Permitting / Documentation

Relentless Accuracy

From assessment to development

MBC’s team of scientists provides clients with accurate and concise environmental impact analyses for California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documents (e.g., EIRs and EISs). These assessments have included review of local and regional scientific studies, collection of new scientific data, establishment of the environmental setting, assessment of potential impacts associated with particular projects, and, as necessary, the development of mitigation measures to reduce potentially significant impacts. Studies have included the analysis of open ocean, coastal, and wetland environments and all natural-resource groups. Examples include the preparation of biological sections of the Long Beach Naval Station Reuse EIS for the U.S. Navy and a historical review and evaluation of water quality, biological status, and human health implications of the uses of Santa Monica Bay for the Southern California Association of Governments.

MBC has also conducted numerous impact analyses and developed mitigation plans for terrestrial projects in southern California. These include the development of monitoring programs for industrial cooling water ponds in the desert and the design of wildlife habitat ponds in coastal areas. MBC personnel assist in the acquisition of appropriate permits from State and Federal regulatory agencies, and interface effectively with the public on the behalf of clients. We also assist our clients with permitting support, including: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nationwide Permits, CWA 404 permits, CWA 401 authorizations, and Rivers and Harbor Act Section 10 permits.

"MBC has conducted numerous impact analyses and developed mitigation plans for terrestrial projects in southern California."

What We Do Best:

Our Expertise

  • MNDs, EIRs and EISs
  • Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) assessments
  • Special studies
  • Mitigation measures
  • Permitting support
  • Agency interface

Permitting / Documentation


Eastern San Pedro Bay Restoration Feasibility Study

MBC's biologists are providing technical support and expertise to evaluate opportunities for providing ecosystem restoration, increased recreational opportunities and other improvements offshore of the City of Long Beach within East San Pedro Bay.

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El Segundo Power Redevelopment Project

MBC was uniquely qualified to provide marine biological data and analyses since the company has monitored the environment offshore the El Segundo Generating Station for 30 years.

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Huntington Beach Desalination Facility Analysis

MBC assisted our client by providing an assessment of the existing conditions in the marine and wetland environments in the vicinity of a proposed desalination plant located adjacent to the AES Huntington Beach Generating Station.

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Permitting / Documentation


AndersonPenna Partners
CDM Smith
El Segundo Energy Center
Los Angeles Dept. of Water and Power
Mesa Water District
Michael Baker International
Port of Los Angeles
Poseidon Water
RECON Environmental
TechComm International
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers