Environmental Assessment for Construction of Base-Wide Flood Control Projects, Camp Pendleton



$6 Million



Phase I 'Due Diligence'Environmental Assessments, Phase II Environmental Site Investigations, Phase III Remedial Investigation/Feasibility Study (RI/FS) Remedial Design


As prime consultant, DRC prepared and submitted an Environmental Assessment (EA), a Biological Assessment (BA), and a Cultural Technical Report (CTR), evaluating impacts for the proposed construction of base-wide flood repair projects and subsequent operations that will facilitate the ongoing mission of Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS), Camp Pendleton, CA. The scope of work included an EA and BA to address the proposed construction of several flood repair projects, an apron expansion, demolition of the fuel farm facility, and an 11,000-ft road built along the air station’s perimeter. The BA assessed the project’s direct, indirect, and cumulative impacts on all listed/proposed species and critical habitat. The BA also proposed suitable mitigation measures for all impacts to federally listed or proposed endangered species and their habitats to lower project impacts below a level of significance. Its level of detail met all requirements of the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (as amended) and the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service regulations to support a formal Section 7 Consultation, if necessary. The CTR included a records search, a pedestrian survey, a Phase I inventory study, a technical report, and a description and impact assessment of the cultural resources at each project location.