Master Environmental Services Contract, County of Orange, OC Public Works

UltraSystems was selected as a preferred contractor to assist the County of Orange with supplemental environmental and engineering services to meet workload demands and project scheduling requirements.

Under a three-year, on-call service contract, UltraSystems provided the following services:

  • Conducted necessary biological resource surveys;
  • Identified the extent of jurisdictional wetlands/waters of the United States, per the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (1987) Manual;
  • Established appropriate mitigation, per methods of assigning mitigation ratios for impacts;
  • Identified, evaluated, and developed mitigation plans for impacted waters and wetlands;
  • Prepared appropriate State and federal regulatory permit/agreement applications or notices; and
  • Completed initial studies and subsequent environmental documentation in compliance with     CEQA.

UltraSystems also provided biological surveys to obtain the required Clean Water Act Section 404 Permit or Nationwide Permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; the Section 1603 Streambed Alteration Agreement from the California Department of Fish and Game; Section 401 Water Quality Discharge Permit from the Regional Water Quality Control Board; and the Coastal Zone Management Consistency approval from the Coastal Commission.

A representative list of the tasks performed under this contract included:

  • Santa Ana River, Vegetation Mapping and LBV Surveys
  • O’Neill Park and Antonio Parkway Extension, Annual Arundo Monitoring
  • Modjeska Canyon, Mitigation Sites Vegetation Survey and Mapping
  • Aliso & Woods Canyon, Mitigation Sites Vegetation Surveys and Mapping
  • San Diego Creek (Between 1-405 & Campus Drive),Tree Census and Mapping
  • Sand Diego Creek (Between I-405 & Campus Drive), Vegetation Assessment and Mapping