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EBA Engineering is a multi-discipline firm specializing in sustainable design for an evolving world. With over 40 years in business and the experience of thousands of projects in California and around the world, EBA has the expertise and relationships to help drive your project to a successful outcome.

EBA’s civil, environmental and geologic professionals work closely together to provide you with the depth of experience and a wealth of knowledge to tackle even your toughest project challenges. Our constant involvement with the regulatory agencies ensures that your project stays on track to meet its time and budget goals.

News: California CEQA Changes for 2013

There was a proposal in Sacramento to change California’s CEQA law significantly in 2013. It was Senate Bill 787. It initially garnered a great deal of interest in the beginning of the year, but lost support in later months. The proposed law would have made it much more difficult for 3rd parties to challenge public agency actions & determinations regarding CEQA compliance.

Instead Senate Bill 743 passed. It wasn’t as ambitious as SB 787, but some of the changes are potentially significant. It dealt mainly with transportation, in particular parking and traffic.

Its parking provisions are primarily that “aesthetics and parking impacts of a residential, mixed-use residential, or employment center project on an infill site within a transit priority area shall not be considered significant impacts on the environment.” It basically sets up something called a “transit priority area,” and states that parking impacts won’t be considered at all on infill sites in such areas. It may not be such a big issue because parking has not typically been considered an environmental issue, but is addressed in other areas of the planning process.

Similarly for traffic the law states that inside a transit priority area “automobile delay, as described solely by level of service or similar measures of vehicular capacity or traffic congestion shall not be considered a significant impact on the environment pursuant.” It represents an intriguing departure from the concept that quick automobile transit is an environmental quality right. Whether or not it will have a significant impact on promoting alternatives to automobile transit is yet to be determined.

Latest News

California CEQA Changes for 2013
Phase I Environmental Site Assessment, Part 2
California Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP)
Phase I Environmental Site Assessments, Part 1
California Subdivision Map Act

Recent Projects

Civil Engineering Project

Twin Cities Police Authority Headquarters

EBA provided civil and surveying work as a subconsultant to Glass Architects on a new police administration facility in Larkspur, California. The project was replacing an existing outdated facility on a 2-acres site adjacent to a creek and situated over an old landfill.
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EBA Provides Stormwater Management Services

EBA Engineering provides stormwater consulting and field support for compliance with California's stormwater permitting requirements.

EBA has certified QSDs and QSPs on staff who can prepare and implement your required Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP).

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Stormwater Management Project

Airfield Neighborhood Park

EBA Engineering prepared a construction Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) for the Airfield Neighborhood Park Project.

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Environmental Engineering Project

Beebe Family Ranch

Learn how EBA helped to clean-up a 100-acre ranch with over 500,000 tires dumped in a creek channel.

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