How do I know what environmental permits I need?
Environmental permits depend on the design, activity and size of the project as well as the disturbance that will occur to: soil, air water or spaces and buildings.
Some construction work has environmental compliance elements that are not part of a permitting process, but rather a documentation process involving some due diligence.
Common Environmental Permits
Examples of permits required before performing work are:
|Air District||Regional Water Board||City of Berkeley|
Other Owner Obligations
Examples of owner obligations that do not require a permit, but are covered under federal law and applicable to any party who may potentially claim protection from Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) liability as an innocent landowner, a bona fide prospective purchaser, or a contiguous property owner:
- Environmental site assessments
- Hazardous materials building surveys
- Excavation & soil off-haul/import
- Proper characterization of waste
Regulatory Guide for Construction Managers
EH&S created the Regulatory Guide for Construction Managers as a screening tool for building changes and construction that may have environmental, health and safety exposure impacts or agency requirements beyond fire marshal requirements.
Review the Guide and contact the EH&S construction coordinator at (510) 642-3073 or firstname.lastname@example.org to help you summarize compliance requirements specific to your project needs.