Environmental Compliance and Permitting

Day Carter & Murphy LLP’s attorneys have worked on a wide range of environmental compliance and permitting issues for development projects throughout California. We work closely with clients, regulators, public officials, and other stakeholders to help our clients obtain and comply with conditional use permits, incidental take authorizations, streambed alteration agreements, air permits, waste discharge requirements, Section 401 certifications, Section 404 permits, and many other types of federal, state, and local environmental and land use authorizations.


Land use permitting, EIR review, and CEQA litigation for 100-year conditional use permit for a sand and gravel mine.

Section 7 consultation under the Federal ESA and major amendment for Section 2081 Incidental Take Permit under CESA for large gold mine.

Section 2081 Incidental Take Permit application under CESA and Cal. Fish and Game Code Section 1602 streambed alteration agreement for large-scale residential/mixed use project.

Enforcement action defense and settlement negotiations for alleged unauthorized take under CESA and the Federal ESA for agricultural, mining, and renewable energy projects.

Compliance with AB 32 Cap and Trade Program, including training for reporting of emissions and acquisition of greenhouse gas allowances for fuel supplier.

Enforcement actions defense for alleged violations of California Fish and Wildlife Code Sections 1602, 5937 for various clients

Represented mineral sands developer in obtaining requisite permits to operate a mine in Southern Oregon.

Obtained land use and endangered species take authorization for oil field development.

Assist clients with linear facilities such as gas pipelines traversing jurisdictional wetland areas with endangered species.

Represent clients on aquifer exemptions and other permitting issues relating to Class II underground injection wells.