Category: Updates

CA Parks & Rec: Floating Aquatic Vegetation Control Program

Herbicide treatment of invasive floating aquatic vegetation begin on March 17, 2022 in various areas of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. Treatments may not occur in some or all sites due to weather conditions, timing restriction, and growth stage of the floating aquatic invasive plants. Spraying will be conducted weekly, Monday through Friday between the hours […]

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ESA: President’s Letter & 2022 Updates

In tandem with our expanded technical capabilities, we continue to deliver for our clients across the US as they continue in their important work of advancing resilience, climate mitigation, and critical infrastructure, all while navigating regulatory changes. This issue of ESA Connects features our ongoing work in Florida for more resilient shorelines, work with clients to set […]

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SF Bay Ferry: Passenger Experience Upgrades Coming to the Ferry

Exciting news for San Francisco Bay Ferry passengers: two major passenger experience upgrades are coming in 2022. In March, the WETA Board of Directors approved two upgrades that will be coming online in the coming months. The first is the addition of real-time predictions for our service from Swiftly, a San Francisco-based mobility company. Real-time […]

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  • Updates
  • by BPC Staff
  • onMarch 13, 2022

Inflationary Pain: California Exports Gains in January are “An Illusion”

Inflation reversed what appeared to be a modest increase in California’s merchandise export trade in January (the latest numbers available). Foreign shipments from California businesses increased 4.5% over January 2021 levels, and overall, California accounted for 9.3% of the nation’s merchandise export trade. “Unfortunately, these ‘gains’ are an illusion,” said Jock O’Connell, Beacon Economics’ International […]

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ENS Resources: Washington Policy Update 03/11/22

Facing a March 11 deadline to approve a final $1.5 trillion fiscal year 2022 spending bill that would be the first full Biden budget becoming law, the House and Senate voted to send the Omnibus Appropriations Bill to the president for enactment in the early hours of March 11.  The Senate approved the measure with sixty-three votes, […]

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Port of Redwood Hosts Music Events

  The Port of Redwood City (Port) hosted a community ribbon-cutting ceremony for the newly completed public fishing pier Thursday, March 3. The new pier replaces an old wooden pier built in the 1960s and includes sleek wire cables for optimal waterfront viewing, interpretational signage highlighting local fish species, ADA improvements and peek-a-boo decking to […]

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Downey Brand: February Infrastructure News

The California coast offers significant potential for offshore wind development that can help the state reach its renewable energy goals. Developers of wind energy projects located off the California coast will face a number of regulatory challenges, including extensive environmental review, federal and state permitting, and interconnection to the electric grid. Read More Here

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WETA Awarded Grant to Build Electric Ferry

SAN FRANCISCO – The San Francisco Bay Area Water Emergency Transportation Authority (WETA) today announced that it has been awarded $3.4 million by the U.S. Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to build a zero-emission, electric ferry to connect San Francisco’s growing Treasure Island and Mission Bay neighborhoods. “With this new funding, WETA will be able to […]

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Major Changes Underway in Clean Water Act “Navigable Waters” Regulations, With Supreme Court Review of Wetlands in the Works

US EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers have proposed new Clean Water Act regulations defining “navigable waters” (aka “waters of the United States” or WOTUS), the fourth such set of new regulations in seven years. This proposal returns to the framework of long-standing regulations dating to 1986, but with important limits on the “other […]

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