisa Wise Consulting, City of Soledad. SWCA prepared an EIR for the
Soledad Downtown Specific Plan and form-based code, which was
completed on time and under budget in less than six months, from initiation
of the Notice of Preparation to certification of the Final EIR. Role: EIR Project
Manager, Primary Author. Preparation of the EIR, including the NOP, Initial
Study, scoping materials, responses to comments, CEQA Findings and
Statement of Overriding Considerations, SB 18 consultation, public noticing,
and Planning Commission and City Council hearing presentation.

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SHAWNA SCOTT, B.S.
Project Manager / Planning Team Leader

Shawna Scott 1
Years of Experience
14
Expertise
CEQA/NEPA
compliance
City and regional
planning
Local government
assistance
Project management
Land use policy
Education
B.S., Natural Resource
Management;
California Polytechnic
State University, San
Luis Obispo, 2001
Training
Comprehensive NEPA
Training Series, 2008
Project Management
Bootcamp, 2008
Association of
Environmental
Professionals (AEP)
California Annual
Conference, 2002-
2012
American Planning
Association California
Annual Conference,
2002-2011
AEP CEQA Advanced
Workshop, 2004-2012
Affiliations /
Memberships
American Planning
Association- California
Chapter, Member
California Association
of Environmental
Professionals-Central
Coast Chapter,
Member
Experience Summary
Ms. Scott is a senior planner with experience in land use and environmental
planning involving the preparation, coordination, and processing of public
projects and discretionary use permits. She specializes in implementing lead
agency responsibilities under CEQA and NEPA, managing project teams,
and writing environmental documents. Ms. Scott has experience
implementing policies and procedures of local government planning
operations and federal and state laws related to planning, zoning,
environmental policy, local coastal plans, and the Coastal Act.
Ms. Scott has prepared several types of environmental documents including
EIRs, MNDs, and CEQA Findings. In addition, Ms. Scott has managed the
preparation of NEPA documents including CEs, EISs/RODs, and
EAs/FONSIs. She has extensive experience evaluating a variety of
environmental resources, land use opportunities and constraints, and policy
consistency. Ms. Scotts projects are kept on track and within budget through
close coordination with the project team, the client, and the clients
design/engineering consultants.
Selected Project Experience
On-Call Services Agreement; San Luis Obispo County, California;
County of San Luis Obispo Department of Planning and Building and
Environmental Coordinators Office. SWCA provides on-call services
including preparation of environmental documents (initial studies and
MNDs), permit processing, staff reports, and public presentations for a
diverse variety of public and private projects. Role: Project Manager/Senior
Planner. Manages the Agreement, including contracts, budgets, and County
coordination; implements all services as requested; and provides quality
assurance/quality control on all documents prepared under this contract.
Excelaron (Mankins) Conditional Use Permit Huasna Valley Oil
Exploration and Production Project EIR; San Luis Obispo County,
California; Marine Research Specialists, County of San Luis Obispo.
SWCA prepared the Aesthetics, Agriculture, Biology, Cultural Resources,
Land Use, Population and Housing, and Public Services sections of the EIR;
responded to public and agency comments on the Draft EIR; and supported
the project team and County during a series of public hearings for the
project, which included a phased plan to explore, test, and possibly produce
oil on approximately 260 acres in Huasna Valley. Role: Senior Planner.
Responsibilities included team management, coordination with the prime
consultant, document preparation and quality assurance/quality control, and
public hearing assistance.
Nipomo Community Park Master Plan Program EIR; Nipomo, California;
County of San Luis Obispo General Services Agency. SWCA prepared an
EIR for the Master Plan, which included park amenities and internal and
offsite road improvements. Role: Project Manager. Responsibilities included
preparation of an environmental constraints analysis and Initial Study, project
scoping meetings, EIR preparation, response to comments, CEQA Findings,
and presentation at public hearings.

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TRAVIS BELT, B.S.
Senior Biologist

Travis Belt 1
Years of Experience
11
Expertise
Biological Assessments
Wildlife Hazard
Assessments
Special-status species
surveys
Wetland delineation
Mitigation planning
Education
B.S., Forestry and
Natural Resources, e:
Watershed Mgmt, m:
Fire Mgmt; California
Polytechnic State
University, San Luis
Obispo, 2001
Registration /
Certification
FAA-Approved Wildlife
Hazard Biologist
Plant Voucher
Collecting Permit,
CDFW; 2081(a)-09-
05-V
Scientific Collecting
Permit, CDFW; SC-
9726
California Rapid
Assessment Method
Field Practitioner
Training
USACE Wetland
Delineation Training,
Wetland Training
Institute; San Diego,
California, 2006
California Rapid
Assessment Method
Field Practitioner
Training; Santa Cruz
County, California,
2012
Experience Summary
Mr. Belt is a senior biologist with natural resources management experience
in both California and Hawaii. He regularly conducts special-status species
surveys and habitat mapping, prepares biological reports, performs
compliance monitoring, and performs Wildlife Hazard Assessments. Mr. Belt
has designed and conducted special-status species survey programs that
focused on utilizing global positioning technology to map endangered
species habitat and population boundaries. Such surveys included detailed
mapping of habitat boundaries within large survey areas (1,000+acres) and
identifying point locations of individual protected species.
Mr. Belt conducts biological monitoring activities for sensitive species
research programs and construction related projects. He is a FAA-approved
wildlife hazard biologist. As a Wildlife Hazard Biologist, he studies wildlife
movements at airports, determines what movements may threat aircraft
safety, and provides recommendations to mitigate the identified hazards.
Selected Project Experience
Oceano Sewer Repair Biological Monitoring; San Luis Obispo County,
California; Wallace Group. SWCA conducted pre-construction and nesting
bird surveys for a sewer repair project that required routing beachfront
residential traffic onto the dunes, in an area of known occurrence of western
snowy plover. Role: Biologist. Conducted biological surveys for species,
monitored construction and restoration components, prepared monitoring
completion reports.
Morro Bay to Cayucos Connector Path EIR San Luis Obispo County;
County of San Luis Obispo Department of Planning and Building. SWCA
prepared an EIR for a proposed bike/pedestrian path extending four miles
along the Pacific coastline through Morro Bay city limits, County jurisdiction,
and the community of Cayucos urban reserve line, through areas of known
occurrence of western snowy plover. Role: Biologist. Conducted biological
resources surveys and prepared the biological resources section of the EIR.
Monterey Peninsula Airport Runway Safety Improvement Project and
Wildlife Hazard Assessment; Monterey County, California; Coffman
Associates. SWCA provided biological, paleontological, and archeological
support, including CEQA and NEPA compliance documents, and conducted
a Wildlife Hazard Assessment for the federally-funded project, located on
approximately 38.5 acres of a 597-acre property located in the city of
Monterey. Role: Project Manager/Senior Biologist. Conducted field surveys
and sensitive plant species collection to support mitigation/restoration efforts,
and conducted the year-long wildlife hazard assessment.
Los Osos Wastewater Project Biological Services; San Luis Obispo
County, California; County of San Luis Obispo Department of Public
Works. SWCA is conducting biological monitoring and Morro shoulderband
snail relocation during construction of a community-wide wastewater system
in the coastal community of Los Osos. Role: Project Manager/Senior
Biologist. Manages contract management and project administration, and
conducts construction monitoring and sensitive species relocation.

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BARRETT HOLLAND, B.S.
Back-up Biologist

Barrett Holland 1
Years of Experience
9
Expertise
Special-status plant
and animal surveys
Habitat restoration
Environmental
compliance monitoring
Jurisdictional
delineations
Education
B.S., Environmental
Science, Natural
Resource Mgmt;
California State
University, Channel
Islands, 2005
Permits
Plant Voucher
Collecting Permit,
CDFW; 2081(a)-09-
06-V
Scientific Collecting
Permit, CDFW; SC-
008300
Morro shoulderband
snail 10(a)(1)(A)
Recovery Permit,
USFWS; TE-824123-4
Training
Wetland Training
Institute Basic Wetland
Delineation Training;
2007
Conifer and Oak
Identification
Workshop; Cheadle
Center for Biodiversity
and Ecological
Restoration, 2006
HAZWOPER Training
Course (40 & 8 Hour)

Experience Summary
Mr. Holland is a biologist and botanist specializing in plant taxonomy,
wildlife and botanical inventories, vegetation mapping, habitat restoration,
state and federal wetland regulations, erosion and sedimentation control
issues, nesting bird surveys, protected tree surveys, and the implementation
of mitigation monitoring plans.
Mr. Holland has extensive experience monitoring construction activities and
work crews for large and small-scale projects. He has participated and
implemented focused surveys for special-status plant species in a variety of
habitats including but not limited to California oak woodlands and forests,
riparian and freshwater marsh areas, chaparral, vernal pools, coastal scrub,
desert mountains, and Mojave and Sonoran desert scrub. He has also
participated in mitigation efforts for various special-status plants and
monitored the removal of invasive/nonnative plants in a variety of different
habitats for streambed alteration agreements and for mitigation monitoring
plan requirements.
Selected Project Experience
US 101/San Juan Road Interchange Project Biological Monitoring;
Monterey County, California; ICF Jones and Stokes, Caltrans. SWCA is
conducting biological monitoring for the project, which involves constructing
an overcrossing at a right angle with Route 101 northeast of the Monterey/
San Benito county line, located near the city of Prunedale. Role: Biologist/
Environmental Compliance Monitor. Conducting construction monitoring to
ensure compliance with the project mitigation measures and permits,
including pre-construction surveys for California red-legged frog, California
tiger salamander, and nesting birds.
Monterey Peninsula Airport Runway Safety Improvement Project;
Monterey County, California; Coffman Associates. SWCA provided
biological, paleontological, and archeological support, including CEQA and
NEPA compliance documents, for the federally-funded project, located on
approximately 38.5 acres of the 597-acre property located in the city of
Monterey. Role: Biologist. Conducted field surveys and sensitive plant species
collection to support mitigation/restoration efforts.
Somavia Road Biological Assessment; Monterey County, California;
Helena Chemical Company. SWCA conducted a biological resources
assessment to evaluate the potential effects on special-status species of a
road widening project at the intersection of US 101 and Somavia Road in
Monterey County. Role: Biologist. Conducted the biological resources
assessment and prepared the report.
Line 181A Pipeline Replacement; Monterey County, California; Pacific
Gas and Electric Company. SWCA conducted weekly environmental
compliance inspections for 1.5 miles of pipeline installation along San Juan
Road. Role: Biologist. Provided construction crews with environmental
compliance training, monitored for special-status species, and prepared
monitoring reports.

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JOHN DIETLER, PH.D., RPA
Principal Investigator

John Dietler 1
Years of Experience
18
Expertise
Cultural resources
management
Southern California
archaeology and
history
Lithic and shell artifact
analysis
Meets Secretary of the
Interiors Professional
Qualifications
Standards in Prehistoric
and Historic
Archaeology
Education
Ph.D., Anthropology;
University of California,
Los Angeles; 2008
M.A., Anthropology;
University of California,
Los Angeles; 2003
B.A. magna cum laude,
Anthropology; George
Washington University,
Washington D.C.;
1996
Registrations/ Permits
Registered Professional
Archaeologist (RPA);
ID#15224
Certified
Archaeological
Consultant; County of
Riverside; Certification
#227
Certified Archaeologist,
County of Orange
Bureau of Land
Management Permits
(PI): California &
Nevada
Experience Summary
Dr. Dietler is an Archaeological Principal Investigator with experience in
conducting cultural resources research in support of development,
infrastructure, and multidisciplinary environmental projects in compliance
with CEQA, NEPA, and Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act
(NHPA).
A versatile scholar who has supervised research projects of all sizes and
descriptions, Dr. Dietler has supervised more than over 150 projects in
California. As SWCAs Cultural Resources Program Director, he is
responsible for creating innovative research plans, overseeing the firms
high-quality cultural resources research team, mentoring staff, and providing
quality assurance and quality control for technical studies. His extensive
California experience enables him to produce high-quality research within
limited budgets and timeframes.
Selected Project Experience
Monterey Peninsula Airport Runway Safety Improvement Project;
Monterey County, California; Coffman Associates. SWCA provided
biological, paleontological, and archeological support, including CEQA and
NEPA compliance documents, for the federally-funded project, located on
approximately 38.5 acres of the 597-acre property located in the city of
Monterey. Role: Principal Investigator. Oversaw the cultural resources surveys
and reporting.
Integrated Cultural Resources Management Plan (ICRMP), Naval
Postgraduate School (NPS); Monterey, Santa Cruz, and Santa Clara
Counties, California; Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southwest
(NAVFAC Southwest). Under an ongoing IDIQ with NAVFAC Southwest,
SWCA provided a dynamic planning and management tool for cultural
resources within installations, which includes both archaeological and
historic architectural resources. Role: Principal Investigator. Primary author
for an overview document that inventories known cultural resources,
summarizes relevant laws and regulations, and establishes management
priorities for the facility.
Morro Bay to Cayucos Connector Environmental Impact Report; San Luis
Obispo County, California; County of San Luis Obispo Department of
Planning and Building. SWCA prepared an EIR evaluating the proposed
Morro Bay to Cayucos Connector, a proposed bike trail extending along
Highway 1, in the vicinity of the city of Morro Bay and the unincorporated
community of Cayucos. Role: Principal Investigator. Directed extended phase
I (XPI) that tested the limits of known prehistoric archaeological sites within
the project corridor.

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LEROY LAURIE, B.S.
Cultural Resources Specialist

Leroy Laurie 1
Years of Experience
12
Expertise
Archaeology
Cultural resources
analysis
CEQA / NEPA
compliance
Mapping
Graphic Design
Molluscan Identification
and Analysis
Education
B.S., Social Sciences,
California Polytechnic
University, San Luis
Obispo, 2001
Registration /
Certification
Competent Person /
Trench Safety
Certification (8-Hour)
Professional
Affiliations
Society for California
Archaeology
Experience Summary
Mr. Laurie is an archaeologist with cultural resource project experience
throughout California and Nevada. He has conducted work in a variety of
cultural and geographic regions including, but not limited to, the Sierra
Nevada, Great Basin, San Joaquin Valley, Central and Coast Ranges,
Mojave and Sonoran Deserts, San Francisco Bay area, and Yosemite Valley.
In addition to the organization and execution of field projects, he has been
the primary or contributing author to several planning level documents for
large- and small-scale projects.
Mr. Laurie has worked on a variety of cultural resources studies and has
helped manage and implement several Phase I and Extended Phase I studies.
He has authored or co-authored numerous technical reports and cultural
resources sections for Environmental Impact Reports, Environmental
Assessments, and Expanded Initial Studies. Mr. Laurie has technical
experience in archaeological fieldwork, laboratory analyses, archaeological
testing plans, and graphics and mapping. He has been the primary point of
contact for Native American coordination for CEQA and Section 106
compliant projects.
Selected Project Experience
AT&T Fiber Optic Cable Route San Luis Obispo to Los Angeles
Supplemental EIR; San Luis Obispo County, California; County of San
Luis Obispo Department of Planning and Building. SWCA prepared a
supplemental EIR and a Summary Supplemental EIR for the proposed AT&T
Fiber Optic Cable route extending from San Luis Obispo to Los Angeles.
Role: Cultural Resources Specialist. Conducted an archaeological survey and
prepared the cultural resources section of the EIR.
Morro Bay to Cayucos Connector Environmental Impact Report; San Luis
Obispo County, California; County of San Luis Obispo Department of
Planning and Building. SWCA prepared an EIR evaluating the proposed
Morro Bay to Cayucos Connector, a proposed bike trail extending along
Highway 1, in the vicinity of the city of Morro Bay and the unincorporated
community of Cayucos. Role: Cultural Resources Specialist. Conducted a
cultural resource survey, co-authored a CEQA level technical report detailing
the findings of the study, and authored the Cultural Resources section of the
EIR.
Excelaron (Mankins) Conditional Use Permit Huasna Valley Oil
Exploration and Production Project EIR; San Luis Obispo County,
California; Marine Research Specialists, County of San Luis Obispo.
SWCA prepared various sections of the EIR, responded to public and agency
comments on the Draft EIR, and supported the project team and County
during a series of public hearings for the project, which included a phased
plan to explore, test, and possibly produce oil on approximately 260 acres in
Huasna Valley. Role: Cultural Resources Specialist. Conducted a cultural
resource survey, co-authored a CEQA level technical report detailing the
findings of the study, and authored the Cultural Resources section of the EIR.

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SHANNON K. CARMACK, B.A.
Senior Architectural Historian

Shannon Carmack - 1
Years of Experience
13
Expertise
Historic Preservation
Planning
Architectural History
Investigations
Section 106, NEPA,
and CEQA compliance
studies
Education
B.A., History;
California State
University, Long Beach;
2007
Registrations/
Certifications
Meets and exceeds
requirements in the
Secretary of the
Interiors Professional
Qualification
Standards in
Architectural History
and History
Training
Section 4(f) Cultural
Resources Compliance
for Transportation
Projects, National
Preservation Institute;
2003
Identification and
Evaluation of Mid-20th
Century Buildings,
National Preservation
Institute; 2004
Green Strategies for
Historic Buildings,
National Preservation
Institute; 2008
Affiliations
California Council for
the Promotion of
History, Member
California Preservation
Foundation, Member

Experience Summary
Ms. Carmack is SWCAs Architectural History Team Lead in California with
professional experience in cultural resources management and
environmental consulting. Her expertise encompasses cultural resources
management, architectural history, historical research, historic preservation
planning and management and oral history. She has also prepared
HABS/HAER/HALS documentation, preservation plans, design guidelines,
NRHP nominations, and historic evaluations, in support of local designation
efforts and Mills Act applications. She also has wide experience providing
historic preservation services to agencies throughout the state. Ms. Carmack
exceeds the Secretary of the Interiors Professional Qualifications Standards
for Architectural History and History, and she has extensive experience using
the Secretary of the Interiors Standards and Guidelines, as well as the
National Register Bulletin technical series.
Selected Project Experience
Fort Bragg Coastal Restoration and Trail Project; Mendocino County,
California; City of Fort Bragg. SWCA prepared an EIR and Environmental
Assessment for a proposed 4.5-mile coastal bikeway and site restoration,
located on the former property of the Georgia-Pacific Lumber Mill, along the
western edge of the city of Fort Bragg in Mendocino County. Work also
included preparation of a biological assessment, natural environment study,
historic properties survey report, and historic resources evaluation report.
Role: Senior Architectural Historian. Prepared an Historical Resources
Evaluation Report (HRER) and a Historic Property Survey Report (HPSR).
Tenaya Lake Area Plan Environmental Assessment; Mariposa County,
California; National Park Service. SWCA worked with Yosemite National
Park and the Yosemite Conservancy to prepare an EA, Finding of No
Significant Impact (FONSI), Public Comment and Response Report,
Floodplain Statement of Findings, Impairment Determination, and
Administrative Record for the Tenaya Lake Area Plan. The FONSI was signed
and approved in April 2011. Role: Senior Architectural Historian. Conducted
the Cultural Resources analysis for the EA.
Yosemite Communication Data Network Environmental Assessment;
Tuolumne County, California, National Park Service. SWCA prepared an
Environmental Assessment in support of a Parkwide Communications Data
Network Upgrade project for Yosemite National Park, which includes
replacement of equipment at existing facilities and construction of new
facilities throughout the park and within Stanislaus National Forest. Role:
Senior Architectural Historian. Conducted the cultural resources studies and
prepared the analysis for the EA.
POLA Terminal Island Historic Survey Evaluation and Historic Context
Statement; County of Los Angeles, California; CDM Smith. SWCA
conducted field surveys, research, and significance evaluations. Role: Project
Manager/Architectural Historian. Managed a built environment evaluation
conducted for properties on Terminal Island, located at the Port of Los
Angeles.

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LEYLA ARSAN, M.S.
Anchorage Office Manager/Pacific Northwest Aquatic Science Lead

Leyla Arsan 1
Years of Experience
11
Education
M.S., Fisheries and
Aquatic Science;
Oregon State
University, Corvallis,
Oregon; 2006
B.A., Environmental
Studies; Prescott
College, Arizona;
1999
Expertise
Aquatic, riparian, and
floodplain habitat
monitoring, mapping,
and assessment
ESA biological
assessments
MSA essential fish
habitat assessments
Fish health assessment
and diagnostics
Macroinvertebrate
sampling,
identification, and
biomonitoring
Fish sampling,
community assessment,
and passage
evaluation
Water quality
monitoring
Affiliations
American Fisheries
Society
Society for Freshwater
Science
Coastal & Estuarine
Research Federation
Experience Summary
Ms. Arsan is the Anchorage Office Manager and Pacific Northwest Aquatic
Science Lead for SWCA. She provides technical advice regarding fish,
aquatic, and riparian resources to clients throughout the Pacific Northwest
and coordinates closely with agencies, tribes, and stakeholders. Ms. Arsan
recently led the multidisciplinary science team for the Kodiak Airport
Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) including fisheries, marine mammals,
seabirds, terrestrial wildlife, and vegetation. She facilitated the Endangered
Species Act Section 7 and Magnuson-Stevens Act consultations for the project
and assisted with mitigation negotiations. This work won her team praise
from the National Marine Fisheries Service, which stated the essential fish
habitat assessment (EFHA) for the project would be used as an example of
this type of document for future consultations.
Ms. Arsan previously worked as a research assistant at the Center for Fish
Disease Research at Oregon State University, where she developed risk
assessment models for the potential introduction and establishment of fish
pathogens and non-native species in the state of Alaska and the Willamette
River in Oregon.
Selected Project Experience
Kodiak Airport EIS; Kodiak, Alaska; Federal Aviation Administration and
Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (ADOT&PF).
SWCA was contracted to assist with an EIS for runway safety area expansions
at the Kodiak Airport in southcentral Alaska. Role: Lead Aquatic Biologist,
Science Coordinator. Participated in field surveys and co-authored the
Freshwater, Estuarine, and Marine Technical Report; authored the EIS effects
analyses and the EFHA; coordinated with agencies and stakeholders; and
participated in mitigation negotiations.
Wrangell Island EIS; Wrangell Island, Alaska; U.S. Forest Service. SWCA
completed EIS services for a proposed multi-year stewardship project that
consisted of timber harvest, road construction, forest restoration, and
enhancement activities on 18,000+ acres. Role: Project Coordinator, Lead
Aquatic Biologist. Coordinated the work of 30+ scientists and subconsultants
across multiple disciplines, orchestrating all fieldwork, data management, and
post-field resource reporting to support the EIS process. Fisheries work
consisted of surveying 185 remote stream miles for fish presence by
electroshocking and mapping physical habitat parameters.
Glacier Highway Improvements and Brotherhood Bridge Replacement;
Juneau, Alaska; ADOT&PF. SWCA is providing National Environmental
Policy Act Categorical Exclusion documentation and all resource-related
technical work such as wetland and waters delineations, Section 106
consultation, EFHA, and noise studies. Role: Lead Aquatic Biologist. Authored
the EFHA, participated in agency consultation and mitigation negotiations,
and helping complete the Categorical Exclusion checklist.

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DAVID W. SKELLY, P.E.
VICE PRESIDENT/COASTAL - CIVIL ENGINEER

EDUCATION

B.A., Applied Mechanics and Engineering Sciences, 1975, University of California
M.S., Oceanography, 1979, University of California, Scripps Institution of Oceanography.

REGISTRATION

Registered Civil Engineer: California R.C.E. 47857
Registered Civil Engineer: Oregon P.E.70939
Registered Civil Engineer: Hawaii P.E. 9877

ACADEMIC HONORS

Graduated Magna Cum Laude, Revelle College, 1975.
Regents of University of California Fellow, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, 1975-1976.

EXPERIENCE

Mr. Skelly is Vice President and Principal Engineer for GeoSoils, Inc. (GSI). He has worked with
GSI for the last decade on numerous land development projects throughout California, and has over
30 years of experience in coastal engineering. Prior to joining the GSI team, Mr. Skelly worked as a
research engineer at the Center for Coastal Studies at Scripps Institution of Oceanography for 17
years. During his tenure at Scripps, he worked on coastal erosion problems throughout the world
and has written numerous technical reports and published papers on these projects. He was a co-
author of a major Coast of California Storm and Tidal Wave Study report. Mr. Skelly also performs
wave shoaling and uprush analysis for coastal development, and analyzes coastal processes, wave
forces, water elevation, longshore transport of sand, and coastal erosion.

Mr. Skelly has extensive experience in producing environmental documentation concerning coastal
projects on the federal, state, and local level, and has contributed to several recent and on-going
EIR/EIS investigations. He was a sub-consultant to Science Applications International Corporation
(SAIC) for the beach nourishment project at Imperial Beach, the Navy Homeporting Project, and the
San Dieguito Lagoon restoration project. Mr. Skelly is responsible for analyzing the impacts of the
project on coastal processes, which includes the beach nourishment phase of the project. He also
produced the Initial Study (CEQA&NEPA) for the Surfrider Foundation Prattes Surfing Reef project
in Los Angeles. The Initial Study was thorough, well received, and will serve as a template for
environmental documentation concerning future surfing reefs.

Mr. Skelly has extensive experience in shoreline erosion, bluff erosion, soils engineering, and the
design, permitting, and construction of shore protection devices. Projects include levee engineering
and design in San Francisco Bay, seawall and marina engineering in Baja California Sur, coastal
boardwalk design and protection in Pacifica, and seawall projects throughout southern California.
Mr. Skelly has served as an expert witness for coastal processes litigation.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Member, American Society of Civil Engineers
Member, American Shore and Beach Preservation Association
Founding Member, Association of Coastal Engineers
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Craig Jones, PhD.
Ph.D, Mechanical and Environmental Engineering, 2000; M.S. Mechanical and Environmental
Engineering, 1996; B.S. Maritime Systems Engineering (Coastal Engineering Focus), 1994.
Years of Experience: 15

Craig Jones, Senior Ocean Engineer in the Santa Cruz, CA, SEI office, is a nationally
recognized expert in the field measurement and analysis of hydrodynamic and sediment
transport processes in coastal, estuarine, riverine, and lacustrine environments. Over the
past 15 years, he has worked closely as project manager and technical lead with federal,
state, and local regulatory agencies in the analysis and solution of aquatic problems at
numerous sites nationwide, with a particular emphasis on dredging and environmental
projects. In addition, he continues to lead development efforts for state-of-the-science
hydrodynamic and sediment measurement techniques in aquatic environments (e.g.,
SEDFlume). Craig stays active in the scientific and engineering communities by continuing
basic research, regularly participating in technical reviews, and teaching in workshops.
With his wide range of experience, Craig has the technical background and management
experience to act as senior engineer to provide insight and recommendations to meet the
projects objectives.
Ken Israel, M.S.
M.S., Environmental Science (Oceanography and Coastal Geology), 1995; B.A., Political Science,
1985
Years of Experience: 20
Ken Israel, the Vice President of the Santa Cruz, CA, SEI office earned his M.S. degree at San
Jose State University and has continued to work in California, and nationwide, for over 15
years. During his time at the university Mr. Israel managed a coastal geology and sediment
transport research program for the California Department of Transportation (CALTRANS)
with the goal of assessing two manipulated coastal landslides and evaluating their impacts.
Recently, Mr. Israel has worked in engineering consulting geared towards impacts due to
erosion or deposition of marine sediments. His work experience includes beach process
studies, sediment transport studies, physical oceanographic studies; dredge dump and
aggregate borrow site analysis, and coastal landslide geologic studies. His experience in
implementing geophysical surveys (e.g. sub-bottom profiling, seismic reflection,
magnetometer surveys, side scan sonar, etc.) provides invaluable expertise when
evaluating previously conducted geophysical surveys. Mr. Israel is currently managing the
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mainland U.S. division of Sea Engineering, Inc., including several marine and environmental
engineering and consulting projects nationwide.
Paul Roberts, P.E.
B.S., Civil Engineering, 2007
Years of Experience: 5

Paul Roberts is a licensed California Professional Civil Engineer in the Santa Cruz, CA, SEI
office. He is responsible for pursuing, managing, and completing waterfront civil and
structural projects for ports, harbors, and marinas. Mr. Roberts professional experience
includes investigating waterfront structures both above and below the water; developing
reports and other documents which evaluate the structural condition of inspected facilities
and providing recommendations for repair/rehabilitation; as well as creating contract
documents for recommended repairs including regulatory permit applications,
construction drawings and cost estimates, and contract specifications. He has worked on
various design and rehabilitation projects for piers, bulkheads, seawalls, and revetments at
different locations around the United States including California, Connecticut, Delaware,
Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania for diverse public and private
clientele.
Jason Magalen, P.E., C.H
M.S., Ocean Engineering, 2006; B.S., Civil Engineering, 2003
Years of Experience: 10

Jason Magalen, Coastal and Ocean Engineer in the Portland, OR, SEI office, is responsible for
planning, managing, and implementing coastal and environmental projects in California,
the Pacific Northwest and nationwide. His project experience includes coastal/estuarine
engineering revetment design and analysis, port and harbor engineering analyses,
hydrodynamic and oceanographic instrument deployment and data analysis, hydrographic
and geophysical surveying, sediment transport studies, and numerical hydrodynamic and
river current modeling. In addition, Mr. Magalen has worked for the USACE - Portland
District recently as a coastal engineer, annually surveying and evaluating damage to
Oregon coastal shore protection, and designing repairs to failing structures. He has
knowledge of both Oregons and Californias shoreline erosion problems through direct
observation and academic research (Oregon State Universitys Ocean Engineering Program
graduate) and is familiar with the local concerns regarding potential sea level rise,
apparent increasing storm energies and increasing storm powers. He is a registered
Professional Engineer in California, Oregon and Guam, and is an American Congress on
Surveying and Mapping (ACSM) Certified Hydrographer (CH #276).
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Grace Chang, PhD.
Ph.D, Marine Sciences (Physical Oceanography / Ocean Optics), 1999; M.S. Mechanical and
Environmental Engineering, 1997; B.G.E. Geological Engineering, 1995; B.S. Geology, 1995.
Years of Experience: 15

Grace Chang, Ph.D, Senior Marine Scientist in the Santa Barbara, CA, SEI office received an
M.S. (Mechanical and Environmental Engineering) and Ph.D. (Marine Sciences) from the
University of California, Santa Barbara in 1997 and 1999, respectively. She has been
involved with interdisciplinary oceanographic programs for over 15 years, including
several programs designed specifically for the development and testing of state-of-the-art
optical and biogeochemical sensors. She has managed/is managing multiple
interdisciplinary aquatic research and monitoring systems for investigations of the
relationships between physical processes and particle dynamics (i.e. sediment mobilization
and transport) and characteristics in surf zone, coastal and open ocean environments.
These projects involve high quality scientific data collection using technologically advanced
oceanographic sensors, systems, and underwater platforms; in working with these
systems, she has helped foster the advancement of acoustic and optical methods for
sediment transport investigations. Dr. Chang is currently the lead data analyst in several
projects examining hydrodynamics and sediment movement in riverine and estuarine
systems. She has worked for academic, non-profit, public and private entities. She has
published over 25 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters, on fifteen of which
she has been the first author. Dr. Chang is continually sought-out as a peer reviewer for
publications and proposals and to act as a professional conference representative in related
oceanographic field.
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ADRIANA NEAL, M.C.R.P.
GIS/CADD Specialist

Adriana Neal 1
Years of Experience
5
Expertise
GIS data development/
management
GPS data collection
CADD
Adobe Suite
Photoshop, Illustrator,
InDesign
Education
M.C.R.P., Masters of
City and Regional
Planning; California
Polytechnic State
University, San Luis
Obispo; 2009
B.A., History; University
of Michigan, Ann
Arbor; 2006
Experience Summary
Ms. Neal is a GIS/CADD specialist with experience working in the fields of
land use and natural resources planning. She is involved in and manages all
aspects of GIS and CADD mapping work, and is experienced in the
management of graphics and document preparation for a variety of land
use and environmental planning projects.
Ms. Neals experience includes utilizing a combination of GIS, CADD, and
the Adobe Suite to create attractive, informative graphics ranging from
technical maps for environmental studies to information graphics and data
visualization for economic reports. In 2011, Ms. Neal was hired as adjunct
faculty by California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. She
taught CRP 512, Intro to Visual Communication, an introductory course on
the basics of CADD, GIS, and the Adobe Suite.
Selected Project Experience
Grover Beach Grand Avenue Master Plan Environmental Compliance;
San Luis Obispo County, California; Lisa Wise Consulting, City of Grover
Beach. SWCA conducted CEQA environmental review related to the
development and adoption of the Master Plan for West Grand Avenue,
which designated three distinct districts along the 18-block commercial
center and major thoroughfare. Role: Graphics. Assisted in the development
of existing conditions graphics and a new land use plan, and managed
document preparation for Master Plan deliverables while at Lisa Wise
Consulting.
Goleta Beach Park Bridge Replacement Project; Santa Barbara County,
California; Quincy Engineering, County of Santa Barbara. SWCA
provided environmental services, including preparation of all CEQA/NEPA
documentation, technical studies, and permitting, for the project, which will
replace the existing bridge over the Goleta Slough between Sandspit Road
and Goleta Beach Park. Role: GIS/CADD Specialist. Prepared the graphics
and mapping for the environmental documents.
City of Soledad Downton Specific Plan EIR; Monterey County, California;
Lisa Wise Consulting, City of Soledad. SWCA prepared an EIR for the
Soledad Downtown Specific Plan and form-based code, which was
completed on time and within budget in less than six months, from initiation
of the Notice of Preparation to certification of the Final EIR. Role: GIS/CADD
Specialist. Oversaw mapping and visuals for major elements of the project,
including existing conditions mapping for background analysis and
information gathering.
Branch Mill Road Bridge Replacement Project; San Luis Obispo County,
California; Quincy Engineering, City of Arroyo Grande. SWCA provided
environmental services, including preparation of all CEQA/NEPA
documentation, technical studies, and permitting, for the bridge replacement
project, which is located over Tar Springs Creek, in Arroyo Grande. Role:
GIS/CADD Specialist. Prepared the graphics and mapping for the
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JAIMIE JONES
Technical Editor

Jaimie Jones 1
Years of Experience
9
Expertise
Environmental
document
coordination,
preparation, and
compilation
Proposal and SOQ
preparation and
coordination
Project management
assistance
Quality control
CEQA/NEPA
compliance
Education /
Coursework, Focus on
Liberal Arts and Fire
Science; Los Angeles
Harbor College; 1999-
2003
Training
CEQA Basics
Workshop Series;
Association of
Environmental
Professionals; 2006
Annual Conference;
California Association
of Environmental
Professionals; 2007,
2009-2012
Annual Conference;
American Planning
Association; 2011-
2012
Professional
Affiliations
California Association
of Environmental
Professionals-Central
Coast Chapter,
Member
Experience Summary
Ms. Jones is a technical editor with experience in environmental planning,
with an emphasis on environmental document coordination, editing, and
preparation. She regularly works with representatives of local, state, and
federal agencies; coordinates with project applicants; and has developed a
reputation for problem solving and conflict resolution.
As Technical Editor, Ms. Jones monitors document quality control to ensure
that content and formats meet SWCA and agency standards. She has
directed compilation of hundreds of CEQA/NEPA compliance documents,
biological resources studies, cultural resources studies, and regulatory permit
applications. She assists project managers by organizing projects and
schedules, assisting in the delegation of team responsibilities, preparing
public notices and adhering to the requirements pertaining to these notices,
and assisting with management of and correspondence with sub-
consultants.
Selected Project Experience
North Fort Bragg Coastal Restoration and Trail Project EIR/EA;
Mendocino County, California; City of Fort Bragg. SWCA prepared and
EIR and technical studies for the project, located on the former property of
the Georgia-Pacific Lumber Mill, along the western edge of the city of Fort
Bragg. Role: Technical Editor. Conducted technical editing and document
compilation for the EIR.
Grover Beach Lodge and Conference Center EIR; San Luis Obispo
County, California; City of Grover Beach. SWCA prepared an EIR for a
beachfront lodge, located in the city of Grover Beach, in a sensitive State
Park area under the jurisdiction of various regional and state agencies. The
EIR tiered off the recently certified Master EIR for the City's Land Use Element,
also prepared by SWCA. Role: Technical Editor. Conducted technical editing
and document compilation for the EIR.
City of Soledad Downton Specific Plan EIR; Monterey County, California;
Lisa Wise Consulting, City of Soledad. SWCA prepared an EIR for the
Soledad Downtown Specific Plan and form-based code, which was
completed on time and within budget in less than six months, from initiation
of the Notice of Preparation to certification of the Final EIR. Role: Technical
Editor. Conducted technical editing and document compilation for the EIR.
Monterey Peninsula Airport Runway Safety Improvement Project;
Monterey County, California; Coffman Associates. SWCA provided
biological, paleontological, and archeological support, including CEQA and
NEPA compliance documents, for the federally-funded project, located on
approximately 38.5 acres of the 597-acre property located in the city of
Monterey. Role: Technical Editor. Conducted technical editing and document
compilation of the project reports.


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