Drew Sutton is an Environmental Planner and Project Manager who has experience with California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) environmental analysis and documentation, as well as planning-oriented public outreach. Mr. Sutton’s CEQA and NEPA practice emphasizes large, complex projects ranging from flood control improvements to general plans, specific plans, large development projects, and renewable energy projects. Integrating and streamlining CEQA and NEPA review and complex regulatory permitting requirements is critical on these multi-faceted projects.
Mr. Sutton is well-versed and experienced with the CEQA statutes and State CEQA Guidelines, NEPA Council on Environmental Quality Regulations, and United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) NEPA implementing guidelines and regulations. He is also experienced with environmental permitting processes, including Federal Endangered Species Act (ESA) and California State Endangered Species Act (CESA); Sections 404 and 401 of the Clean Water Act (CWA); Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA); Section 408 of the Rivers and Harbors Act; California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) Section 1600 Permits; and numerous other Federal, State, regional, and local laws, regulations, and ordinances.