We have assisted hundreds of public agency clients navigate the complexities of environmental entitlement from project conception to operation. OHH routinely assists clients by reviewing and providing advice on CEQA and/or NEPA environmental documents for site acquisition, new construction, modernization, and project changes from preparation of environmental procedures and significance thresholds through Final Environmental Impact Reports (“EIRs”) and public hearings. From analyzing impacts to biological resources to mitigating greenhouse gas impacts, OHH has tackled it. We have successfully challenged and defended EIRs and Negative Declarations. We have extensive experience in and are well-qualified to advise public agency clients in both open and closed sessions of their governing boards on environmental matters.
We further assist our community college and school district clients in complying with the unique regulations, policies, and requirements of the California Department of Education and the Department of Toxic Substances Control for site acquisition and new construction and modernization.
We also have successfully represented our public agency clients in numerous lawsuits and claims related to environmental contamination matters, both as plaintiff and defendant. Recently, for one public agency, we achieved an eight figure settlement from a defendant resulting from the environmental contamination of public lands.