May is ESA’s Southern California Permitting Program Manager, and a senior project manager with 20 years of experience in the environmental consulting industry. Her primary responsibilities include providing contract and project management; permitting strategies; review of permit applications and supporting documentation; technical analyses for a variety of water/wastewater, energy, transportation, private development, and restoration projects; and informing her clients of the most current regulations governing aquatic and biological resources.
May has successfully led permitting efforts and managed major contracts for many public agencies and municipalities such as the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works, Inland Empire Utilities Agency, and the City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks.
May’s management and technical capabilities include review and preparation of environmental documents in compliance with National Environmental Policy Act, California Environmental Quality Act, Federal Endangered Species Act, and California Endangered Species Act; wetland and jurisdictional delineations; Clean Water Act permitting; streambed alteration agreements; coastal development permits; mitigation planning; biological assessments; and natural resource studies.
She has consulted extensively with the United States Army Corps of Engineers, United States Fish and Wildlife Service, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, California coastal agencies, and regional water quality control boards to secure permits/authorizations, as well as to provide feasible and successful mitigation to her clients.