AMS provided third-party independent environmental mitigation monitoring assessments at four marine oil terminals operating in San Francisco Bay Area.
The California State Lands Commission (CSLC) is required to enact a program that assesses operations of marine oil terminals (MOTs) are consistent with the adopted mitigation measures defined in the associated Environmental Impact Report (EIR). The purpose of a Mitigation Monitoring Program (MMP) is to ensure that measures adopted to mitigate or avoid significant environmental impacts are implemented. AMS has played an integral role in conducting these assessments at the four marine oil terminals operating in San Francisco Bay Area.
Under contract to the California State Lands Commission (CSLC), AMS provided third-party independent environmental mitigation monitoring of the Chevron (Richmond, California), Shell (Martinez, California), NuStar (Selby, California), and Plains Products Terminals, LLC (Martinez, California) marine oil terminals. AMS led a multi-disciplinary team of scientists and engineers to design and implement a long-term compliance verification program that outlined and implemented all aspects of monitoring and reporting requirements.
The AMS-led, mitigation monitoring programs enabled the State to ensure that the terminal operators were in compliance with environmental mitigation measures and lease requirements established as part of their 30-year lease renewals from the CSLC. This multi-year effort reviewed wharf operations relative to spill response, fire safety, MOTEMS implementation, noise, invasive species, and other environmental concerns identified during the CEQA EIR process required for lease renewal.
Jay Johnson serves as project manager for AMS for environmental mitigation monitoring compliance assessments. Jay Johnson is a senior oceanographer with over 30 years of experience supporting a wide variety of commercial and industrial clients, as well as regulatory and resource management agencies.