CITY OF PACIFIC GROVE

300 Forest Avenue, Pacific Grove, California 93950
AGENDA REPORT
TO: Members of the City Council
FROM: Thomas Frutchey, City Manager
MEETING DATE: September 19, 2012
SUBJECT: Agreement for the Development of Small Water Projects
CEQA:
This action does not constitute a “project” as defined by the
California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) guidelines section
15378.

RECOMMENDATION
Approve a resolution authorizing the City Manager to enter into an agreement with James
Brezack and Associates for the development of one or more small water project proposals in
response to the request by Administrative Law Judge Gary Weatherford on behalf of the
California Public Utilities Commission.

DISCUSSION
The City has a significant shortage of potable water for residential and commercial use.
Simultaneously, we currently use 100+ acre feet of potable water each year on the Golf Links
and Cemetery, send significant volumes of dry weather flows to the regional sewage treatment
plant, and capture none of the received storm water flows (other than that absorbed naturally by
trees and other plants) before they run into Monterey Bay.

As part of the California Public Utilities Commission’s (CPUC) consideration of Cal-Am’s April
23, 2012 desalination project proposal, Adminstrative Law Judge Gary Weatherford, acting on
behalf of the Commission, ruled on August 29 that:
“California-American Water Company (Cal-Am) is directed to seriously consider in good
faith any public agency proposal for direct participation in the Monterey Peninsula Water
Supply Project (MPWSP) that is feasible and sufficiently developed to allow implemen-
tation in a timely manner and that is made by October 1, 2012. Cal-Am shall file a
compliance progress report on the status of any such deliberations by October 26, 2012.”

Thus, to the extent that another project could deliver a portion of the Peninsula’s needed water
more cost-effectively than the proposed project, the Judge has ruled that it should be fully open
for serious consideration by Cal-Am, who has the franchise to supply potable water to all
properties in Pacific Grove.



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The City has been working intermittently for the past several years on a number of different
small water supply projects that could reduce the use of potable water at the Golf Links and
Cemetery, provide water credits for use by existing or new development, make use of our dry
weather flows, or capture some of the strorm water flows. We have had staff-level discussions
with Cal-Am and others concerning these projects.

Recent developments—such as the zoning change proposal for the Holman Hotel site, as well as
the State Water Resources Control Board’s March 20 decision regarding special protection of the
Areas of Special Biological Significance (ASBS)—add heightened need to consider ways of
more effectively using the large volume of non-potable water available to the community.

The City does not have the in-house expertise to fully flesh out one or more of these ideas for the
October 1 deadline. After considering several different firms, staff has selected James Bresack
& Associates, as a result of their specialized expertise, as well as their familiarity with many of
the issues and stakeholders on the Peninsula, to assist us.

Given the extremely short time provided for proposal development, staff and the consultant team
are already at work to accomplish all progress that is achieveable before October 1, and also
intend to continue to develop the proposal(s), in consultation with Cal-Am, right up until the
October 26 deadline.

This effort is entirely independent of our joint effort with Moss Landing Commercial Ventures to
develop a proposal for the Peoples Desal Project, as well as our joint effort with the other cities
in the Water Authority to develop a Cal-Am project governance proposal, both of which we will
also be submitting to Cal-Am by October 1.

FISCAL IMPACT
Unknown; to the extent that any of the new water is able to be dedicated (or used in exchange for
water dedicated) to the prospective Holman Hotel, then Presidian will reimburse the City.

ATTACHMENTS
1. Selected pages from Judge Weatherford’s Directives and Ruling on 8/29/12
2. Resolution
3. Proposed Agreement

RESPECTFULLY SUBMITTED:

_____________________________
Thomas Frutchey
City Manager

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Attachment 1
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Application of California-American Water
Company (U210W) for Approval of the
Monterey Peninsula Water Supply Project
and Authorization to Recover All•..J' ... c.ccn"''-1-
and Future Costs in Rates.
08-29-12
03:00PM
Application 12-04-019
(Filed April23, 2012)
ADMINISTRATIVE LAW JUDGE'S DIRECTIVES
RULING CONCERNING
OFFICIAL NOTICE
1.
This ruling addresses motions to modify the Scoping Memo and Ruling
and for official notice, revises the schedule of the proceedings, directs that certain
actions be taken by the Applicant, schedules the next workshop, and notifies the
parties of the Administrative Law Judge's (ALJ) intention to seek the
collaboration of the State Water Resources Control Board concerning the slant
well water rights issue and to recommend a resolution of the preen1ption issue
through a Proposed Decision.
Motions are pending bearing on the scope and schedule of the proceeding.
request for official notice is also pending. Areas of legitimate inquiry and
concern arose the July 26-27, 2012 Workshop that warrant further
consideration. The schedules for the Certificate of Public Convenience and
Necessity (CPCN) and California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) tracks
need to be coordinated. The threshold issue of whether Commission authority
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suggestions made at the July 26-27 Workshop.
The revised schedule follows.
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January 16 (2 p.m.
and 7 p.m), 2013
March 8, 2013
April2-11, 2013
May 24,2013
June 7, 2013
November-
2013
Dece1nber, 2013-
Januar , 2014
Testimony
Public Participation
Hearings, Monterey
Testimony
Cal-Am Reply
Testimon
Evidentiary Hearings,
CPUC hearing room,
San Francisco, CA
Common Outline
Proposed Decision
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Commission action on
Pro osed Decision
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November
2013
Continue work
on Draft EIR
circulated for
comment
Final EIR
published
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July 2012
Legal Division and Ravi Kumra of the Division of Water and Audits, addressed a
wide of issues, some of which are best further explored sooner than
in
While the Application contemplates some complementary public agency
and aquifer storage recovery),
may be opportunities one or more public agencies to have a direct role
Monterey Peninsula Water Supply Project itself. The idea of a private-public
partnership in the area of financing was floated in the Workshop, for example.
Other areas of possible collaboration may exist, it is reasonable to consider
those to the extent that they are feasible and sufficiently developed to allow
implementation in a timely manner. While Cal-Am may believe that the window
for altering the project to include public agency participation has closed, Cal-Am
should be open to and seriously consider in good faith any public agency
proposal for direct theMPWSP to it no
October 1, 2012. Any such proposals must be adequately detailed to show that
they are technically, legally and economically feasible. Cal-Am shall file a
progress compliance report by October 26, 2012 on any public agency
participation proposals.
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Topics covered were demand projections; available water supply; project sizing, costs
and ratepayer impacts; project governance; and contingency planning in light of
possible impediments to project completion and to meeting the December 2016
deadline. The workshop was video-taped and is viewable by scrolling down to "CPUC
Workshop- Technical Issues in Cal-Am Request for Water Supply Project, July 26 and
27, 2012" at this website address: http://www.californiaadmin.com/cpuc.shtml.
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1. statement of of proceeding
to read:
Is the proposed Monterey Peninsula Water Supply Project
• required for public convenience and necessity
• and a reasonable and prudent means of securing
replacement water for the Monterey District of Cal-Am;
would the 01"-:•n..-,,""'
interest?
The schedule of the proceeding is modified as set out on pages 8-9 of this
ruling.
3. California-American Water Company (Cal-Am) is directed to seriously
consider in good faith any public agency proposal for direct participation in the
Monterey Peninsula Water Supply Project (MPWSP) that is feasible and
sufficiently developed to allow implementation in a timely manner and that is
made by October 1, 2012. Cal-Am shall file a compliance progress report on the
status of any such deliberations by October 26, 2012.
4. Parties interested in the subjects of the December 11-13,2012 workshop
(project cost, cost impacts of contingencies, and related financial modeling) are
encouraged to develop jointly, under Cal-Am's leadership, a financial model, or
optional models, that can be used for computing revenue requirements for the
project (taking into account contingency costs). is directed to a
compliance report on that model, or models, by November 15,2012 and to join
with the participating parties in sharing the analysis underlying the model or
models at that workshop.
In a separate Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) ruling, Cal-Am will soon be
directed to develop reasonably detailed contingency plans in regards to select
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RESOLUTION NO. 12-

WITH BREZACK & ASSOCIATES FOR THE DEVELOPMENT AND
INITIAL FEASIBILITY ANALYSIS OF UP OF TO FOUR WATER
PROJECTS

FINDINGS

1. The City has a significant shortage of potable water for residential and commercial use.
Simultaneously, we currently use 100+ acre feet of potable water each year on the Golf
Links and Cemetery, send significant volumes of dry weather flows to the regional
sewage treatment plant, and capture none of the received storm water flows (other than
that absorbed naturally by trees and other plants) before they run into Monterey Bay.

2. As part of the California Public Utilities Commission’s (CPUC) consideration of Cal-
Am’s April 23, 2012 desalination project proposal, Adminstrative Law Judge Gary
Weatherford, acting on behalf of the Commission, directed on August 29 that the
California-American Water Company (Cal-Am) seriously consider in good faith any
public agency proposal for direct participation in the Monterey Peninsula Water Supply
Project (MPWSP) that is feasible and sufficiently developed to allow implemen-tation in
a timely manner and that is made by October 1, 2012.

3. The City has been working intermittently for the past several years on a number of
different small water supply projects that could reduce the use of potable water at the
Golf Links and Cemetery, provide water credits for use by existing or new development,
make use of our dry weather flows, or capture some of the strorm water flows. We have
had staff-level discussions with Cal-Am and others concerning these projects.

4. Recent developments—such as the zoning change proposal for the Holman Hotel site, as
well as the State Water Resources Control Board’s March 20 decision regarding special
protection of the Areas of Special Biological Significance (ASBS)—add heightened need
to consider ways of more effectively using the large volume of non-potable water
available to the community.

5. The City does not have the in-house expertise to fully flesh out one or more of these ideas
for the October 1 deadline. After considering several different firms, staff has selected
James Bresack & Associates, as a result of their specialized expertise, as well as their
familiarity with many of the issues and stakeholders on the Peninsula, to assist us.

6. Given the extremely short time provided for proposal development, staff and the
consultant team are already at work to accomplish all progress that is achieveable before
October 1, and also intend to continue to develop the proposal(s), in consultation with
Cal-Am, right up until the October 26 deadline.

7. The City considered several different firms for this project, preferring James Brezack
& Associates, due to their subject matter expertise and familiarity with the critical
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water supply situation and involved parties in Monterey County.

8. The Funding for this project will be appropriated in a budget amendment, as well as shall
be all associated revenues, to the extent that the City is repaid for these expenses.

9. This action is not a project under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA)
under Class 1, Article 19, Section 15301(b). Existing facilities, this states that Class 1
includes maintenance of existing public facilities.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE
CITY OF PACIFIC GROVE:

1. The foregoing Findings set forth above, and by this reference incorporates each as an
integral part of this Resolution.

2. The City Manager is authorized to execute all documents and to perform all other
necessary City acts to enter into an agreement with Brezack & Associates for the
development and initial feasibility analysis of up to four water projects in an amount
not to exceed $35,000.

3. This Resolution shall become effective immediately following passage and adoption
hereof.

PASSED AND ADOPTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PACIFIC GROVE this
19th day of September, 2012, by the following vote:

AYES:
NOES:
ABSENT:
APPROVED:



CARMELITA GARCIA, Mayor

ATTEST:




ANN CAMEL, Interim City Clerk

APPROVED AS TO FORM:




DAVID C. LAREDO, City Attorney
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CITY OF PACIFIC GROVE AGREEMENT FOR PROFESSIONAL SERVICES
(MORE THAN $15,000)*

This Professional Services Agreement (“Agreement”) is made by and between the City of Pacific Grove, a
political subdivision of the State of California (hereinafter “City”) and James Brezack and Associates
(hereinafter “CONTRACTOR”).

In consideration of the mutual covenants and conditions set forth in this Agreement, the parties agree as
follows:

1. SERVICES TO BE PROVIDED. The City hereby engages CONTRACTOR to perform, and
CONTRACTOR hereby agrees to perform, the services described in Exhibit A in conformity with the terms of
this Agreement. The services are generally described as follows: Assist the City in the development and
initial feasibility analysis of up to four water supply projects, with the results formatted for submission to
Cal-Am and the California Public Utility Commission.

2. PAYMENTS BY CITY. City shall pay the CONTRACTOR in accordance with the payment provisions
set forth in Exhibit A, subject to the limitations set forth in this Agreement. The total amount payable by City
to CONTRACTOR under this Agreement shall not exceed the sum of $35,000.

3. TERM OF AGREEMENT. The term of this Agreement is from September 20, 2012 to December 31,
2012, unless sooner terminated pursuant to the terms of this Agreement. This Agreement is of no force or effect
until signed by both CONTRACTOR and City and with City signing last, and CONTRACTOR may not
commence work before City signs this Agreement.

4. ADDITIONAL PROVISIONS/EXHIBITS. The following attached exhibits are incorporated herein by
reference and constitute a part of this Agreement:

Exhibit A Scope of Services/Payment Provisions

5. PERFORMANCE STANDARDS.
5.01. CONTRACTOR warrants that CONTRACTOR and CONTRACTOR’s agents, employees, and
subcontractors performing services under this Agreement are specially trained, experienced, competent, and
appropriately licensed to perform the work and deliver the services required under this Agreement and are not
employees of the City, or immediate family of an employee of the City.

5.02. CONTRACTOR, its agents, employees, and subcontractors shall perform all work in a safe and
skillful manner and in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations. All work performed under this
Agreement that is required by law to be performed or supervised by licensed personnel shall be performed in
accordance with such licensing requirements.

5.03. CONTRACTOR shall furnish, at its own expense, all materials, equipment, and personnel necessary
to carry out the terms of this Agreement, except as otherwise specified in this Agreement. CONTRACTOR
shall not use City premises, property (including equipment, instruments, or supplies) or personnel for any
purpose other than in the performance of its obligations under this Agreement.




*Approved by City Council on ____________________________.

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6. PAYMENT CONDITIONS.
6.01. CONTRACTOR shall submit to the Contract Administrator an invoice on a form acceptable to City.
If not otherwise specified, the CONTRACTOR may submit such invoice periodically or at the completion of
services, but in any event, not later than 30 days after completion of services. The invoice shall set forth the
amounts claimed by CONTRACTOR for the previous period, together with an itemized basis for the amounts
claimed, and such other information pertinent to the invoice as the City may require. The Contract
Administrator or his or her designee shall certify the invoice, either in the requested amount or in such other
amount as the City approves in conformity with this Agreement, and shall promptly submit such invoice to the
City Auditor-Controller for payment. The City Auditor-Controller shall pay the amount certified within 30 days
of receiving the certified invoice.

6.02. CONTRACTOR shall not receive reimbursement for travel expenses unless set forth in this
Agreement.

7. TERMINATION.
7.01. During the term of this Agreement, the City may terminate the Agreement for any reason by giving
written notice of termination to the CONTRACTOR at least thirty (30) days prior to the effective date of
termination. Such notice shall set forth the effective date of termination. In the event of such termination, the
amount payable under this Agreement shall be reduced in proportion to the services provided prior to the date of
termination.

7.02. The City may cancel and terminate this Agreement for good cause effective immediately upon written
notice to CONTRACTOR. “Good cause” includes the failure of CONTRACTOR to perform the required
services at the time and in the manner provided under this Agreement. If City terminates this Agreement for
good cause, the City may be relieved of the payment of any consideration to CONTRACTOR, and the City may
proceed with the work in any manner which City deems proper. The cost to the City shall be deducted from any
sum due the CONTRACTOR under this Agreement.

8. INDEMNIFICATION. CONTRACTOR shall indemnify, defend, and hold harmless the City, its officers,
agents, and employees, from and against any and all claims, liabilities, and losses whatsoever (including
damages to property and injuries to or death of persons, court costs, and reasonable attorneys’ fees) occurring or
resulting to any and all persons, firms or corporations furnishing or supplying work, services, materials, or
supplies in connection with the performance of this Agreement, and from any and all claims, liabilities, and
losses occurring or resulting to any person, firm, or corporation for damage, injury, or death arising out of or
connected with the CONTRACTOR’s performance of this Agreement, unless such claims, liabilities, or losses
arise out of the sole negligence or willful misconduct of the City. “CONTRACTOR’s performance” includes
CONTRACTOR’s action or inaction and the action or inaction of CONTRACTOR’s officers, employees,
agents and subcontractors.

9. INSURANCE.
9.01. Insurance Coverage Requirements: Without limiting CONTRACTOR’s duty to indemnify,
CONTRACTOR shall maintain in effect throughout the term of this Agreement a policy or policies of insurance
with the following minimum limits of liability:

Commercial general liability insurance, including but not limited to premises and operations, including
coverage for Bodily Injury and Property Damage, Personal Injury, Contractual Liability, Broadform Property
Damage, Independent Contractors, Products and Completed Operations, with a combined single limit for Bodily
Injury and Property Damage of not less than $1,000,000 per occurrence.
‰ Exemption/Modification (Justification attached; subject to approval).

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Business automobile liability insurance, covering all motor vehicles, including owned, leased, non-owned, and
hired vehicles, used in providing services under this Agreement, with a combined single limit for Bodily Injury
and Property Damage of not less than $1,000,000 per occurrence.
‰ Exemption/Modification (Justification attached; subject to approval).

Workers’ Compensation Insurance, if CONTRACTOR employs others in the performance of this Agreement, in
accordance with California Labor Code section 3700 and with Employer’s Liability limits not less than
$1,000,000 each person, $1,000,000 each accident and $1,000,000 each disease.
‰ Exemption/Modification (Justification attached; subject to approval).

Professional liability insurance, if required for the professional services being provided, (e.g., those persons
authorized by a license to engage in a business or profession regulated by the California Business and
Professions Code), in the amount of not less than $1,000,000 per claim and $2,000,000 in the aggregate, to
cover liability for malpractice or errors or omissions made in the course of rendering professional services. If
professional liability insurance is written on a “claims-made” basis rather than an occurrence basis, the
CONTRACTOR shall, upon the expiration or earlier termination of this Agreement, obtain extended reporting
coverage (“tail coverage”) with the same liability limits. Any such tail coverage shall continue for at least three
years following the expiration or earlier termination of this Agreement.
‰ Exemption/Modification (Justification attached; subject to approval).

9.02. Other Insurance Requirements. All insurance required by this Agreement shall be with a company
acceptable to the City and issued and executed by an admitted insurer authorized to transact Insurance business
in the State of California. Unless otherwise specified by this Agreement, all such insurance shall be written on
an occurrence basis, or, if the policy is not written on an occurrence basis, such policy with the coverage
required herein shall continue in effect for a period of three years following the date CONTRACTOR completes
its performance of services under this Agreement.

Each liability policy shall provide that the City shall be given notice in writing at least thirty days in
advance of any endorsed reduction in coverage or limit, cancellation, or intended non-renewal thereof. Each
policy shall provide coverage for Contractor and additional insureds with respect to claims arising from each
subcontractor, if any, performing work under this Agreement, or be accompanied by a certificate of insurance
from each subcontractor showing each subcontractor has identical insurance coverage to the above
requirements.

Commercial general liability and automobile liability policies shall provide an endorsement naming the
City of Pacific Grove, its officers, agents, and employees as Additional Insureds with respect to liability arising
out of the CONTRACTOR’S work, including ongoing and completed operations, and shall further provide that
such insurance is primary insurance to any insurance or self-insurance maintained by the City and that the
insurance of the Additional Insureds shall not be called upon to contribute to a loss covered by the
CONTRACTOR’S insurance. The required endorsement form for Commercial General Liability Additional
Insured is ISO Form CG 20 10 11-85 or CG 20 10 10 01 in tandem with CG 20 37 10 01 (2000). The required
endorsement form for Automobile Additional Insured endorsement is ISO Form CA 20 48 02 99.

Prior to the execution of this Agreement by the City, CONTRACTOR shall file certificates of insurance
with the City’s contract administrator and City’s Contracts/Purchasing Division, showing that the
CONTRACTOR has in effect the insurance required by this Agreement. The CONTRACTOR shall file a new
or amended certificate of insurance within five calendar days after any change is made in any insurance policy
which would alter the information on the certificate then on file. Acceptance or approval of insurance shall in
no way modify or change the indemnification clause in this Agreement, which shall continue in full force and
effect.
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CONTRACTOR shall at all times during the term of this Agreement maintain in force the insurance
coverage required under this Agreement and shall send, without demand by City, annual certificates to City’s
Contract Administrator and City’s Contracts/Purchasing Division. If the certificate is not received by the
expiration date, City shall notify CONTRACTOR and CONTRACTOR shall have five calendar days to send in
the certificate, evidencing no lapse in coverage during the interim. Failure by CONTRACTOR to maintain such
insurance is a default of this Agreement which entitles City, at its sole discretion, to terminate this Agreement
immediately.

10. RECORDS AND CONFIDENTIALITY.
10.01. Confidentiality. CONTRACTOR and its officers, employees, agents, and subcontractors shall
comply with any and all federal, state, and local laws which provide for the confidentiality of records and other
information. CONTRACTOR shall not disclose any confidential records or other confidential information
received from the City or prepared in connection with the performance of this Agreement, unless City
specifically permits CONTRACTOR to disclose such records or information. CONTRACTOR shall promptly
transmit to City any and all requests for disclosure of any such confidential records or information.
CONTRACTOR shall not use any confidential information gained by CONTRACTOR in the performance of
this Agreement except for the sole purpose of carrying out CONTRACTOR’s obligations under this Agreement.

10.02. City Records. When this Agreement expires or terminates, CONTRACTOR shall return to City any
City records which CONTRACTOR used or received from City to perform services under this Agreement.

10.03. Maintenance of Records. CONTRACTOR shall prepare, maintain, and preserve all reports and
records that may be required by federal, state, and City rules and regulations related to services performed under
this Agreement. CONTRACTOR shall maintain such records for a period of at least three years after receipt of
final payment under this Agreement. If any litigation, claim, negotiation, audit exception, or other action
relating to this Agreement is pending at the end of the three year period, then CONTRACTOR shall retain said
records until such action is resolved.

10.04. Access to and Audit of Records. The City shall have the right to examine, monitor and audit all
records, documents, conditions, and activities of the CONTRACTOR and its subcontractors related to services
provided under this Agreement. Pursuant to Government Code section 8546.7, if this Agreement involves the
expenditure of public funds in excess of $10,000, the parties to this Agreement may be subject, at the request of
the City or as part of any audit of the City, to the examination and audit of the State Auditor pertaining to
matters connected with the performance of this Agreement for a period of three years after final payment under
the Agreement.

10.05. Royalties and Inventions. City shall have a royalty-free, exclusive and irrevocable license to
reproduce, publish, and use, and authorize others to do so, all original computer programs, writings, sound
recordings, pictorial reproductions, drawings, and other works of similar nature produced in the course of or
under this Agreement. CONTRACTOR shall not publish any such material without the prior written approval of
City.

11. NON-DISCRIMINATION. During the performance of this Agreement, CONTRACTOR, and its
subcontractors, shall not unlawfully discriminate against any person because of race, religious creed, color, sex,
national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, marital status, age (over 40),
or sexual orientation, either in CONTRACTOR’s employment practices or in the furnishing of services to
recipients. CONTRACTOR shall ensure that the evaluation and treatment of its employees and applicants for
employment and all persons receiving and requesting services are free of such discrimination. CONTRACTOR
and any subcontractor shall, in the performance of this Agreement, fully comply with all federal, state, and local
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laws and regulations which prohibit discrimination. The provision of services primarily or exclusively to such
target population as may be designated in this Agreement shall not be deemed to be prohibited discrimination.

12. COMPLIANCE WITH TERMS OF STATE OR FEDERAL GRANT. If this Agreement has been or
will be funded with monies received by the City pursuant to a contract with the state or federal government in
which the City is the grantee, CONTRACTOR will comply with all the provisions of said contract, to the extent
applicable to CONTRACTOR as a subgrantee under said contract, and said provisions shall be deemed a part of
this Agreement, as though fully set forth herein. Upon request, City will deliver a copy of said contract to
CONTRACTOR, at no cost to CONTRACTOR.

13. INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR. In the performance of work, duties, and obligations under this
Agreement, CONTRACTOR is at all times acting and performing as an independent contractor and not as an
employee of the City. No offer or obligation of permanent employment with the City or particular City
department or agency is intended in any manner, and CONTRACTOR shall not become entitled by virtue of
this Agreement to receive from City any form of employee benefits including but not limited to sick leave,
vacation, retirement benefits, workers’ compensation coverage, insurance or disability benefits.
CONTRACTOR shall be solely liable for and obligated to pay directly all applicable taxes, including federal
and state income taxes and social security, arising out of CONTRACTOR’s performance of this Agreement. In
connection therewith, CONTRACTOR shall defend, indemnify, and hold City harmless from any and all
liability which City may incur because of CONTRACTOR’s failure to pay such taxes.

14. NOTICES. Notices required under this Agreement shall be delivered personally or by first-class, postage
pre-paid mail to the City’s and CONTRACTOR’S contract administrators at the addresses listed below:

FOR CITY:

FOR CONTRACTOR:
Thomas Frutchey James Brezack
City Manager President
Name and Title

Name and Title
300 Forest Avenue
Pacific Grove, CA 93950
3000 Citrus Circle, Suite 210
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Address Address

(831) 648-3181 (925) 478-8520
Phone Phone





15. MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS.
15.01. Conflict of Interest. CONTRACTOR represents that it presently has no interest and agrees not to
acquire any interest during the term of this Agreement which would directly or indirectly conflict in any manner
or to any degree with the full and complete performance of the professional services required to be rendered
under this Agreement.

15.02. Amendment. This Agreement may be amended or modified only by an instrument in writing signed
by the City and the CONTRACTOR.

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15.03. Waiver. Any waiver of any terms and conditions of this Agreement must be in writing and signed
by the City and the CONTRACTOR. A waiver of any of the terms and conditions of this Agreement shall not
be construed as a waiver of any other terms or conditions in this Agreement.

15.04. Contractor. The term “CONTRACTOR” as used in this Agreement includes CONTRACTOR’s
officers, agents, and employees acting on CONTRACTOR’s behalf in the performance of this Agreement.

15.05. Disputes. CONTRACTOR shall continue to perform under this Agreement during any dispute.
Contractor and the CITY hereby agree to make good faith efforts to resolve disputes as quickly as possible. In
the event any dispute arising from or related to this Agreement results in litigation or arbitration, the prevailing
party shall be entitled to recover all reasonable costs incurred, including court costs, attorney fees, expenses
for expert witnesses (whether or not called to testify), expenses for accountants or appraisers (whether or not
called to testify), and other related expenses. Recovery of these expenses shall be as additional costs
awarded to the prevailing party, and shall not require initiation of a separate legal proceeding.

15.06. Assignment and Subcontracting. The CONTRACTOR shall not assign, sell, or otherwise
transfer its interest or obligations in this Agreement without the prior written consent of the City. None of the
services covered by this Agreement shall be subcontracted without the prior written approval of the City.
Notwithstanding any such subcontract, CONTRACTOR shall continue to be liable for the performance of all
requirements of this Agreement.

15.07. Successors and Assigns. This Agreement and the rights, privileges, duties, and obligations of the
City and CONTRACTOR under this Agreement, to the extent assignable or delegable, shall be binding upon
and inure to the benefit of the parties and their respective successors, permitted assigns, and heirs.

15.08. Compliance with Applicable Law. The parties shall comply with all applicable federal, state, and
local laws and regulations in performing this Agreement.

15.09. Headings. The headings are for convenience only and shall not be used to interpret the terms of this
Agreement.

15.10. Time is of the Essence. Time is of the essence in each and all of the provisions of this Agreement.

15.11. Governing Law. This Agreement shall be governed by and interpreted under the laws of the State of
California.

15.12. Non-exclusive Agreement. This Agreement is non-exclusive and both City and CONTRACTOR
expressly reserve the right to contract with other entities for the same or similar services.

15.13. Construction of Agreement. The City and CONTRACTOR agree that each party has fully
participated in the review and revision of this Agreement and that any rule of construction to the effect that
ambiguities are to be resolved against the drafting party shall not apply in the interpretation of this Agreement
or any amendment to this Agreement.

15.14. Counterparts. This Agreement may be executed in two or more counterparts, each of which shall be
deemed an original, but all of which together shall constitute one and the same Agreement.

15.15. Authority. Any individual executing this Agreement on behalf of the City or the CONTRACTOR
represents and warrants hereby that he or she has the requisite authority to enter into this Agreement on behalf
of such party and bind the party to the terms and conditions of this Agreement.

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15.16. Integration. This Agreement, including the exhibits any documents incorporated by reference,
represent the entire Agreement between the City and the CONTRACTOR with respect to the subject matter of
this Agreement and shall supersede all prior negotiations, representations, or agreements, either written or oral,
between the City and the CONTRACTOR as of the effective date of this Agreement, which is the date that the
City signs the Agreement.

15.17. Interpretation of Conflicting Provisions. In the event of any conflict or inconsistency between
the provisions of this Agreement and the Provisions of any exhibit or other attachment to this Agreement, the
provisions of this Agreement shall prevail and control.

15.18 Severability. If any of the provisions contained in the Contract are held illegal, invalid, or
unenforceable, the enforceability of the remaining provisions shall not be impaired thereby. Limitations of
liability and indemnities shall survive termination of the Contract for any cause. If a part of this Contract is
valid, all valid parts that are severable from the invalid part remain in effect. If a part of this
Contract is invalid in one or more of its applications, the part remains in effect in all valid applications that are
severable from the invalid applications.




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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, City and CONTRACTOR have executed this Agreement as of the day and year
written below.

CITY OF PACIFIC GROVE CONTRACTOR

By:
Purchasing Manager
Date: Contractor’s Business Name*

By:

Department Head (if applicable) By:
Date: (Signature of Chair, President, or
Vice-President)*




Name and Title
Date:

Approved as to Form

By:

City Attorney By:
Date:
(Signature of Secretary, Asst. Secretary, CFO, or
Asst. Treasurer)*


Approved as to Fiscal Provisions

Name and Title

By:
Date:
Auditor/Controller
Date:


Approved as to Liability Provisions

By:

Risk Management
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Date:

City Board of Supervisors’ Agreement Number:______________________________.

*INSTRUCTIONS: If CONTRACTOR is a corporation, including limited liability and non-profit corporations, the full
legal name of the corporation shall be set forth above together with the signatures of two specified officers. If
CONTRACTOR is a partnership, the name of the partnership shall be set forth above together with the signature of a
partner who has authority to execute this Agreement on behalf of the partnership. If CONTRACTOR is contracting in an
individual capacity, the individual shall set forth the name of the business, if any, and shall personally sign the Agreement.



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Approval by Risk Management is necessary only if changes are made in paragraph 8 or 9.
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ATTACHMENT A
Professional Consulting Services
City of Pacific Grove
Alternative Water Supply Study

Page 1 of 2
20120912_AttachmentA.docx
I. PROJECT UNDERSTANDING
Brezack & Associates Planning, LLC (CONSULTANT) understands the City of Pacific Grove
(CITY) desires to complete a review of four water supply projects as alternatives that can be put
forth to the California Coastal Commission as “Public Agency Participation Proposals”.
CONSULTANT understands that work on the Public Agency Participation Proposal must be
completed to a level sufficient for serious consideration by the California Public Utilities
Commission (CPUC) and thereafter for consideration in the Monterey Peninsula Water Supply
Project. CONSULTANT also understands that time is of the essence with this work and that any
such new proposal for water supply alternatives must be submitted to the CPUC before October
1, 2012.
CONSULTANT understands that the CITY has retained special council for this project.
Throughout this proposal where CONSULTANT references CITY, it is intended to include
special council.
II. PROPOSED SCOPE OF SERVICES
CONSULTANT will assist the CITY in the development and preliminary feasibility analysis of
up to four water supply projects. CONSULTANT will gather available information from the
CITY useful to the project. CONSULTANT will meet with CITY representatives in a project
kick-off meeting to initiate the project, identify communication protocols and collect background
information. CONSULTAN will develop with the CITY a common understanding of the capacity
goals and objectives of the project that can be applied to each of the water supply alternatives.
For the purposes of this scope of services and its associated budget, CONSULTANT will conduct
the following investigations and makes assumptions as specified below for the performance of
this work:
1. CONSUTANT will prepare a technical memorandum in draft and final forms for review
by the CITY and for the CITY to submit to the CPUC.
2. The technical memorandum will present a preliminary level of engineering, planning, and
financial investigation of each of the water supply alternatives. Graphics will be
developed to identify the major facilities within each alternative, and accompanying
narrative descriptions of each alternative will be prepared. Capacities of each of the
facilities will also be preliminary in nature and subject to future engineering refinements.
3. CONSULTANT will consider the need for new infrastructure, rehabilitation and or
reprogramming of existing to obtain adequate water supplies, treat water sufficient for
intended irrigation and or domestic potable uses, store water seasonally, and distribute
water for use. As appropriate to the end use and quality of the water (graywater,
stormwater, reclaimed wastewater, domestic potable, etc.) CONSULTANT will evaluate
end use opportunities, restrictions and site retrofits, as appropriate.
4. CONSULTANT will prepare a preliminary review of potential environmental effects
associated with each water supply alternative. CONSULTANTs environmental review
will not meet the strict requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act
(CEQA); however, CONSULTANT intends to use the Office of Planning and Research
(OPR) Appendix G Initial Study Checklist as its guideline for its environmental review.
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CONSULTANTs goal is to identify obvious significant unavoidable impacts and
potential mitigation requirements. CONSULTANT will consider both construction-
related and operation effects of the proposed project facilities.
5. CONSULTANT will make a regulatory permitting review for the major facilities
associated with each water supply alternative. CONSULTANT will consider the potential
for the need to obtain permits from local, state and federal agencies including the
Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, California Public Utilities Commission,
California Coastal Commission, Regional Water Quality Control Board, State Lands
Commission, U. S. Army Corps of Engineers (ACE), California Department of Public
Health, California Department of Fish and Game, National Marine Fisheries Service, U.
S. Fish and Wildlife Services, Monterey County, etc.
6. CONSULTANT will identify preliminary capital, operational and unit water cost
estimates. Cost estimation will incorporate conclusions of previous work by others in the
region as well as rules of thumb for the construction of pipeline, storage and treatment
facilities (e.g. dollars per gallon treated, foot of installed pipeline or gallons of storage).
CONSULTANT will identify as appropriate state and federal funding opportunities that
may be available to the CITY for the construction of the water supply alternatives.
7. CONSULTANT will coordinate closely with CITY to incorporate a review of the existing
and potentially required institutional agreements with other regional entities that may be
required for each of the water supply alternatives.

III. PROFESSIONAL FEES
Attachment B provides the professional service fees for the above work. For simplicity,
CONSULTANT has described the project budget as one complete task.


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ATTACHMENT B
Budget for Professional Services
City of Pacific Grove
Alternative Water Supply Study
20120912 PG Att_B.xlsb
225.00 $ 175.00 $ 175.00 $ 75.00 $
J. Brezack J. Keene R. Thomas D. Platt TOTAL TOTAL
Phase Number/Name (Proj. Director) (CEQA) (Proj. Eng.)(Proj Coordin)HRS. Prof. Fees
1Alternative Water Supply Study 70 50 50 24 194 35,050.00 $
TOTAL LABOR BUDGET 70 50 50 24 194 35,050.00 $
REIMBURSABLE EXPENSES
1
Travel 120.00 $
Delivery & Supplies 25.00 $
TOTAL REIMBURSABLE EXPENSES 145.00 $
TOTAL BUDGET 35,195.00 $
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James Brezack
President & Project Director
James Brezack has more than 25 years of experience in water
resources and wastewater planning, including the master planning and
design of water, sewer, water supply, and recycled water facilities. He
is experienced in all phases of CEQA compliance requirements, and in
the interpretation of state and federal environmental policies. Through
his project experience, he has developed expertise in environmental
planning and regulatory compliance for projects involving California
utilities. He also has established relationships with state and federal
funding agencies and has played a key role as a grant writer and
principal investigator for assisting public agencies in securing
additional project funds through the grant process, including work on
several recycled water projects.
Relevant Experience:
Devils Slide Tunnel East Pipeline Alignment SWPPP – San
Mateo County, CA
Project Director responsible for the review in development of a
construction SWPPP. Provided onsite SWPPP training, selection of
BMPs, coordination of NOI, identification of regulatory agency and
permit condition and the overall implementation of mitigation and
compliance obligation.
Devils Slide Tunnel West Pipeline Alignment Circulation Pump
Station – Pacifica, CA
Project Director responsible for agency coordination, application and
negotiations for an exemption to Coastal Development Permit.
Anaheim Transportation Network (ATN) – Anaheim, CA
Project Director responsible for the review of storm water compliance
requirements for the ATN Bus Maintenance Facility. Review included
identification of SWPPP and MS4 obligations as well as other
regulatory obligations for SCAQMD.
Arantine Hills Water Supply Assessment (WSA)—California &
Bluestone Communities, City of Corona, Riverside County, CA
Subconsultant to ICF International. Mr. Brezack served as lead
investigator for the development of a Water Supply Assessment (WSA)
pursuant to the requirements of California Senate Bill SB610 for the
proposed Arantine Hills Specific Plan Area. The WSA was completed
on time, adopted by the City, and included in the project
Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for public circulation and
Years of Experience: 25
Education:
M.S., Environmental Science,
University of Michigan,
1984
B.S., Biology, Utah State
University, 1983
A.A.S., Paul Smiths College,
1980
Instructional Service:
University of California,
Davis.
Instructor: Water Supply
and Conservation
Planning in California,
2010
Professional Certifications:
LEED Green Associate, 2011
Professional Affiliations:
American Water Works
Association
Water Environment
Federation
Western Coalition of Arid
States, Past Director and
Budget Committee Chair,
Department of Agriculture
California Water Pollution
Control Association
Professional Training:
Level II of the CELSOC 2004
Future Leaders Program
13-hr AMI - Advanced
Leadership Development
2004
45-hr AMI Leadership
Development 2003


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evaluation of the project’s potential environmental effects. The proposed 250-acre development includes
1,402 detached and attached single-family homes and multi-family dwelling units in a master-planned
community of residential, commercial, mixed-use, open space, and recreation developments. Total
anticipated water demand is approximately 700 acre-feet per year. The WSA was prepared to evaluate
water demands and supplies pursuant to the requirements of California Water Code (CWC) §10910-
10915. The City of Corona Department of Water and Power (DWP) provided retail potable and recycled
water supplies. The City manages its groundwater resources and receives imported water from Western
Municipal Water District. The City produces recycled water, groundwater, and groundwater renovation at
its Temescal Basin Desalter. The WSA quantifies water demands of the existing agricultural land use and
the proposed Project. The evaluation accounts for projected water supplies and demands for three
weather-year scenarios (average year, single-dry year, and multiple-dry water year) to determine
sufficiency in meeting the demand of the City’s water supply service area through the next 20-years.
Animal Control Facility Engineering Report for Use of Reclaimed Water Dual Plumbed
Systems—City of Palm Springs, CA
Project Director. Oversaw the formation of the Engineering Report for Use of Reclaimed Water Dual
Plumbed Services for the City of Palm Springs Animal Care Facility. The Proposed facility will be
constructed as a dual plumbed building using both potable and reclaimed water for interior and exterior
purposes. Mr. Brezack prepared the Engineering Report pursuant to requirements of the State of California
Department of Public Health, Title 22, Article 5, Dual Plumbed Recycled Water Systems Section 60314
Report Submittal.
Animal Control Facility Dual Plumbing Plan Review/Permitting—Central Contra Costa
Sanitation District, Martinez, CA
Project Manager. Provided plan review services and permitting assistance for the new Contra Costa
County Animal Services Facility. The facility uses recycled water for landscape irrigation and interior
kennel wash down. Mr. Brezack provided project management, technical, and regulatory direction for
conformance to existing District standards and recycled water regulations as well as coordination with the
California Department of Health Services. He directed the preparation of the Engineers Report for the
project, including review and updates for the District’s existing Recycled Water Users Guide.
Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority—Los Angeles, CA
Project Director. Mr. Brezack served as lead investigator for the development analysis and preparation of
a Water Action Plan (WAP) for the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro)
sustainability program and Environmental Management System (EMS) pursuant to ISO14001. The WAP
analyzed trends and current water consumption at selected Metro facilities for business operation and bus
and rail maintenance to better understand the relationship between current equipment, operations, and
total water use. The WAP developed strategies for water conservation, recycling, and substitution with
reclaimed water. Cost-benefit analysis of the recommendations was completed and the strategies
prioritized on the basis of financial and total water savings. Mr. Brezack designed the project approach,
prepared the study, and planned and provided field investigations for site suitability. He was lead
investigator and author responsible for the development of water conservation strategies and facilitated
client communications including workshops. Dataloggers and sub-meters were installed at select Metro
divisions to provide detailed analysis of the disaggregated water consumption by each water end-user.
Mr. Brezack analyzed water use at typical Metro facilities and recommended thirteen water conservation
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strategies including conversion to use of municipal recycled water, replacement of specific fixtures and
end use equipment, as well as education and outreach programs. Over 200 AFY of water was calculated
as potential water savings throughout Metro’s operations. The WAP also identified the embedded energy
and Greenhouse Gas emissions and cost savings that could be achieved through water conservation
strategies. This included reducing positive synergies to wastewater and storm water discharges.
Christen Hill Pipeline Alignment Opportunities and Constraints Analysis—North Coast County
Water District, Pacifica, CA
Project Manager. Developed an opportunities and constraints analysis for the construction of a new 4000
LF ductile iron pipeline. The analysis reviewed alternatives to optimize the selection of a preferred
pipeline alignment by the District. Mr. Brezack led a team that provided a reconnaissance level review of
the environmental and regulatory permitting requirements associated with the construction of the Christen
Hill Pipeline.
North Coast County Water District Field Operations Guidance Handbook—Pacifica, CA
Project Manager. Creation of a Field Operations Handbook for the North Coast County Water District.
Mr. Brezack led the preparation of a Field Operations Handbook to facilitate the implementation of the
District’s operations while maintaining compliance with applicable state and federal environmental, land
use, and other regulatory requirements. The Handbook describes the pertinent procedures to protect the
environment while maintaining the District facilities. The Handbook includes a summary of general
procedures and responsible work practices, a list of prohibited activities, emergency contact information,
a description of applicable regulatory requirements, and a glossary of special status species.

Diablo Country Club Energy and Water Sustainability Project—Diablo, CA
Project Manager. Mr. Brezack is the lead investigator providing assistance and coordination in developing
the Diablo Country Club’s long-range plan of sustainable water and energy operations. Sustainability
planning focuses on water and energy conservation and use and supply alternatives, including onsite
power generation. Mr. Brezack is responsible for facilitating meetings with PG&E, Central Contra Costa
Sanitary District, East Bay Municipal Utility District, and the Club’s Committee on Energy Conservation.

Water Smart Water and Energy Efficiency Grant Application Assistance—North Coast County
Water District, Pacifica, CA
Project Manager. Preparing a technical proposal, funding plan, and grant application package to the U.S.
Bureau of Reclamation for the FY2011 Water and Energy Efficiency Grants, pursuant to Funding
Opportunity Announcement No. R10SF80157. Mr. Brezack led the development of a small-scale
hydrokinetic project that would produce energy gained from high velocities within the water distribution
system that would otherwise be wasted. The energy generated would be applied back to the PG&E grid.
Malibu Restaurants Water Conservation Plans—Malibu, CA
Mr. Brezack led the preparation of Water Conservation Plans for two proposed beachfront restaurants in
the City of Malibu, California. The Plans are intended to ensure water conservation to reduce the
potential for impact to the designated beneficial uses of the receiving waters. Mr. Brezack made estimates
of water demands and typical conservation savings based on the use of generally acceptable and readily
available water conservation Best Management Practices (BMPs).
Industrial Recycled Water Facilities Plan—Central Contra Costa Sanitary District, Martinez, CA
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Project Manager. Developed the business plan component of a facilities planning document to analyze
requirements needed to provide up to 8 MGD of recycled wastewater to local oil refineries for cooling
tower use. An integrated computer spreadsheet model was developed to analyze the capital, operational,
and maintenance costs as well as the financial implications of the proposed facilities. Mr. Brezack
analyzed a proposed ammonia removal system for compliance with stringent industrial process
requirements for reclaimed water. He performed conceptual facility sizing and siting for cost-estimating
purposes and made an analysis of the required modifications to the existing wastewater treatment plant to
integrate new ammonia removal facilities. Upgrades with potential new distribution facilities were
compared to existing facilities through analysis of pipeline and storage tank requirements.
Marina Airport Area Facilities Planning Grant Project—Marina Coast Water District, Monterey
County, CA
Project Manager. Prepared Facilities Plan Report to present a recycled water project including 300 acre-
feet per year (AFY) of recycled water for construction loan eligibility from the Water Recycling Load
Program and the State Revolving Fund Program. The Airport Project would supply recycled water for
irrigation demands and construction to facilities adjacent to the Marina Airport Area. Mr. Brezack
evaluated pipeline alignments from the Salinas Valley Reclamation project to the Airport. The project also
included an evaluation of satellite treatment plant alternatives.
Water Supply Assessment & Environmental Documentation – City of Vernon, CA
Project Director. Analyzed environmental impacts and prepared mitigated Negative Declaration for a
proposed chlorine production facility in the City of Vernon. Mr. Brezack included the development of a
Water Supply Assessment consistent with the requirements of SB610 in the analysis.
Water Supply Study—City of Lathrop, CA
Project Manager. Preparation of water demand analysis on City’s growth, quantities and plans for
sustainable water supplies on fast-track schedule. The City planned for significant population growth
within the next 20 years and needed a comprehensive understanding of projected water demands and
supply. Mr. Brezack identified the means to augment water supplies for this planned future growth to
enhance supply reliability and confirm unit and total water demands that had been developed previously.
Gilbert Property Water Supply Assessment—Oakley, CA
Project Manager. Prepared a Water Supply Assessment (WSA) for the Gilbert Property Development
Project. The 120-acre project site consisted of approximately 510 residential units with approximately
three acres of park area. Mr. Brezack performed a WSA to determine water availability during build-out
conditions consistent with California Water Codes. Single and multiple dry year conditions at build-out
were also considered as part of this report. Mr. Brezack coordinated with staff from the Diablo Water
District, Contra Costa Water District, Central Valley Project, and the City of Oakley to prepare this report.
Crystal Springs Energy Dissipater—San Mateo County, CA
Project Manager and Lead Technical Investigator. Design development and engineering services to
provide restoration and protection for a segment of San Mateo Creek located at the base of the Lower
Crystal Springs Dam and Reservoir. Releases from the dam had previously eroded a segment of the creek
above the outlet stilling basin. Slope restoration and long-term protection were necessary and required by
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the RWQCB to prevent future sedimentation to the creek and to stabilize the bank. The project was
complicated by the presence of California Red-Legged Frog (Rana aurora draytonni), a federally listed
threatened species. Mr. Brezack coordinated an analysis of impacts and protection throughout the
construction phases of the project. He was responsible for the regulatory agency coordination, including
the development of permit applications to the RWQCB CWA 401 Water Quality Certification, 1602
Stream and Lakebed Alteration Agreement from the DFG, and a Section 404 Nationwide Permit from the
Corps. Mr. Brezack conducted an analysis of the impacts of the proposed project, which included habitat
protection and water quality impacts. Site investigations and mapping were completed to verify proposed
impacts and to develop mitigation measures. He coordinated with staff of each of the regulatory agencies
for processing, approval, and the development of standard and project-specific mitigation measures.
Abel Street Improvements Project—Milpitas, CA
Project Manager and Lead Technical Investigator. Regulatory agency permitting for construction of
stabilization of approximately 1,250 feet of a portion of Lower Penitencia Creek in Milpitas, California.
Mr. Brezack was responsible for the regulatory agency coordination, including the development of permit
applications to the RWQCB CWA 401 Water Quality Certification, 1602 Stream and Lakebed Alteration
Agreement from the DFG, and a Section 404 Nationwide Permit from the Corps. He conducted an
analysis of the impacts of the proposed project concerning flood conveyance, habitat impact, and water
quality impacts. Site investigations and mapping were completed to verify proposed impacts and to
develop mitigation measures. Mr. Brezack coordinated with staff of each of the regulatory agencies to
obtain their processing, approval, and the development of standard and project-specific mitigation
measures.
San Ramon City Center—San Ramon, CA
Principal and Lead Technical Investigator. Mr. Brezack worked on the utilities site-planning phase of the
project which consisted of the analysis of site constraints for a 44-acre mixed-use development project in
San Ramon, California. He oversaw the preparation of a stormwater hydrology report to confirm previous
estimates of onsite detention and stormwater quality Best Management Practices (BMPs) pursuant to the
Alameda County Stormwater Permit Requirements, including C.3 provisions.
Alameda Point Naval Air Station Reuse Plan—Alameda, CA
Drainage Manager and Lead Technical Investigator. Design of approximately 6,000 feet of storm drains
and associated appearances to facilitate the radiological decontamination from past military activities. Mr.
Brezack prepared a stormwater plan, including a construction hydrology report for the identification of
pump-arounds needed during construction activities. The design adhered to the Alameda County
Standards in all areas including materials selection, preparation of plans and specification, and specialized
ground freeze shoring techniques.
Wastewater Recycling Facility Project—City of Santa Paula, CA
Project Manager. Provide consulting assistance in developing a more cost effective project due to
concerns over cost escalation at the 30-percent design level for a $90M project for the City. Mr. Brezack
provided program management, value engineering, and related services for the project. In the late 1990’s,
Santa Paula initiated an aggressive program to meet requirements established by a time schedule order
and draft consent decree. the City contracted with the consultant to
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City of Santa Paula State Revolving Fund—Santa Paula, CA
Project Manager. Working under contract to the City of Santa Paula, had the primary responsibility for
preparation of the State Revolving Fund (SRF) loan application and application for $83,000,000 for a
proposed new facility. Also included was the eligibility determination for a grant from the state Water
Reclamation Loan Program. Consultant had been administrating the EPA’s planning grant award of
$73,000 for the city wastewater program. This included lead coordination roles with the State Water
Board and EPA staff, preparation of a value engineering evaluation, analysis of the 30% design,
coordination of the CEQA-plus analysis, preparation of the facilities plan and preparation of the project
work plan, grant status and close-out reports. Maintained coordination with the City’s lobbyist in
Washington, D.C. and in Sacramento for development of special legislation for eligibility under additional
federal and state funding programs. Assisted in the preparation of project briefing packages for decision
makers and text evaluation for special targeted legislation.
West Basin Membrane Technology Support Services—Redondo Beach, CA
Served as the permit coordination manager; responsible for the evaluation of regulatory permits and
providing guidance and direction to the permit strategy. Analyzed intake alternatives, including beach
wells, various types of seabed infiltration galleries, and surface water intakes. Prepared a preliminary
assessment of permitting requirements for the entire demonstration facility, and prepared the CEQA
documentation for an MND.
San Pasqual Brackish Groundwater Desalination Demonstration Project—San Diego, CA
Served as the permit coordination manager; responsible for the evaluation of regulatory permits and
provides guidance and direction to the ongoing permit strategy. Consultant’s services include the
implementation of a 200 gpm brackish groundwater desalination plant for producing up to 5 mgd of
potable water supply from the San Pasqual groundwater basin.
Morada Water Interconnect Project—San Joaquin County, CA
Served as permit coordinator; responsible for the permit applications and regulatory agency coordination
for the project. The proposed pipeline alignment includes multiple creek crossings and crossing with East
Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) Mokolumne Aqueducts. Anticipated regulatory coordination
includes the Corps, USFWS, EBMUD. The project included interconnect pipeline connections between six
separate water distribution systems to provide a reliable water supply between the water systems in
emergency situations or when one well is out of service. The project’s approach and work plan complies
with the County's requirement that the 100% design plans be complete within 70 working days to
facilitate state funding for the project.
Integrated Water Management Plan—City of American Canyon, CA
The project analyzed potential water supply alternative components to identify projects that yield multiple
benefits for water supplies, water quality, and natural resources. The project will review all of the city’s
available water resources and choose opportunities that best enhance and protect the environment, meet
the water needs of the city, and provide for the planned future growth of the community. The project
addressed the interrelationship between water supply availability and treatment requirements, wastewater
treatment, discharge requirements and reclamation opportunities, flood control, stormwater quality and
treatment requirements, groundwater supplies, and riparian habitat preservation and enhancement.
Project also addressed water demands and planned water demands, and included the preparation of
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engineering report evaluating the operations of the City's Ultrafiltration Water Treatment Plant,
development of a water loss audit program, and analysis of alternatives for future water supplies.
Comprehensive Wastewater Treatment Plant Plan—American Canyon, CA
Project Manager. As part of this project, performed a comprehensive plan for wastewater treatment,
disposal and, reuse to meet interim and ultimate city wastewater treatment requirements. Consultant
evaluated wastewater flows and estimates of population projections for ultimate plant capacity
requirements. Evaluated industrial discharges to the industrial influent stream. Conducted an evaluation of
the immediate needs for additional treatment capacity; provision of adequate treatment to prevent
violations of its NPDES permit discharge limits; an evaluation of the near-term repair and upgrade issues
per the City's capital improvement project list; evaluation of cost-effective operations considering
operational history of existing membrane bioreactor filters; and identified a transition to the City’s
longterm goals to maximize recycled water development in context of pending TMDLs. Consultant firm
evaluated the treatment plant's preliminary treatment system to determine the hydraulic characteristics
and removal efficiencies of the treatment system, and provided recommended improvements to
preliminary treatment at the influent sewer lift stations and at the treatment plant. Evaluated improvements
to the UV Disinfection system and emergency power requirements. Developed a water quality model of
the plant using GPS-X software by Hydromantis to assess tank sizes and plant performance for interim and
permanent upgrade options. Performed modeling to predict water quality resulting from integration of
industrial and domestic influents. Upgrade options consist of evaluation of wetlands treatment for metals
removal.
Brackish Water Desalination Feasibility Study—Montara, CA
Consultant provided engineering, environmental and permitting services for a feasibility study of a 0.5
mgd brackish water desalination project sourced by vertical wells near the coastline. James served as
project manager responsible for the coordination with the district manager and district engineer on the
development and refinements to the project’s scope of work. Coordinated with DWR to ensure eligibility
with the Proposition 50 funding requirements. Coordinated and directed to subconsultants for the onsite
investigations of the local hydrology and outfall inspection and assisted in the preparation and technical
review of Technical Memorandums documenting the analysis and conclusions for the development of a
new desalination plant. In addition, he coordinated with the District Board on the issues associated with
water supply availability and the development of a new water supply option.
27-Inch Dairy Lane Sanitary Sewer Line Rehabilitation—Belmont, CA
Provided condition assessment and design engineering services for the rehabilitation of an existing 27-
inch sanitary sewer trunk. The condition assessment included review and interpretation of an internal
video inspection engineering evaluation to determine the best alternatives for remedial work and the
development of plans, specifications and engineers cost estimate. Analysis of alternatives included
rehabilitation using cast in place and lining systems or replacement of the sewer using pipe bursting
techniques.
Coastal Water Project—Monterey County, CA
Served as permitting manager for this large-scale regional desalination facility for California American
Water Company. The project included two booster stations, 24 miles of pipelines, and aquifer storage and
recovery facilities. For the project, he developed a permit coordination center to coordinate permitting
and regulatory activities as needed to meet the requirements of the 28 federal, state, and local approvals
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identified for the project. Applications and analysis included waste discharge requirements by the
RWQCB for brine disposal, coastal development permits by the California Coastal Commission and the
County of Monterey, review approvals by the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, and approvals by
the Corps, USFWS, NMFS, and DFG.
Fagan Canyon Development—City of Santa Paula, CA
Served as project manager for the preparation of the WSA. Additional work included the evaluation of
previous water demand projections, data logging to determine current accurate residential water
demands, development of appropriate water conservation measures to reduce water demand, analysis of
wastewater generation rates to accurately predict the potential for reclaimed water use and provisions for
the distribution and use of reclaimed water. Worked in close collaboration with the City and the project
applicant and their engineering and legal consultants to complete this work.
The Dunes on Monterey Bay Development Project—Marina Community Partners, Monterey
County, CA
Served as project manager for the preparation of water demand models consistent with the requirements
of the water purveyor, the Marina Coast Water District. Working closely with the project development
team, identified a series of critical water conservation BMPs to reduce the project’s overall water demand.
Collaborated with the Marina Coast Water District (MCWD) in the development of the WSA to meet the
requirements of the MCWD and to request critical modifications to the draft WSA for analysis of water
demand and supply projections. The project consists of proposed 1237 new residential dwelling units and
approximately 1,875,000 square feet of commercial developments at the main entrance of the former Fort
Ord, an area of 455 acres.
Ord Community Wastewater System Master Plan—MCWD, Monterey County, CA
Project manager for the preparation of the Ord Community Wastewater System Master Plan Project. One
of the objectives of the master plan project was the examination of the wastewater system to plan for the
future development of the former Fort Ord (also known as the Ord Community), as well as to improve the
existing collection system performance to eliminate sanitary sewer overflows. The Ord Community
wastewater system consists of approximate 65 miles of gravity sewer pipeline, eight lift stations, and seven
miles of force main throughout approximately 28,000 acres of land. This project included mapping of the
existing wastewater collection system, creation of a GIS map of the wastewater collection system, review
of current operations and maintenance activities, flow monitoring study, infiltration/inflow analysis, land
use analysis, collection system capacity analysis, condition assessment, identification of system
deficiencies, identification of required improvements, and the development of a 20-year capital
improvement program.
Water Distribution Master Plan Project—Marina Coast Water District, Monterey County, CA
Served as project manager and principal investigator; responsible for the development of a master plan for
potable water service for the City of Marina and the former Fort Ord Army Base. The project analyzed the
anticipated potable water demands throughout the service area of the MCWD and performed condition
assessment of portions of the distribution system. Condition assessment included nondestructive means of
determining remaining useful life of the major distribution components including wells, storage reservoirs
and pumping plants. Estimates were made of existing corrosion damage and replacement requirements.
Capital projects were developed to provide continuous water service for the anticipated future build-out of
the former army base. Analysis of water demands were included to investigate the historic water use
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patterns and a verification of typical water demand budgets for various land use classifications. The water
distribution system service area includes numerous schools, planned housing developments, the new
campus of the California State University, Monterey Bay and the UC Santa Cruz Monterey Bay Education,
Science, and Technology Center.
Water Conservation Feasibility Project—Marina Coast Water District, Monterey County, CA
Served as project manager and principal investigator; responsible for investigation of water conservation
options for MCWD’s service area. The project evaluated the opportunities of implementing water
conservation BMPs as established by the California Urban Water Conservation Council for interior and
exterior water use. Included in the project was a tiered leak detection program to assess and identify
significant distribution system water losses. The study performed disaggregated water monitoring program
and an evaluation of evapotranspiration irrigation controllers.
Napa Valley Marina Expansion - Environmental Reconnaissance Study—Napa, CA
Assisted with the agency coordination for the review of a land use permit for the proposed expansion of
the Napa Marina (a privately owned facility). The owners of this facility proposed the construction of an
additional 100 permanent boat slips, a new restaurant, modifications to the existing wastewater disposal
system, expansion of the parking and appurtenant facilities. Assisted the facility owners through the review
of background materials and preparation of additional studies to meet agency requirements for their
determination of appropriate CEQA analysis and design review and approval. Meetings were held with
resource and regulatory agency representatives to identify their specific concerns about the project.
Coordination with the County of Napa focused on the need to provide additional information on the
anticipated biological resources and impacts, water quality impact and appropriate non-point pollution
control measures and for the analysis of traffic related impacts. Consultant facilitated a series of meetings
with the agencies resulting in a focused analysis of these resource issues. The project description was
revised to include development of onsite mitigation measures of non-point pollution prevention measures.
Stonebridge Storm Drain Analysis—Lathrop, CA
Responsible for regulatory analysis, agency coordination with the Corps, DFG, State Reclamation Board,
RWQCB, County of San Joaquin, City of Lathrop, and Caltrans, and permit application for new 18 cfs
storm drain discharge structure with two miles of force main discharge pipe to the San Joaquin River.
Urban Regional Recycled Water Project—MCWD, Monterey County, CA
Served as project manager and principal investigator; responsible for the investigation of conceptual
planning and cost estimating of a new regional recycled water project. The project proposes to provide
recycled water throughout the former Fort Ord and Marina, California for non-potable purposes. The
project developed alternative pipeline alignments, conceptual pumping and storage systems to provide
recycled water consistent with the State of California requirements (pursuant to Title 22) and state and
local health department requirements. Included in the proposed service area are large horticultural
landscaping and ornamental areas including the five golf courses, the campus of California State
University, Monterey Bay, and numerous schools, parks, and playfields. The project analyzed the unit
irrigation demand factors for the local climate and landscaping practices and proposed separate estimates
for water conserving irrigation schedules based on the use of the latest technologies including
evapotranspiration based controllers, improvements to application and management efficiencies.
Aggregate estimates were made for each of the identified demands. Recommendations for the use of
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recycled water included a review of the suitability for the recycled water based on several key water
quality parameters.
Oakland Pump Station Master Plan—Oakland, CA
Project Manager. Conducted a condition assessment and recommendations for upgrades and
replacements to 14 wastewater and stormwater pump stations throughout the city. The project included a
desk-top study to confirm hydraulic and hydrologic sizing and adequacy of existing facilities. Field
inspection and recommendations for repair, upgrade and replacement include all electrical, mechanical,
controls, corrosion and coatings systems, site civil and OSHA compliance. Consultant developed a
prioritization scheme to assist the City in the programming of the recommended repairs based on threats
to life safety, environmental contamination, risk of upset, and ease of maintenance. Estimates of
construction costs for the recommended improvements are in development.
EBMUD Reservoir Outage Planning—Oakland, CA
Served as project manager and lead investigator for this complex and challenging project. Led a team of
office engineers and field support personnel to model 26 pressure zones in anticipation of planned
outages of 26 of the District’s water supply reservoirs throughout the 325-square-mile service area. These
outages were necessary to schedule seismic retrofit modifications for the reservoirs. Team prepared
hydraulic models for each of the pressure zones using Cybernet computer modeling software. Steady state
and extended period simulations analysis were completed to determine system performance under
anticipated fire flow demands, consistent with the District’s requirements for pressure and flow during fire
demands. They then performed field testing of the distribution system to calibrate each of the pressure
zones under investigation. Field-testing included gathering data on pressure and flow at critical system
locations. The team then developed mitigation measures, including the use of temporary tanks, booster
pumping and operational modifications including use of zone valves and temporary by-pass pipelines, to
ensure that adequate pressure and flow could be provided throughout each of the pressure zones during
the planned outage.
Lower Crystal Springs Energy Dissipater—San Mateo County, CA
Served as project manager and principal investigator; responsible for the development and
implementation of regulatory and CEQA strategy for the design of a new energy dissipater for the outlet of
the Lower Crystal Springs Dam. Provided coordination of state and federal permitting agencies,
management for the design and analysis of project alternatives, investigation of CEQA and permit
requirements, coordination of internal stakeholders and habitat evaluation.
Lower Crystal Springs Stream Bank Restoration—San Mateo County, CA
Served as project manager; responsible for the preparation of permit applications for Nationwide 404
Permits, Water Quality Certification, Streambed Alteration Agreement and ESA coordination for the
issuance of a biological opinion. Project involved the development of engineering refinements and
construction methodology to restore eroded stream bank with minimal impacts to California red-Legged
frog and San Francisco garter snake. Provided federal and state agency coordination, development of
CEQA compliance strategy, and environmental coordination.
Eastern Municipal Water District—San Jacinto, CA
Provided field engineering for the construction of a new 36-inch diameter water transmission main in
Moreno Valley. Project responsibilities included providing liaison between project contractor and
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engineering team, tracking and resolution of requests for information, field observations to maintain
project design, assistance in pipeline acceptance testing and field engineering to resolve conflicts and
unanticipated conditions.
Southeast Water Pollution Control Plant, Odor Control and Solids Handling EIR—San
Francisco, CA
Served as project manager and administrator of the joint venture. Served as the principal point of contact
with the SFPUC and Planning Offices. Responsibilities included the administration of the joint venture,
development of subconsultant agreements, development and maintenance of project schedule and work
assignments, and provision of directions to project. Coordinated with the City for the development of
project alternatives.
Bryant Street Business Services Complex—San Francisco, CA
Served as project manager and principal investigator; responsible for the development of CEQA
compliance documents including those necessary to meet the requirements of the City of San Francisco.
Responsibilities included coordination with City of San Francisco Planning Department staff, site
investigation, coordination with project architects and engineers, and development of environmental
documents.
North Bay Watershed Management Association—Las Gallinas Valley, CA
Served as project manager and facilitator; responsible for supporting a grassroots organization dedicated
to the development of watershed stewardship throughout the San Pablo Bay Watershed. Provided
direction and support for the GIS analysis of land uses and development of project mapping, served as
facilitator for the development of mission and goal statements for the North Bay Watershed Management
Association, and identified funding support from state and federal sources for watershed planning
assistance.
Malibu Detailed Preliminary Design/Malibu EIR/Malibu Assessment Engineering—Los Angeles
County Department of Public Works, Malibu, CA
Responsible for the project management of three contracts including budget and schedule tracking,
invoicing, selection and coordination of subconsultants, overall project management, preparation of
reports, and direction of project management and technical meetings. Responsible for providing technical
information to the director of public works during county board of supervisors public hearings, media
interviews; leadership roles at public EIR review hearings, public workshops, public committee meetings
and field tours of existing and proposed facility sites.
San Sevaine Creek Water Project—San Bernardino County, CA
Served as project manager; responsible for project reformation consistent with Reclamation PL984, Small
Reclamation Projects Act. Managed team to complete loan application report preparation, which included
loan processing coordination with Reclamation’s Lower Colorado Region and Denver Office, eligibility
and analysis of engineering requirements benefit cost and separable costs remaining benefits. Successfully
negotiated with the environmental resources agencies to gain their support and obtain environmental
permits including Corps Section 404, Section 7 consultation with USFWS, RWQCB 401 permit and 1600
agreements from the DFG. Completed state and federal environmental requirements. Project reformulation
included the establishment of a land banking system for the preservation of more than 180 acres of
alluvial coastal sage scrub habitat.
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Eastern Municipal Water District—San Jacinto, CA
Provided successful assistance at the state and federal levels for Reclamation’s support of environmental
and engineering projects, and funding and modification of existing federal programs. Principal
coordination efforts included Reclamation’s participation for utility corridor and constructed wetlands
projects. Provided project reformulation and funding assistance for the final Reclamation PL-984 projects
and ongoing modifications to the USDA’s PL-566 Program.
Lake Elsinore—Elsinore Valley Municipal Water District, CA
Project involved development of water quality improvement projects consistent with implementation of
Reclamation PL984, Small Reclamation Projects Act Loan. Served as liaison for development of
engineered riparian habitat with Reclamation’s staff in the Denver Office and Lower Colorado River
Region.
Three Valleys Municipal Water District Denitrification Pilot Plant—Three Valleys, CA
Task Manager responsible for operation, sampling and data analysis of pilot scale denitrification unit.
Activities included presentations to American technical advisory committee, district board meetings and
special interest groups.
Terra Linda Gardens—Marin, CA
Served as project manager; responsible for the development of Proposition 204 funding assistance
application for grant award to this recycled water demonstration gardens.
Desalting Technology Development—Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories, CA
Managing pilot study of capacitive deionization, a desalting technology that could have widespread
application in the field of water resources.
Contra Costa Sanitary District Reclamation Project—Contra Costa County, CA
Provided funding support for development of a water reclamation program.
Contra Costa Sanitary District Reclamation Project—Contra Costa County, CA
Engineering Report and agency coordination for the approval of a new indoor use of recycled water by the
Sate Department of Health Services and the RWQCB.
Lake Elsinore Inlet Channel, CWA Section 319 Grant—Lake Elsinore, CA
Provided project-funding assistance for the development of a riparian corridor along the inlet channel to
Lake Elsinore. The project was developed as a non-point pollution control measure to improve and protect
the water quality of the back basin of Lake Elsinore. The project was competitively awarded grant funds by
Region 9 of the EPA.
Amber Ridge Sewer Project, SRF Funding Assistance—Lake Elsinore, CA
Provided project-funding assistance for the construction of a new sewer collection system. Services
included initial listing with the RWQCB, subsequent listing on the EPA's priority list, development of
supporting documentation, presentation to the State Board, coordination through design engineering,
bidding, construction and startup. Expeditious efforts were employed through close coordination with staff
for CEQA review and SHPO coordination.
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Canyon Lake Sewer System Replacements, Project Development and SRF Funding Assistance—
Lake Elsinore, CA
The RWQCB issued a time constraint order on the project area for contamination to a water reservoir. The
existing sewage collection and conveyance systems were experiencing surcharges and wet weather
overloading. Existing flows had exceeded the available capacities. The project was evaluated to identify
system improvements that would enable the District to upgrade the system without jeopardizing SRF
eligibility. It was also important to proceed expeditiously for compliance to the RWQCB's order.
Following loan approval by the State Board the project was segmented into four separate loan contracts.
This action facilitated project implementation and schedule adherence. Equipment manufacturer's and
specialty contractors were better able to participate in the project, meeting SRF bidding requirements.
District-Wide Reclaimed Wastewater Master Plan, SRF Funding Assistance—Elsinore Valley
Municipal Water District, Riverside County, CA
The District had developed a five-phase approach to providing reclaimed water throughout its service
area. These projects involved coordination at the regional and state levels to meet EPA requirements and
received placement on the priority list for SRF funding assistance. Funding assistance included
development of project brochures descriptive of the planned facilities, coordination with the Santa Ana
RWQCB and the State Water Board. Key regulatory and permitting agencies were similarly contacted to
assess potential planning and design concerns.
Agricultural Drainage Loan—Eastern Municipal Water District, CA
Planning, designing, and constructing of a groundwater desalter was approved by the State Board for
funding under the agricultural drain loan portion of the SRF. Services provided included the development
of descriptive project brochures, loan application report and coordination with regulatory and permitting
agencies.
Wetlands Improvement Study—Las Gallinas Valley Sanitary District, San Rafael, CA
Served as project manager and principal investigator for the investigation and conceptual design of the use
of constructed wetlands as a part of the wastewater treatment process. Project included the analysis of the
current state of the art of the use of constructed treatment wetlands, conceptual design of a new treatment
wetlands, investigation of the potential for the removal of toxic constituents, potential for the development
of wet weather wetlands and a review of the potential for low interest loans and grants for assistance in
funding of a new treatment wetland.
Sewer and Storm Waste Master Planning—Monterey County, CA
Served as project manager for a study for water and sewer improvements for County Service Area 14,
Castroville.
Wastewater Master Plan—Salinas, CA
Served as project manager; responsible for the development of citywide computer simulation model to
identify available capacity and anticipated system deficiencies based on future conditions of maximum
build-out. Project included flow monitoring and field surveys to develop GIS based simulation of existing
facilities and land uses.
Area-Wide Wastewater Master Study—Monterey, CA
Lead investigator responsible for the review of wastewater needs throughout this twelve-member agency.
Project focused on the identification of anticipated developments, existing system deficiencies and
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continued use of individual and community-base onsite wastewater systems. Project included working
with and making presentations to the MRWPCA Technical Advisory Committee, review of AMBAG
population and economic forecasts, integration of local and regional wastewater regulations, field review
of existing collection and treatment systems, and the development and analysis of over twenty alternative
wastewater collection, treatment, and reclamation systems.
Wastewater Master Plan—City of Casa Grande, AZ
Lead investigator for projected wastewater conveyance needs, including the evaluation of existing system
deficiencies and projection of facility needs through community build-out using computerized modeling
techniques.
Wastewater Master Plan—City of Bullhead City, AZ
Project included the evaluation of existing system deficiencies and projection of facility needs through
community build-out using computerized simulation modeling techniques of both pressure and gravity
systems.
Sewer Master Plan—Irvine Ranch Water District, Irvine, CA
Served as manager for computer modeling with interactive GIS system. Also served as lead investigator for
Sewer Master Planning for Kern County CSA 71.
Los Angeles Department of Public Works—Los Angeles, CA
Served as project manager for County of Los Angeles Department of Public Works’ wastewater
investigations for the Malibu area, which included detailed preliminary design, district sewerage master
planning, and assessment engineering.
Malibu Area Wastewater Facilities Design—County of Los Angeles, CA
Served as deputy project manager; responsible for computerized simulation modeling of pressure sewer
system, facility design and conveyance system master planning, treatment facility layout, community
relations manager, coordination with and presentations to public and regulatory agencies.
San Gabriel Canyon Debris Management Study—County of Los Angeles, CA
Provided computer simulation of reservoir flood routing for the San Gabriel Reservoirs using HEC-2 and
HEC-5. Provided preliminary sizing, design and routing for a pressurized pipeline to convey dredged
materials from the San Gabriel Canyon to downstream disposal site.
Sub-Potable Market Survey—City of Pasadena Department of Water and Power, Pasadena, CA
Served as project manager; responsible for the development of a computerized water distribution system
model. Project included modeling of a water supply reservoir, backbone conveyance system and
distribution pipelines to potential reclaimed water users. Water demands were estimated based on various
classifications of potential reuse.
Old Town Lake Elsinore Water System Replacement—Elsinore Valley Municipal Water District,
Lake Elsinore, CA
Served as project manager; responsible for development of water distribution system modeling and
preliminary design of a water system replacement project for funding by the DWR Proposition 82 Loan
Program. Also served as design manager for subsequent design engineering contract for replacement of
approximately six miles of water pipelines and appurtenances.
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Water System Master Plan—Beaumont Cherry Valley Water District, Beaumont, CA
Served as project manager; responsible for the development of a multi-pressure zone water system
distribution master plan. Performed extended period simulations for the identification of system
deficiencies, modeled system improvements, and developed implementation plan and cost estimates for
improvements. Performed numerous pressure system updates for the District to identify system
improvements and expansions to meet demands of new developments.
Temecula Growers Reuse Irrigation Project—Eastern Municipal Water District, San Jacinto, CA
Served as project manager; responsible for the development of computerized model simulation of a
proposed reclaimed water distribution and storage system.
Hydrology Update—Santa Barbara Flood Control and Water Conservation District, Santa
Barbara, CA
Manager and lead technical investigator with responsibilities that included the evaluation of past
hydraulic analysis from FEMA, the Corps, and various engineering consultants; updating this data to PC
usage for a HEC-2 study. Coordinated information transfer from FEMA and the Corps.
Clean Water Action Plan Seminar—WESTCAS/Oregon Water Resources Congress Joint
Meeting—Portland, OR
Organized, facilitated, and served as moderator for this half day seminar focused on the Clean Water
Action Plan.
Brasada Development Project—City of San Dimas, Los Angeles County
Served as lead investigator for the review of the potential environment effects of the proposed project to
the recharge of the underlying groundwater basin. The proposed project consists of a new residential
development with an area of approximately 280 acres throughout the Northern Foothills of the San
Gabriel Mountains. Existing lands were undeveloped watershed. Given the proposed increase of
impermeable areas associated with the proposed project it was necessary to prepare an assessment of the
potential of the development to decrease groundwater basin recharge. Worked with the Applicants
representatives to review background documents and available technical studies prepared for other
projects within the region. A technical memorandum was completed and submitted to the Applicant for
use by the team’s consultant in preparation of an Environmental Impact Report (EIR).
William Lyon Homes—City of Lathrop, San Joaquin County, CA
Development of regulatory agency permits and coordination activities for a new storm water discharge
structure to the San Joaquin River. Coordination for application and aquiistion of 404, 401, 1600 permits.
Conducted coordination activities with NMFS, USFWS, CDFG, RWQCB, State Reclamation Board and
local agencies.
Golf Club Road Bridge Replacement Project—City of Pleasant Hill, Contra Costa County, CA
Development of applications for wetland jurisdiction maps through the USACOE, and application s for
404, 401, 1600 permits. Coordination with Caltrans for 4F land evaluation. Coordination, review and
analysis of field studies for vegetation, wetlands and wildlife.
Lubet Mitigation Wetlands—San Mateo County, CA
Project manager responsible for the development of applications for 404, 401 1600 permits. Coordination
with USACOE, USFWS, RWQCB and CDFG for a proposed wetland and California Red-Legged Frog
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mitigation banks. Prepared biological sections to a Mitigated Negative Declaration and assisted in the
development of appropriate design parameters for review and approval by regulatory agencies.
Village Green Storm Water Discharge—Santa Clara County, CA
Project manager responsible; for development of applications for 1600 permit, wetlands delineation,
jurisdictional map and clearance from USACOE for construction of a new stormwater discharge.
Coordination, review and analysis of field studies for vegetation, wetlands and wildlife.
Rolling Hills Slope Stabilization Project—Richmond, CA
Project Manager for the preparation of a hydrology report, pipeline improvement recommendations, and
Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan. Directed engineering support during the development and
construction of the slope improvement.
Harry Tracy Slope Emergency Restoration Project—San Bruno, CA
Project Manager for the analysis of the regulatory compliance for the emergency project for the City and
County of San Francisco. The project was a slope failure located directly below a raw water intake
pipeline at the Harry Tracy Water Treatment Plant. Mr. Brezack developed and assisted in field surveys to
assist in the determination of environmental sensitivities and permitting requirements. The emergency
status of the project required close coordination with regulatory agencies and extensive research to obtain
necessary permits and approvals. Permit compliance was completed with the Army Corps, USFWS, and
CDFG to obtain exemptions.
Holman Road Bridge Modeling—San Joaquin County
Project Manager, responsible for the direction of the Holman Road bridge analysis using HEC-2 and HEC-
RAS modeling programs to analyze potential impacts to Bear Creek. The bridge was proposed to serve as
main transportation artery for the Cannery Park residential development project.
Cross Connection Controls IS/MND—San Francisco Public Utilities Commission
Project Director. Directed the preparation of an IS/MND for a project proposed by the San Francisco
Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) to address Department of Health Services (DHS) concerns regarding
potential cross connections at 32 sites along the SFPUC Hetch Hetchy pipeline system. Cross connections
can occur where air valves and blow-off valves, while being opened or closed, allow water from outside
the system (rainfall, flood water, etc.) to enter and compromise the quality of the water being delivered.
San Pedro Valley Corporation Yard Expansion IS/MND—Pacifica, CA
Project Manager. The Corporation Yard Project consisted of the redevelopment of an existing corporation
yard located adjacent to San Pablo Creek in Pacifica, CA. Directed preparation and recommendations for
a Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan and assistance with local permitting regulations. Directed the
preparation of an IS/MND for the expansion of facilities to include a vehicle wash rack, four storage
containers (for sand, drain rock, base rock and asphalt), pipe racking system, vehicle fueling station,
concrete washout area, among other improvements. Key issues include air quality, biological resources,
noise, aesthetics, and cultural resources.
Martin Ranch Opportunities and Constraints Analysis—Butte County, CA
Project Manager. Directed the preparation of an Opportunities and Constraints Analysis for a 2,700-acre
property in unincorporated Butte County. The report included analysis of the project site’s biological,
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cultural, geological, electromagnetic, and land use limitations. The report included an opportunity and
constraints map, as well as a preliminary site plan.
Wetland Delineations and Regulatory Permit Processing
Project Manager. Directed the field investigations and office preparation of wetland delineation maps and
reports, and processed regulatory permits (the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the California Regional
Water Quality Control Board, and the California Department of Fish and Game) for the following projects:
Golf Club Road Project (Pleasant Hill, CA) - Bridge Replacement
Draper Ranch North (Yuba County, CA)- Residential Subdivision
Butte House Road (Yuba County, CA)- Residential Subdivision
Cannery Park (San Joaquin County, CA)- Mixed-Use Development
Cooper Clay Field (Tuolumne County, CA) - Mining Operation
Abel Street Infrastructure Improvements (Milpitas, CA) - Stream Restoration
Tidewater Crossings (Stockton, CA) - Mixed-Use

Presentations/Publications:

Higher Profits/Lower Operating Costs: The Business Model for Sustainable Water & Energy Conservation,
The WESTCAS 2010 Fall Confernece, Tucson, Arizona,—October 29, 2010.
Keeping Real Estate Investments from turning to Dust: The Interaction of Water Supply Planning and Real
Property Development, 2009 Real Property Retreat, Lake Tahoe, CA, May 15, 2009.
Water Conservation Program Planning: Will Customers Pay More for Less?, The WaterSmart Innovations
Conference and Exposition (WSI), Las Vegas, Nevada—October 9, 2009
The Regulation of Intake and Discharge Systems - NPDES Permitting; Effluent Makeup, The Altrenative
Water Sources for California: Regulatory, Permitting, Engineering, Cost & Financing Aspects, The Seminar
Group, Sacramento, CA—March 7, 2008
Table Topics:
• Water Conservation- Proposed state mandated Urban Conservation Program;
• California Water Code- Requirements for Water Supply Assessments (SB610) and Written Verification
(SB221) necessary for new project approval; and
• Relevance of Water Conservation Best Management Practices (BMP’s)
Development Of An Urban Water Conservation Regulatory Program, California State Water
Resources Control Board—August 22, 2008
Details of Optimization and Applications to Groundwater Projects, The Groundwater Resources
Association Course/Conference, Applications of Optimization Techniques to Groundwater, Sacramento,
CA—October 2008
California’s Link Between Project Approval and Water Supply Availability. The Groundwater Resources
Association of California’s “Applications of Optimization Techniques to Groundwater Projects” Short
Course and Symposium, October 16, 2008
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Pathways To Collaboration, Peer Reviewed Presentation at The Watershed Management To Protect
Declining Species, American Water Resourses Association— December 1999
Recycled Water - Where We Are Today and What Is On The Horizon The Association of California Water
Agencies Regions 8, 9 and 10 Joint Program: Water Recycling, Monterey, CA—May 6, 1998
Water Reuse, The Manufactures Council of the Central Valley Committee Meetings, Modesto, CA—April
21, 1998
Watershed Management: A New Approach, Presentation to the Hazardous Waste Association of
California, Berkeley, CA—July 15, 1997
“Show us the Money” ( Funding Assistance for Recycled Water Projects). The Water Reuse Conference,
San Diego, CA—1997
Funding Assistance for Stream Projects, The Western Regional Urban Streams Conference, Arcata, CA—
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Dennis R. Kasper, Ph.D., P.E.
Technical Expert – Membrane Systems, Wastewater Reuse, Water
Treatment Processes, Water Quality, Water Chemistry

Education
Ph.D., Environmental
Engineering Science, Caltech,
Pasadena, CA
M.S., Civil Engineering
Caltech, Pasadena, CA
B.S., Civil Engineering,
Loyola Marymount University,
Los Angeles, CA
Licenses
P.E., Civil, CA; C33945
P.E Sanitary, AZ: 10828
Areas of Expertise
Responsible for water quality
analyses, alternative
evaluations, treatment process
selection, and management of
more than 30 water, waste-
water, and reclamation system
projects.
During his 40 years of professional experience, Dr. Kasper has provided technical advice and
supervised the planning and implementation of major national and international environmental
engineering projects. These projects have been primarily municipal and industrial water supply,
wastewater treatment and recycling, and biosolids and hazardous wastes disposal. He has
been directly responsible for planning, water quality investigations, process selection, water
treatability, and designs of water/wastewater treatment and delivery systems. He has
specialized in membrane applications and process chemistry.
Selected Project Experience
Edward C. Little Water Recycling Facility, Phase V Design Build, West Basin Municipal
Water District, El Segundo, CA Technical Director for process engineering for the design and
construction of ozone pretreatment of a secondary effluent, MF-RO, and AOP (UV and
peroxide). The expansion increases Title 22 production used for irrigation and industrial
cooling, two stage RO used as a high purity boiler feedwater, and MF-RO-AOP used for direct
injection into a seawater barrier without blending with a potable water supply.
Santa Paula Water Reclamation Facility, Santa Paula, CA Owner's Representative for the
DBOF contract for a 4.3 MGD wastewater recycling and groundwater recharge facility. Dr.
Kasper's role includes construction contractor progress, regulatory compliance, monitoring of
plant operations, and the groundwater recharge percolation ponds.
Rapid Infiltration Exfiltration (RIX) Tertiary Wastewater Treatment System, San
Bernardino and Colton, CA Project Manager for an evaluation and preparation of a Master
Plan for the expansion of the RIX rapid filtration system. This system uses soil treatment before
recycled water is extracted and discharges to the Santa Ana River. Project includes evaluation of existing systems, characterization of
geohydrology for expansion site, preliminary design of expansion system, and quantification of permitting requirements.
Recycled Water Membrane Pilot Studies, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, San Francisco CA Project Manager for
the procurement and operation of two membrane pilot plants at the Oceanside Water Pollution Control Plant. The pilot plants are used
to optimize operating parameters and develop capital. This project also includes O&M cost estimates for producing Title 22 water from
30-30 secondary effluent currently discharged via ocean outfall.
Recycled Water System Expansion Study, BP Hydrogen Project, Carson CA Project Manager for evaluating alternatives to
supply 25 MGD recycled water to the BP Hydrogen Power Plant and Refinery from West Basin Municipal Water District’s recycled
water system. Assessed impacts on the District’s overall water recycling treatment and conveyance facilities. Updated the hydraulic
model of the Title 22 distribution system to determine adequacy to supply BP.
Adjunct Professor, Loyola Marymount University Civil Engineering Department, Los Angeles, CA Teaches graduate courses in
Desalination and Membrane Systems, Aquatic Chemistry, and Wastewater Treatment and Reclamation.
CRWRF Master Plan, Carson, CA Technical Director for master planning studies for WBMWD's regional recycling facility. Product
water qualities evaluated include barrier injection water, single stage RO boiler feed, two stage RO boiler feed, and industrial cooling
water.
City of Bakersfield Wastewater Treatment Plant System Master Plan Project Manager for preparation of the City’s Wastewater
Master Plan. Responsible for wastewater projections, sewer system layout, and interim and long-term planning for wastewater
treatment, reclamation, effluent disposal, and biosolids management.
Carson Regional Water Recycling Facility, City of Carson, CA Technical Director for design and engineering services for
WBMWD's CRWRF. Process engineer for the 30% design and specification of the nitrification system. Treatment processes include
microfiltration, single stage reverse osmosis, and nitrification.
Automation and Reinvention Project, Orange County Sanitation District, Fountain Valley, CA Project Manager for automation
and reinvention of two wastewater treatment plants with combined capacity in excess of 450 MGD. Documented existing operations,
prepared over 600 process and instrumentation diagrams, and produced 5,000 instrumentation loop diagrams. Reviewed and
optimized existing operations and conducted reinvention workshops resulting in the identification of over 2,000 opportunities for plant
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improvement and cost savings. Facilitated over 40 Reinvention Workshops working with over 250 operations and maintenance,
engineering, procurement, and administration staffs. Responsible for communication with the District and the multiple stakeholders.
Brackish Groundwater Reverse Osmosis (RO) System, City of Corona, CA Project Manager for the design of a 15 MGD brackish
groundwater reverse osmosis (RO) system consisting of wells, 10 MGD RO plant, blending system, source water and product delivery
pipelines, and control system.
Master Plan and Seawater Reverse Osmosis Feasibility Study, Marin Municipal Water District, Marin County, CA Technical
Director and Project Manager for evaluation of seawater reverse osmosis desalination costs and project economic feasibility f or a 15
MGD facility. This preliminary study resulted in extensive pilot studies evaluating intake, pretreatment, membrane, and brine
discharge alternatives.
Multiple Projects, Southern Nevada Water Authority, Las Vegas, NV Water Quality Specialist on multiple projects including the
surface water treatment plant at Alfred Merritt Smith and the 60 MGD Virgin-Muddy River System. This system uses pretreatment,
first stage RO, interstage lime softening, second stage RO, brine recovery and brine evaporation. Responsible for developing
evaluation plan and process selection. Served as water quality specialist for a developing and importing 120 MGD of groundwater
from multiple basins 50 to 250 miles north of Las Vegas.
Reuse Concept Plan for Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts, Whittier, CA Developed concept level cost estimates for 110
MGD microfiltration/reverse osmosis advanced; discharge reject management, backbone recycled water conveyance system to
recharge facilities in the West Coast, Central, Main San Gabriel and Raymond Groundwater Basins.
Tertiary Treatment - Dublin-San Ramon Sanitation District Responsible for the development and evaluation of reclamation
treatment alternatives for achieving TDS reduction. Evaluation considered potential future reclaimed water uses, current reclaimed
water users, process reliability, process expandability, treatment area requirements, and life cycle costs
Service Order No. 6 Manager, San Francisco Water System Improvement Program, SFPUC, CA Program Manager for 14 water
supply planning projects. The projects included feasibility evaluations of two water treatment plants, pipeline protection/renovation,
facility upgrades for compliance with disinfection regulations, modifications of pumping stations, treatment process selections,
aqueduct improvements, multiple 60% and 90% design reviews, and feasibility evaluations of major tunneled pipelines.
Tesla Portal pH Control, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, San Francisco CA Responsible for the evaluation of water
quality and selection of an acid addition system for the Hetch Hetchy water supply system. Managed the evaluation of alternative
acids considering corrosion, scale control, UV disinfection compatibility, fluoridation location, disinfection by-product formation, lead
and copper solubility, and overall economics and compatibility with regulatory disinfection requirements.
Risk Management, Pima County Regional Wastewater Reclamation Department, Tucson, AZ Prepared the Risk Management
Plan for the Program Management Team that is responsible for four major projects with a total cost over 720 million dollars.
Consensus on the risk management was developed at multiple workshops and stakeholder meetings.
Baldwin Park Operable Unit EIS, Baldwin Park, CA Responsible for process evaluation of alternatives in the Project Environmental
Impact Statement for a 20 MGD groundwater treatment system. A treatment system consisting of air stripping with off-gas carbon
adsorption & liquid phase carbon adsorption was evaluated. Project components consist of source water wells, piping and manifolds,
treatment with off gas and residuals management, product water disinfection, and product water delivery.
Environmental Master Plan for the Beijing Municipal Environmental Protection Bureau Technical Director for preparation of the
Environmental Master Plan addressing air quality, water, and solid wastes. Addressed water supply and wastewater collection,
treatment, industrial wastewater, and disposal systems.
Environmental Impact Study for Hawiyah Gas Plant and Pipelines, Saudi Arabia Project Manager for Environmental Assessment
of a 2.4 billion cubic feet per day gas purification and sulfur production facility and over 400 miles of gas pipeline delivery system.
Technical Director for brackish water RO treatment plant.
Shayba Environmental Study, Saudi Arabia Project Manager for EIR of a half-million barrel per day oil field gas separation plant.
Environmental analysis included extensive air quality for compliance with national air quality standards, management of construction
wastes, development of landfills, and ecological surveys along the pipeline and road routes. Technical Director for the reverse
osmosis water treatment and wastewater reclamation and disposal systems.
Seawater Desalination Study, Monterey Peninsula Water Management District, Monterey, CA Project Manager for evaluation of
seawater desalination alternatives and development of project economics for plants with capacities ranging between 5 and 14 MGD.
Evaluated four potential sites, alternative intakes and brine outfalls and identified potential environmental impacts.
Carmel Advanced Treatment Feasibility Study for CAWD/PBCSD, Carmel, CA Process Engineer for evaluation of alternatives for
reducing chlorides in reclaimed water. Developed water quality model to optimize tertiary desalination alternatives and reclaimed
water storage capacity minimizing life cycle costs for high and low annual rainfall scenarios.
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John Keene
Project Manager
Mr. Keene is a senior regulatory specialist with substantial
California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), the National
Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), and federal and state
regulatory agency and program experience. He has
worked extensively for firms involved in energy,
transportation, and water related projects. He specializes
in managing complex, controversial projects, while
maintaining sensitivity to the potential for litigation. He
brings to every assignment practical working knowledge of
the CEQA, NEPA, the Permit Streamlining Act, and the CA
Energy Commission's Energy Facilities Siting/Licensing
Process, among other regulatory guidelines. Mr. Keene has
experience with a variety of permitting issues, such as the
United States Army Corps of Engineers (Section 404 and
Section 10 permits), California Coastal Commission
(Coastal Development Permits), and California Department
of Fish and Game (Streambed Alteration Agreement). In
addition, Mr. Keene co-authored the California Permit
Handbook and River Front Development Permit
Handbook and guest authored an article in the California
Energy Commission’s Energy-Aware Planning Guide:
Energy Facilities.
Experience Highlights
NEPA/CEQA Support for Power Related Projects:

Desert Center Projects Draft Initial Study/Mitigated
Negative Declaration, Riverside County Planning
Department, CA.
Prepared a Draft CEQA Initial Study/Negative Declaration
for both the Desert Center 1 Project, which is a proposed
50 MW photovoltaic solar generating facility on a 400+/-
acre site, and the Desert Center 2 Project, which is a
proposed 70 MW PV solar generating facility on a
452.9+/- acre site. The projects would use proven
Photovoltaic technology and would sell electricity directly
into the grid to California utilities.

Blythe Airport Solar 1 Project Draft CEQA Initial
Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration, Riverside County
Planning Department, CA.
Prepared a Draft CEQA Initial Study for the proposed

Years of Experience: 23
Education:
B.A., Physics, University of
CA - Santa Barbara
Professional Training:
Project Planning and
Management
Construction Site Planning and
Management for Water
Quality Protection
Risk an Uncertainty In Flood
Control Design
Water Resources Planning and
Urban Growth
California Environmental Quality
Act Update
National Environmental Policy
Act Update
NEPA Leadership Training
EIR/EIS Preparation and Review
Risk Communication
Health Effects of Electro-
Magnetic Fields
Professional Affiliations:
American Solar Energy Society
Association of Environmental
Proffessionals
American Wind Energy
Association
Awards and Certifications:
HDR’s Gold Award of
Excellence
Arcadis Project Management
Certification

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Blythe Airport Solar 1 Project. A multi-phased 100 MW solar power plant that would be
located on lands on the northeast portion of the Blythe Municipal Airport. The project
would use proven Photovoltaic technology and would sell electricity directly into the grid
to California utilities.

Proposed Borrego Solar 1 Project Land Use Compatibility Analysis, San Diego County
Department of Planning and Land Use, California
Prepared a Land Use Compatibility Analysis for the Borrego Solar 1 Project, which is a
proposed 46 MW unmanned photovoltaic solar project that would be developed in two
phases on a 308-acre parcel. The Land Use Compatibility Analysis details how the project
complies with all of the related local and regional land use plans, zoning and major use
permit findings.

Blythe Airport Solar 1 Project Draft NEPA Environmental Assessment/Finding of No
Significant Impact, U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration,
CA.
Prepared a Draft NEPA EA/FONSI for the proposed Blythe Airport Solar 1 Project. A multi-
phased 100 MW solar power plant that would be located on lands on the northeast portion
of the Blythe Municipal Airport. The project would use proven Photovoltaic technology
and would sell electricity directly into the grid to California utilities.

Trinity County Public Utility District Direct Interconnection Project, Western Area
Power Administration – Sierra Nevada Region
Managed the preparation of an EIS that would improve service to the Trinity Public Utilities
District (PUD). The project includes both the development of a new transmission line and
the upgrade of an existing line. The lines cross federal lands managed by both the Bureau
of Land Management (BLM) and the Forest Service (FS). The EA will satisfy the NEPA
requirements of all three agencies (Western, BLM, and FS).

Desert Southwest Transmission Line Project EIS/EIR, Imperial Irrigation District, CA
Managed the preparation of CEQA and NEPA documentation for the construction of a
proposed 118-mile transmission line from Blythe to the Imperial Irrigation District (IID).
Project issues involved construction of the line through the Bureau of Land Management
(BLM) and associated concerns related to their Desert Plan.

Sierra Pacific Power Company, Alturas Transmission Line Routing Assessment, California
and Nevada.
As a regulatory specialist, participated in the routing analysis for a proposed 345-kV
transmission line from Alturas, California to Reno, Nevada. The objective of the study was
to identify alternative and recommended corridors based on environmental constraints and
opportunities, permitting requirements, and construction potential. Lead the development
a report delineating alternatives for screening possible rights-of-way and identifying the
issues and decision-making process for selecting the preferred alternative.

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Adelanto Energy LLC. - Adelanto Energy Project, CA.
Managed the preparation of a mitigated Negative Declaration for the Adelanto Energy
Project - a proposed 45 MW natural gas fired simple-cycle power facility. Project
Components included a 115 kV Transmission Line and Natural Gas Pipeline.

Adelanto-Lugo Transmission Project, Transmission Agency of Northern California (TANC)
City of Anaheim, San Bernardino County, California. Developed and implemented a
regulatory strategy to obtain the permits required for the proposed Adelanto Lugo
Transmission Project, a 20mile, 500kV transmission line between the Adelanto and Lugo
substations in Southern California.

Central California-Desert Southwest Transmission Project, TANC
Designed and led the development of the regulatory strategy for a proposed 400-mile, 500-
kV transmission line that would link the Central Valley of CA with Southern Nevada. Also,
prepared a feasibility study to evaluate alternative corridors for the transmission line.

Imperial Irrigation District New 230kV "BN-BS" Transmission Line Project
Managed the preparation of a EIS/EIR for the Imperial Irrigation District (IID) and the BLM.
The EIS/EIR addressed the environmental issues related to constructing and operating a
new approximately 30-mile 230kV transmission line, and amending the California Desert
Conservation Area Plan to allow construction of a new transmission line across BLM lands.

High Desert Power Plant Environmental Impact Statement, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service,
CA
Provided regulatory support for the preparation of the Application for Certification and
managed the preparation of an EIS for the construction and operation of a 680- to 720-
megawatt natural gas-fired merchant power plant on a 25-acre site on a portion of the
Southern CA International Airport (SCIA), formerly George Air Force Base. Project included
the siting and construction of a 32-mile natural gas pipeline through BLM lands designated
as desert tortoise critical habitat.

Westley-Tracy Transmission Project EIR/FONSI, Western and Turlock Irrigation District,
CA
As an environmental regulatory analyst, helped prepare portions of the EIR/FONSI for the
Westley-Tracy Transmission Project. Spanning 30 miles, the proposed 230-kV line will
connect two substations in CA's Central Valley.

Desert Southwest Transmission Line Project Routing Study (Riverside and Imperial
Counties)
Prepared a Transmission Line Routing Study for a new Double Circuit 230-kV or 500-kV
Transmission Line to deliver energy generated at new Blythe Power Plant. The goal of the
Routing study was identify and evaluate route options, and to identify a preferred
alternative.

Western Area Power Administration and Sacramento Municipal Utility District -
Sacramento Area Voltage Support Project Supplemental EIS and EIR. Managed the
preparation of the Supplemental EIS and EIR that addressed potential environmental effects
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of a proposed project to construct about 40 miles of new transmission line from O’Banion
Substation in Sutter County to Natomas Substation in Sacramento County.

Fiddyment 230-kV Substation Environmental Review, CA
Mr. Keene was the CEQA Advisor and provided project management support for the
preparation of an Initial Study and a Mitigated Negative Declaration for a proposed 10-acre,
230-kV to 60-kV substation near Roseville, CA.

Paso-Citizens Natural Gas Pipeline, Arizona
Served as environmental manager for review and documentation of a proposed 42-mile
natural gas pipeline replacement. Directed a multidisciplinary team responsible for
preparing the EA. The EA laid the groundwork for a FONSI that was submitted to the U.S.
Bureau of Land Management as the lead federal agency for environmental review. Also
coordinated permitting activities with the Arizona Fish and Game Department and the U.S.
Fish and Wildlife Service.

Blythe Energy Project Application for Certification (AFC), Phase II, Caithness Blythe II
LLC, CA
Managed the preparation of the Application for Certification for the construction and
operation of a 360 MW single-cycle natural gas-fired merchant power plant. The power
plant was proposed to be located entirely within the approved Blythe Energy Project site
boundary. Key issues included water use, cumulative air quality impacts of plume, and dry
versus wet cooling.
Blythe Energy Project, Phase I, Caithness, CA. Developed the mitigation/conditions of
approval matrix to tract all mitigation measure and permit conditions related to
construction and operation of the Blythe Energy Project (Phase I), a 520 megawatt, base-
load, combined-cycle power plant.

Transportation Related Projects:
Canadian National Railway Company (CN) Acquisition of the Elgin, Joliet & Eastern
(EJ&E) Railway Company Environmental Impact Study.
Provided NEPA support (i.e., section author, QA/QC, and comment coding and
responding) for the preparation of an EIS for the proposed Canadian National Railway
Company Acquisition of the EJ&E Railway Company project. The project would improve
the CN’s operations in and beyond the Chicago area by providing CN with a continuous
rail route around Chicago.
Ely Energy Center (EEC) Railway, Nevada Power Company and Sierra Pacific Power
Company, NV.
As a regulatory specialist, I participated in the routing analysis for a proposed rail line
connecting the Ely Energy Center to the existing Union Pacific RR at Shafter in Elko
County. The EEC would be a coal-fueled electric generating facility located about 20 miles
north of Ely, in White Pine County, Nevada.
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99W at Thomes Creek Bridge Project, Tehama County, CA
Managed the preparation of a Joint Environmental Assessment/Initial Study for Tehama
County Department of Public Works, and the California Department of Transportation. The
proposed project consists of replacing the existing Thomes Creek Bridge at Highway 99W.
The Thomes Creek Bridge, originally constructed in 1920, has had a history of scour
problems; and in the 1950's and 1990's, the footings have been modified and riprap
placed around them in an attempt to mitigate the scour.

Altamont Commuter Express (ACE) Station Track Extension (Miner Avenue Railroad
Bridge Project), San Joaquin Regional Rail Commission (SJRRC), CA
Developed and implemented a the regulatory strategy to satisfy CEQA for the ACE Station
Track Extension project. The project required construction of a new railroad bridge,
adjacent to the existing bridge, over Miner Avenue. A CEQA exemption was prepared and
filed successfully, which allowed SJRRC to extended a double ended track that facilitated
access to ACE’s proposed new maintenance facility and allow through passenger train
operations at ACE’s platform.

Altamont Commuter Express (ACE) Corridor Acquisition, San Joaquin Regional Rail
Commission (SJRRC), CA
Developed and implemented a regulatory strategy to satisfy CEQA for the ACE Corridor
Acquisition project. The project consists of a proposal to purchase right-of-way in the
existing Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR) corridor between Stockton and Lathrop and Bay
Area. A CEQA exemption was prepared and filed successfully, which would allow ACE
commuter service to have priority over freight traffic.

Water Related Projects:
Program EIR for the San Diego County Water Authority’s Regional Water Facilities
Master Plan, San Diego, CA
Managing the preparation of a Program EIR to assess the environmental effects of
implementing the San Diego County Water Authority’s (SDCWA’s) Regional Water
Facilities Master Plan. The purpose of the Master Plan is to evaluate the ability of the
SDCWA to continue to meet its goals for current plans for water supply and facility
improvements and to recommend new facilities or improvements to existing facilities
needed to meet SDCWA goals through 2030.

Mojave Water Agency/Solano County Water Agency State Water Project Water Exchange
Program Initial Study/NegDec, CA
Served as environmental manager for the preparation of an Initial Study/Negative
Declaration. The Initial Study/Negative Declaration supported a water exchange agreement
between the Mojave Water Agency and the Solano County Water Agency. The water was to
be used to support the High Desert Power Project ground water banking program.

El Dorado County River Management Plan Environmental Impact Report (EIR), CA
Managed the preparation of an EIR for the El Dorado County River Management Plan (RMP).
The RMP focused on whitewater recreation on the South Fork of the American River. The
Plan addressed the County's options for the management of whitewater recreational use
levels, educational programs, safety and emergency response activities, environmental
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protection, noise and water quality concerns, and the relationship between recreational
activities and residents’ rights.

Healdsburg Summer Dam Fish Ladder EIR, CA
Managed the preparation of an EIR for the Healdsburg Summer Dam Fish Ladder. The
project included the construction of a fish ladder on the Healdsburg Summer Dam and a
change in the typical date of flashboard installation from May 20 to June 26.

Coleman National Fish Hatchery Water Supply Diversion Intake and Fish Screen
Improvements Project, CA
Managed the preparation of a Joint Environmental Assessment/Initial Study for the Bureau
of Reclamation (Bureau), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), and the State Water
Resources Control Board. The Bureau and the USFWS proposed to modify the water
intakes and conveyance systems at the Coleman National Fish Hatchery (CNFH).

Technical Publications
! Guest Author, "Energy-Aware Planning Guide: Energy Facilities".
! Co-Author, "California Permit Handbook."
! Co-Author, "River Front Development Permit Handbook."
! Co-Author, "Levee Evaluation Best Practices Guide.”
EDUCATION
University of CA – Santa Barbara
Bachelor of Arts in Physics
PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
American Solar Energy Society
Association of Environmental Professional
American Wind Energy Association
SPECIALTIES
Renewable Energy Projects and the Environment
Project Management
CEQA/NEPA Compliance
Regulatory Compliance
Green Projects
Strategic Planning

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Reena Thomas, PE
Associate/Project Engineer
Ms. Thomas has extensive years of specialized experience in water
resources facilities design and planning. Her experience includes storm
water, potable water, wastewater, and recycled water master plans,
pump stations, pipelines, treatment systems, and related civil works
projects. She has prepared project design drawings and specifications,
constructability reviews, cost estimates, regulatory compliance permits
and reports, and storm water pollution prevention plans.
Relevant Experience:
Devils Slide Tunnel East Pipeline Alignment SWPPP – San Mateo
County, CA
Qualified Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan Developer (QSD) and
Qualified Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan Practitioner (QSP)
responsible for the development of the Project SWPPP, selection of
Storm Water Best Management Practices, submittal of Notice of Intent
and implementation of all Project storm water compliance
requirements. Responsible for storm water protection training for
construction staff.
Anaheim Transportation Network (ATN) – Anaheim, CA
Project Engineer responsible for the review of storm water compliance
requirements for the ATN Bus Maintenance Facility. Review included
identification of Statewide General Industrial Storm Water Permit,
Industrial SWPPP, MS4 obligations, as well as regulatory obligations for
SCAQMD.
Headquarters Office Building (HOB) Engineering Report for Use
of Reclaimed Water Dual Plumbed Systems—Central Contra
Costa Sanitary District, Martinez, CA
Project Manager for the Engineering Report for Use of Reclaimed Water
Dual Plumbed Services for the CCCSD HOB. The District plans to
convert the Headquarters Office Building toilets and urinals from
potable to recycled water as part of the seismic retrofit project. An
Engineering Report was prepared pursuant to requirements of the State
of California Department of Public Health, Title 22. Plans and
specifications were reviewed for compliance with California Water
Code and California Plumbing Code requirements.
Registration:
2002, Civil Engineer, CA,
63718

Qualified SWPPP
Developer/Qualified SWPPP
Practitioner #23004

Years of Experience: 13

Education:
M.S., 1999, Civil and
Environmental
Engineering, University of
California, Berkeley
B.S., 1997, Civil
Engineering, Loyola
Marymount University,
Los Angeles, California

Professional Affiliations:
Past President, Bay Area
Water Works Association
Member, California Water
Environment Association
Member, Water
Environment Federation
Member, American Water
Works Association
Sanitary Sewer Overflow
Guidance Committee
Participant, State Water
Resources Control Board
Certified Trainer for Sanitary
Sewer Overflow
Reporting and Sanitary
Sewer Management Plan
Development, California
Water Environment
Association

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Diablo Country Club Energy and Water Sustainability Project—Diablo, CA
Ms. Thomas is serving as Project Engineer providing assistance and coordination in meeting the Diablo
Country Club’s development of a long-range plan of sustainable water and energy operations.
Sustainability planning focuses on water and energy conservation, use and supply alternatives, including
onsite power generation. Ms. Thomas is assisting in the facilitation of meetings with PG&E, Central
Contra Costa Sanitary District, East Bay Municipal Utility District, and the Club’s Committee on Energy
Conservation. She is responsible for the analysis of water billing data and the potential for recycled water
use. Ms. Thomas was the primary author of a Satellite Recycled Water Treatment Plant Feasibility Study
that determined the recycled water demands for golf course irrigation, treatment requirements, site
analysis preliminary design, economic analysis, and environmental considerations.

Animal Control Facility Engineering Report for Use of Reclaimed Water Dual Plumbed
Systems—City of Palm Springs, CA
Project Manager for the Engineering Report for Use of Reclaimed Water Dual Plumbed Services for the
City of Palm Springs Animal Care Facility. The Proposed facility will be constructed as a dual plumbed
building using both potable and reclaimed water for interior and exterior purposes. The Engineering
Report was prepared pursuant to requirements of the State of California Department of Public Health, Title
22, Article 5, Dual Plumbed Recycled Water Systems Section 60314 Report Submittal.
Arantine Hills Water Supply Assessment and Written Verification of Supply -- California &
Bluestone Communities, City of Corona, Riverside County, CA
Ms. Thomas served as Project Engineer for the development of a Water Supply Assessment (WSA)
pursuant to the requirements of California Senate Bill SB610 for the proposed Arantine Hills Specific Plan
Area. The WSA was completed on time for adoption by the City and inclusion in the project
Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for public circulation and evaluation of the project’s potential
environmental effects. The WSA was prepared to evaluate water demands and supplies pursuant to the
requirements of California Water Code (CWC) §10910-10915. The WSA quantifies water demands of the
existing agricultural land use and of the proposed Project. The evaluation accounts for projected water
supplies and demands for three weather year scenarios (average year, single-dry year, and multiple-dry
water year) to determine the sufficiency of supply to meet the proposed Project that of the City’s water
supply service area through the next 20-years. Ms. Thomas also completed the subsequent Written
Verification of Supply Report for the project pursuant to SB 221.
Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority—Los Angeles, CA
Ms Thomas served as Project Engineer for the development analysis, and preparation of a Water Action
Plan (WAP) for the Los Angeles County element of Metro’s sustainability program and Environmental
Management System (EMS) pursuant to ISO14001. The WAP developed strategies for water conservation,
recycling and substitution with reclaimed water. Cost -benefit analysis of the recommendations was
completed and the strategies prioritized on financial and total water savings basis. Water use at typical
Metro facilities was analyzed and strategies for water conservation were recommended. Thirteen water
conservation strategies were recommended including conversion to use of municipal recycled water,
replacement of specific fixtures and end use equipment, as well as education and outreach programs.
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Christen Hill Pipeline Alignment Opportunities and Constraints Analysis—North Coast County
Water District, Pacifica, CA
Project Engineer for the development of an opportunities and constraints analysis for the construction of a
new 4000 LF of 16 inch ductile iron pipeline. The analysis reviewed alternatives to optimize the selection
of a preferred pipeline alignment by the District. Ms. Thomas provided a reconnaissance review of the
environmental and regulatory permitting requirements associated with pipeline construction and
documented the avoidance of impacts, modifications to reduce potential impacts, as well as the
assessment of potential mitigation measures.
North Coast County Water District Field Operations Guidance Handbook—Pacifica, CA
Ms. Thomas served as Project Engineer in the preparation of a Field Operations Handbook to facilitate the
implementation of the District’s operations while maintaining compliance with applicable state and
federal environmental, land use, and other regulatory requirements. The Handbook describes the
pertinent procedures to protect the environment while maintaining the District facilities.
The Handbook includes a summary of general procedures and responsible work practices, a list of
prohibited activities, emergency contact information, a description of applicable regulatory requirements,
and a glossary of special status species.
Water Smart Water and Energy Efficiency Grant Application Assistance—North Coast County
Water District, Pacifica, CA
Project Engineer assisting the NCCWD in the preparation of a technical proposal, funding plan, and grant
application package to the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation for th FY@)@) Water and Energy Efficiency Grants,
pursuant to Fundng Opportuity Announcement No. R10SF80157. Ms Thomas coordinated with
technology manufactureers and vendors in preparing the preliminary engineering, cost estimate, and
construction requirements of the project. She also coordinated with PG&E regarding their permitting and
regulatory requirements for the production of energy within PG&E’s jurisdiction.
Malibu Restaurants Water Conservation Plans—Malibu, CA
Ms Thomas served as project engineer for the preparation of Water Conservation Plans for two proposed
beach front restaurants in the City of Malibu, California. The Plans are intended to ensure water
conservation and thereby reduce the potential for impact to the designated beneficial uses of the receiving
waters. Estimates of water demands and typical conservation savings estimates were made based on the
use of generally acceptable and readily available water conservation Best Management Practices (BMPs).
Sewer Capacity Study, Signature Properties Millworks Building— Novato, CA
Ms. Thomas served as Project Engineer for the Sewer Capacity Study for the Proposed Signature Properties
Millworks Building in Novato, California. The Proposed Millworks Building is a certified “Build It Green”
building that includes condominiums and a Whole Foods Market. Ms. Thomas calculated the estimated
wastewater generation from the proposed project and determined that the existing downstream sewer
mains owned by the Novato Sanitary District did not have sufficient capacity to adequately convey the
new wastewater flows. A project report presented to Novato Sanitary District identified undersized sewers
and recommended improvements to the existing sewer system downstream.

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Alameda Point—Alameda, CA
QA/QC. Provided quality control and quality assurance for the several prepared technical memoranda
used as a part of the basis of design including: illicit connections and utility conflicts; traffic planning;
alternative discharge structures; and construction hydrology and diversion technical support for the
maintenance and development of utility and base-mapping by 25 GIS and CAD users located throughout
the Port. Services included planning, surveying, mapping and design engineering services at the former
Naval Air Station, Alameda Point for storm water collection and discharge facilities. Portions of the storm
drain system had previously been determined to be contaminated with radium, a radiological
contaminant. Assisted in the review of 30%, 60%, 90% design plans and final design plans and
construction specifications. Formatting of the specifications had been consistent with the Navy’s
requirements pursuant to federal requirements using SpecsIntact software.
Oakland Pump Station Master Plan—Oakland CA)
Project Engineer. Responsible for coordination and completion of field investigations and engineering
reviews to observe the pump station conditions, identification of necessary improvements and assessment
of anticipated costs and prioritization of recommended improvements. This project consisted of 10 sewer
and storm drain pump stations that were evaluated for conformance to existing and future regulatory
requirements, operations and maintenance requirements, hydraulics, electrical and instrumentation and
corrosion.
Belmont Sewer System Capacity Study—Belmont, CA
Project Manager. Responsible for the budget, schedule and all project team coordination providing
engineering services to update and refine their collection system Capital Improvement Program to meet
the Sewer System Management Plan requirements of the Regional Water Quality Control Board. The
City’s sewer system consisted of 2,600 pipelines and 14 lift stations. The project team analyzed existing
and anticipated land use to determine ultimate wastewater flow, created a computerized hydraulic model
analysis, and created standardized construction specifications for sewer rehabilitation and construction.
Water Supply Study—City of Lathrop, Lathrop, CA
Project Engineer. Prepared a water demand analysis on the City’s growth, quantities and plans for
sustainable water supplies on a fast track schedule. The City estimated significant population growth over
the next 20 years and needed a comprehensive understanding of projected water demands and supply.
The goal was to identify the means to augment water supplies for this planned future growth, to enhance
supply reliability and to confirm unit and total water demands previously developed. Ms. Thomas was
responsible for the confirmation of water demands and water supply alternatives. She reviewed unit water
demand previously analyzed by the City and updated them based upon analysis of current water billing
data and field analysis. She coordinated with stakeholder developments to determine future water
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Sewer Master Plan Update—Brentwood, CA
Assistant Project Manager. Responsible for the calculation of sewer loadings for existing and future
conditions, capacity analysis and reporting of required capital improvements. Ms. Thomas also presented
results to City staff in project meetings. The City of Brentwood requested updates of the Sewer Master
Plan in 2005 for 2006 flow conditions and build-out 2021 flow conditions for Peak Wet Weather Flow
Conditions (PWWF). The previous SewerCAD hydraulic model was converted to MWH Soft Sewer Map
software to coordinate with the City’s existing GIS mapping of the sewer system. Facility names were
updated within the model to correspond with the City’s GIS facility nomenclature. The hydraulic model
was used to identify and report on hydraulic system deficiencies and provided recommendations for
improvement projects for the City. RBF updated the Master Plan Report and presented the results of the
hydraulic model for existing and build-out PWWF conditions. Recommendations were made for upgrades
to deficient sewer pipeline areas for existing and build-out conditions.
Lone Tree Way and O'Hara Avenue Improvements—Brentwood, CA
Project Engineer. Evaluated water and sewer facility sizing and alignment and coordinated with sub-
consultants for the undergrounding of all overhead facilities. Services included storm drain and waterline
design. In addition, she was responsible for the design of storm drain facilities, 3,000 feet of a 36-inch
domestic waterline and a 12-inch reclamation waterline in O’Hara Avenue.
Campus Pointe / Chestnut Avenue Improvements—Fresno, CA
Project Engineer. Responsible for the evaluation and design of the storm drain system, a 30” water
transmission line and a 14” water distribution line. Ms. Thomas was key in the relocation of large
irrigation line facilities, and coordination for installing current overhead utilities underground. This
project was completed on a fast track basis that successfully secured a $4.7 million grant for the
University.
Morada Water Interconnect Project—San Joaquin County, CA
Project Engineer. The Project included interconnect pipeline connections between six separate water
distribution systems to provide a reliable water supply between the water systems in emergency situations
or when one well is out of service. Ms. Thomas was responsible for creation of a hydraulic model using
WATERCAD hydraulic modeling software to analyze the hydraulic parameters of the system and is the
primary author of the Project Preliminary Design Report. The Projects approach and work plan complied
with the County's requirement that the 100% design plans be complete within 70 working days to
facilitate state funding for the project.
American Canyon Integrated Water Management Plan—American Canyon, CA
Project Engineer. Responsible for the analysis of existing and planned water demands, the preparation of
an engineering report evaluating the operations of the City's Ultra-filtration Water Treatment Plant,
development of a water loss audit program, and analysis of alternatives for future water supplies. The
Project analyzed potential water supply alternative components to identify projects that yield multiple
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benefits for water supplies, water quality, and natural resources. The team reviewed all of the City’s
available water resources and selected opportunities that best enhanced and protected the environment,
met the water needs of the City, and provided for the planned future growth of our community. The
Project addressed the inter-relationship between Water Supply Availability and Treatment Requirements,
Wastewater Treatment, Discharge Requirements and Reclamation Opportunities, Flood Control, Storm
Water Quality and Treatment Requirements, Groundwater Supplies, and Riparian Habitat Preservation
and Enhancement. .
Comprehensive Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) Plan—American Canyon, CA
Project Engineer. Team provided a comprehensive plan for wastewater treatment, disposal, and reuse to
meet interim and ultimate wastewater treatment requirements of the City (as part of the Integrated Water
Management Plan). Ms. Thomas was responsible for evaluating improvements to the UV Disinfection
system and emergency power requirements. She assisted in the development of a water quality model of
the plant using GPS-X software by Hydromantis to assess tank sizes and plant performance for interim and
permanent upgrade options. The Modeling predicted water quality resulting from integration of industrial
and domestic influents. She assisted in providing recommending improvements to preliminary treatment
at the influent sewer lift stations and at the Upgrade options consisted of evaluation of wetlands treatment
for metals removal treatment plant.
Stuart Street Tanks and Rodeo Grounds Pump Station—Cambria Community Services District
Project Engineer for the Stuart Street Tanks and Rodeo Grounds Pump Station Project. The Project
includes the analysis and design of a 7175 gpm pump station and a 380,000 gallon water storage tank to
enhance the water system operations and reliability. The Project includes evaluation of multiple fire flow
scenarios and various tank configurations. Ms. Thomas is responsible for the update of a hydraulic model
using H20MAP hydraulic modeling software to analyze the hydraulic parameters of the system and
preparation of the Project Preliminary Design Report.
San Lucas Infrastructure Feasibility Study—County of Monterey, Monterey County, CA
Project Engineer. Assisted in the development of an infrastructure feasibility study that identified required
improvements to San Lucas wastewater, storm water, and roadways for future developments.
Wastewater Recycling Facility Project—Santa Paula, CA
Project Engineer responsible for evaluation of cost saving opportunities for Value Engineering of the Water
Reclamation Facility. Ms. Thomas documented facility history, facility capacity, treatment technology,
and prepared preliminary opinions of probable costs. This project was an aggressive program that had to
meet requirements established by a Time Schedule Order and Draft Consent Decree. Due to concerns
over cost escalation at the 30-percent design level for the $90M project, the City contracted RBF to
provide assistance in developing a more cost effective project. RBF provided program management, value
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Focused Wastewater System Master Plan—Castroville, CA
Project Manager. Ms Thomas was responsible for all project team coordination, scheduling and budget
for the project. In addition, Ms. Thomas led the engineering team in the development of wastewater
generation for build-out conditions, creation and execution of sewer system hydraulic model,
identification of system deficiencies, recommendation of system improvements, and presentation of
estimated improvement costs. This project consisted of engineering services to the Castroville Water
District for preparation of a Focused Wastewater System Master Plan. The purpose of this project was to
identify and describe the wastewater facility improvements required as a result of the Castroville
Community Plan Projects. The project described the improvements required for facilities downstream of
the Community Plan developments and included determination of the size and invert elevations of sewer
pipelines which included recommendations for future connection points and flows for future
developments. The Master Plan served as an element of requirements for the Regional Water Quality
Control Board Waste Discharge Requirements for Sanitary Sewer Overflows.
Castroville Water District Modified Urban Water Management Plan—Castroville, CA
Project Engineer. This UWMP was slightly modified to meet local requirements and omitted the analysis
of rate impacts and state filing. Ms. Thomas assisted in the preparation of a Technical Memorandum for
County Redevelopment to support the preparation of their Draft EIR considering the water balance,
reclaimed water service area impacts and California Coastal Commission issues. The Plan included all
remaining state requirements so that as new development occurs the District can easily file with the State
when needed. Additionally, the Plan serves as the basis for the anticipated Water Supply Assessments and
Written Verification of Water Supply Availability pursuant to SB 610 and 221 that will be required as the
anticipated new development projects proceed.
City of Belmont Dairy Lane Sewer Rehabilitation Project—City of Belmont, Belmont, CA
Project Engineer. Provided condition assessment of the existing sewer pipeline, evaluated of existing
capacity, and made recommendations for sewer rehabilitation.
Shoppes at Chino Hills; Ring Road Utility Infrastructure Preliminary Basis of Design Report—
City of Chino Hills, Chino Hills, CA
Project Engineer.. Performed calculations for water demand and wastewater generations, hydraulic
modeling, and capacity evaluation for existing facilities. This project included the preliminary utility
design for development of commercial, residential, and public use facilities. .
Vista Del Mar Infrastructure Project, City of Pittsburg and William Lyon Homes—Pittsburg, CA
Project Engineer. Responsible for the preparation of the project preliminary design report, engineering
plans and specifications. Ms. Thomas also verified the system hydraulics from the computerized hydraulic
model.. New water infrastructure was required to support new residential development. The project
included the design of a 3.0 million gallon concrete reservoir, a 5,000-gallon per minute pump station,
and a 3,000-gallon per minute pump station.
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Seaside Auto Center Utility Assessment Project—City of Seaside, Seaside, CA
Project Engineer. Provided evaluation of utility improvements and re-alignment for proposed
development alternatives. The project consisted of the preparation of utility mapping for the Seaside Auto
Center development area, field survey of existing utilities, and condition assessment of sewer and storm
drain pipelines. .
Castle Oaks Water Reclamation Facility Operating Costs Analysis—City of Ione and Project
Dimensions, Ione, CA
Project Engineer. The project included the evaluation of unit processes, operation and maintenance
activities, and recommendations for future operating improvements of the onsite water reclamation
facility.
The Dunes on Monterey Bay Wet Utility Master Plan—Marina, CA
Project Engineer. The project included a mixed-use redevelopment of approximately 455acres of land for
commercial and residential land use. Ms. Thomas worked closely with the project development team and
assisted in identifying a series of critical water conservation best management practices to reduce the
projects overall water demand. She also performed hydraulic modeling for the wastewater collection
system and prepared preliminary design plans for the sewer system.
The Dunes on Monterey Bay Water Demand Analysis—Marina, CA
Project Engineer for the proposed redevelopment on the former Fort Ord in Marina. Ms. Thomas assisted
in the preparation of water demand analysis for the proposed 455-acre base reuse project. She worked
closely with the project development team, identifying a series of critical water conservation best
management practices to reduce the overall project water demand. Throughout the project, she
collaborated with the local water district for appropriate modifications to their Water Supply Assessment
and Written Verification of Supply Availability Report pursuant to SB610 and SB221.
Coastal Water Project—California American Water Company, Monterey, CA
Project Engineer for the Coastal Water Project responsible for agency permitting coordination. Ms.
Thomas was the point of contact for regulatory agency coordination. She prepared project descriptions
for agency permits. The project included a seawater desalination facility, approximately 26 miles of
distribution pipeline, pump stations, reservoirs, and an aquifer storage recovery system.
Ord Community Wastewater System Master Plan—Marina Coast Water District, Monterey
County, CA
Project Engineer. Led the engineering team in the development of wastewater generation for build-out
conditions, creation and execution of sewer system hydraulic model, identification of system deficiencies,
recommendation of system improvements, and presentation of estimated improvement costs. The team
addressed the capacity evaluation, condition assessment, regulatory agency requirements and capital
project planning of the wastewater collection systems throughout the Ord Community.
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Marina Airport Area Facilities Planning Grant Project—Marina Coast Water District, Monterey
County, CA
Project Engineer for the preparation of the Facilities Plan Report to present a 300 acre-feet per year (AFY)
recycled water project for construction loan eligibility from the Water Recycling Load Program and the
State Revolving Fund Program. The Airport Project will supply 300 AFY for irrigation demands and
construction to facilities adjacent to the Marina Airport Area. The proposed service area would require a
pipeline from the SVRP to the Airport, a distance of approximately three miles.
Stonebridge Pump Station—William Lyon Homes, Lathrop, CA
Project Engineer for agency coordination and permitting assistance for the Stonebridge Pump Station. The
project included construction of a storm water pump station, force main, and storm water outfall at the
San Joaquin River.
Golf Club Road Bridge Replacement Project—Quincy Engineers, Pleasant Hill, CA
Project Engineer for agency coordination and permitting assistance. The project included the removal of a
structurally deficient bridge and replacement with a new double span bridge that met Caltrans, County
Flood Control, and FHWA requirements.
Animal Control Facility Dual Plumbing Plan Review/Permitting—Contra Costa County
Sanitation District, Martinez, CA
Project Engineer. Provided plan review services and permitting assistance for the new Contra Costa
County Animal Services Facility. The facility will use recycled water for landscape irrigation and interior
kennel wash down. Ms. Thomas reviewed construction drawings for conformance to existing District
standards and recycled water regulations and coordinated with the California Department of Health
Services and prepared an Engineers Report for the project. She reviewed and updated the District’s
existing Recycled Water Users Guide.
Seaside Highlands Plan Review—Marina Coast Water District, Monterey County, CA
Engineer. Provided plan review services for the Seaside Highland development. Duties include review of
construction drawings for conformance to existing District standards and department of public health
requirements for recycled water.
San Lucas Infrastructure Feasibility Study—County of Monterey, Monterey County, CA
Engineer. Assisted in the development of an infrastructure feasibility study that identified required
improvements to San Lucas wastewater, storm water, and roadways for future developments.
Hollister Interim Domestic Wastewater Treatment Plant Improvements—City of Hollister,
Hollister, CA
Project Engineer. Responsible for the assistance in the preparation of CEQA documentation and analysis
for the Interim Facilities at the City of Hollister's Domestic Wastewater Treatment Plant (DWTP).
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Improvements include upgrade of the secondary wastewater treatment facilities and a new effluent
pumping station.
Wastewater Treatment Facility Assessment—California Institution for Men, Chino, CA
Project Engineer. Prepared a technical report to address future growth, wastewater treatment standards
and future regulatory trends related to effluent discharge and water recycling at this California prison
facility. She developed recommendations for wastewater system improvements to meet future needs and
regulations.
Water Augmentation Project—Marina Coast Water District, Monterey County, CA
Project Engineer responsible for the analysis of conceptual designs and feasibility studies for augmentation
of water supply by approximately 2,400 acre-feet of non-groundwater sources to service redevelopment of
the former Fort Ord Army Base and surrounding regions. Water augmentation projects included recycled
water, desalination, storm water retention and reuse, importation, and aquifer storage and recovery. The
project included the evaluation and ranking of projects based upon technical viability, environmental
constraints, regulatory complexity, public acceptance, agency approvals, and economic feasibility. The
project involved multiple meetings with stakeholder groups involved in Technical Advisory Committee
roles, the completion of a technical study, and an environmental impact report.

Lower Silver Creek Flood Control Improvements—Santa Clara Valley Water District, San Jose,
CA
Ms. Thomas developed drawings, specifications, and cost estimates for flood control improvements to
Lower Silver Creek Reaches 5 and 6 for the Santa Clara Valley Water District. The project included the
design of approximately 1.5 miles of flood control improvements and revegetation to convey the 100-year
storm event. HEC-2 hydraulic modeling was used to analyze proposed channel improvements. She
prepared monthly progress reports summarizing project budget to date, anticipated and completed tasks,
and project schedule.
Fire Protection Water System Improvements Pipeline Replacement— Pebble Beach Community
Services District, Pebble Beach, CA
Ms. Thomas evaluated alignment alternatives for approximately 2.5 miles of pipeline, coordinated with
utility agencies, and prepared plans and technical specifications for the Pebble Beach Community
Services District. She successfully managed the schedule and budget for the project.
Fire Protection Water System Analysis—Pebble Beach Community Services District, Pebble
Beach, CA
Ms. Thomas used the KYPIPE hydraulic modeling program to analyze fire flows within the Pebble Beach
Community Services District’s water system and made recommendations for system improvements. She
was also responsible for preparing cost estimates and a report for the five-year annual Capital
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Master Plan Updates—City of Camarillo, Camarillo, CA
Ms. Thomas played an essential role in the plant capacity rating of the existing wastewater treatment plant
for water, wastewater, and reclaimed water master plan updates. She was responsible for the preparation
of the sewer system model and analysis.
Belmont Shores/Heights Trunk Relief Sewer—Long Beach Water Department, Long Beach, CA
Ms. Thomas was responsible for the evaluation of alignment alternatives, preparation of cost estimates,
permit coordination, design and specifications for the design of approximately three miles of 12-inch
diameter force main and 24-inch diameter gravity sewer for the City of Long Beach. The project included
a tie-in at the existing lift station.
Marina Del Rey 24-inch Feedline—County of Los Angeles Department of Public Work, Marina
del Rey, CA
Project Engineer for the Marina Del Rey 24-inch Feedline for the County of Los Angeles Department of
Public Works. She was responsible for the planning, design, and coordination of design services during
construction of approximately one mile of 24-inch CML&C steel pipeline, including pressure reducing
station, air and vacuum release valves, cathodic protection, and thrust restraint.
Pump House Rehabilitation—Basic Water Company, Lake Mead, NV
Ms. Thomas was responsible for the rehabilitation of a pump house at Lake Mead, Nevada. The project
included planning, design, and project specifications for the abatement of lead paint and asbestos from
the pump house and existing bridge, as well as replacement and installation of new valves.
Biosolids Fact Sheets—United States Environmental Protection Agency
Project Engineer responsible for conducting research and preparing technical papers concerning
techniques for wastewater residual re-use.
Arsenic Removal Project—Barrick Mines
Project Engineer for the selection of arsenic removal treatments for Barrick Mines. Ms. Thomas was
responsible for an evaluation of different treatment technologies and estimates of project costs and
feasibility. The project included a preliminary evaluation of water quality data, and recommendations of
appropriate treatment techniques with regard to State Drinking Water Standards and cost efficiency.
Reno-Stead Water Reclamation Plant—City of Reno, Reno, NV
Ms. Thomas prepared drawings and specifications for an upgrade of the City of Reno’s existing water
reclamation facility in the Stead/Lemmon Valley area. The facility upgrade included headworks
improvements and odor control, modifications to the existing oxidation ditch (supplemental aeration),
addition of new filters, sodium hypochlorite disinfection, calcium thiosulfate dechlorination, chlorine
contact chamber, site piping and new outfall.

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