Providing On-Call Support for Various Projects
Southern California Edison On-Call Biological, Cultural/Paleontological and Water Quality Permitting | Southern California, CA
LSA is one of only two firms that provide biological, cultural/paleontological, and water quality permitting support services for a variety of on-call Southern California Edison (SCE) projects throughout the entire SCE service territory. The contract provides support in responding to short turn-around operation and maintenance issues for SCE’s Transmission and Distribution, Real Properties, Power Generation, Renewables, and Carrier Solutions Organizational Units. Projects include, but are not limited to: small capital, pole replacement, operation and maintenance, GO131D review, interconnections, cell sites, access road maintenance, vegetation clearing, water quality permit drafting, and emergency repairs due to fires, floods, and other natural events. The work includes biological assessments, sensitive species surveys, cultural surveys and evaluations, record searches, preparation of treatment plans, deteriorated pole assessments, preparing reports, pre-construction nesting bird surveys, pre-construction plant surveys, conducting tailboard meetings, construction monitoring, post-construction surveys, restoration, and permitting.
LSA has also assisted during emergencies such as when large wildfires move through an area and SCE needs to reestablish service to its customers. During these emergencies, LSA assists the field crew by documenting field conditions and making recommendations that reduce overall impacts to resources while not hindering the field crew’s ability to restore service to the public. Throughout the process, there is extensive coordination with SCE and field personnel to ensure that all pertinent information is communicated properly.