Technical Reviews and Planning Assistance
TRA can provide a peer review for environmental documents and technical reports prepared by others. These reviews are typically conducted for a client to assess the legal adequacy of the document. TRA also provides planning assistance to local agencies such as providing guidance on a local habitat conservation plan’s effects on development permit applications, determining the appropriate level of CEQA analysis, and development of project descriptions and assessments needed for project grant applications. TRA has provided instructional seminars for public agencies submitting applications for recreational grants. TRA has also provided expert testimony on technical issues such as wastewater sludge disposal, utility lines in habitat conservation areas, and the effect of plastic pipe usage on potable water supply.