This Environmental Management Division was established to address the Department’s needs relating to stormwater quality and environmental compliance for County Transportation, Flood Control, and Solid Waste Management capital improvement and maintenance projects, under applicable federal and state laws.

Environmental Planning & Maintenance

The Environmental Planning and Maintenance sections handle the environmental review and permitting process for these projects; coordinate Department and San Bernardino County Flood Control District (District) review and comment on environmental documents circulated by other agencies, when those projects have the potential to impact property owned or maintained by the Department or the District; and administer mitigation measures adopted as part of a project.

Documents circulated to the Department or Flood Control District for review & comment should be submitted (preferably on electronic media) to:
County of San Bernardino Department of Public Works
San Bernardino County Flood Control District
Environmental Management Division
825 E. Third Street
San Bernardino, CA 92415-0835

Tribal requests for consultation under AB 52 should be addressed to:
Nancy Sansonetti, AICP – AB 52 Tribal Coordinator
County of San Bernardino Department of Public Works
San Bernardino County Flood Control District
825 E. Third Street
San Bernardino, CA 92415-0835

The County of San Bernardino is home to a wide variety of plant and animal life, some of which are protected under federal and/or state law. For a partial list of the many species that are taken into consideration during the environmental permitting process for a project, visit our Threatened, Endangered, and Protected Species page. More information may be obtained by contacting the California Department of Fish and Wildlife and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.


The NPDES section administers the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) program for the County and the District, and collaborates with other local and regional agencies to reduce stormwater pollution throughout the Santa Ana and Mojave River watersheds.

Please note:
This division does not handle biohazard or hazardous waste disposal, and cannot provide environmental permitting support or biological surveys/monitoring for projects located on private property.Please consult the following agencies for assistance:

Topic Contact
Medical Waste/BioHazard DisposalDepartment of Public Health, Environmental Health Services,1-800-442-2283
Hazardous Waste DisposalSan Bernardino County Fire HAZMAT, 909-386-8401
Hazardous Spill HotlineSan Bernardino County Fire, 1-800-338-6942.
Information on environmental permitting for projects on private property or Joshua Tree removal on private propertyLand Use Services Department, 909-387-8311

For Information Contact

Anthony Pham