Rincon Project Honored with Award from 2024 AEP Award Program

 

At the 2024 California Association of Environmental Professionals Conference, Rincon was given the Environmental Resource Document Merit Award for our work on the Fresno Council of Governments “Circuit Planning and Engineering” (CPE) Program: CEQA Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT) Thresholds for Small Cities. Congratulations to all involved in this highly successful project!

🏆 AEP Environmental Resource Document Merit Award 

Fresno Council of Governments “Circuit Planning and Engineering” CPE Program: CEQA Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT) Thresholds for Small Cities

The CPE program provides information and guidance for Fresno County small cities to determine a project’s CEQA VMT impact and strategies for assessing and mitigating these impacts. This document outlines the resources available in Fresno County for determining the CEQA VMT significance. Rincon assisted each of the cities in drafting staff reports and resolutions for the adoption of City-specific VMT thresholds and provided a PowerPoint presentation for each City Council highlighting the benefits of adopting these thresholds. All participating cities have subsequently unanimously approved the CPE program.

AEP Jury Comments:

“There’s a clear, step-by-step methodology for VMT impact assessment, including links to helpful tools. The “plug-and-play” capability of the report will help guide local jurisdictions through the assessment of VMT and potentially reduce future environmental review.”

Rincon’s Wendy Worthey, Principal, accepted the award on behalf of Rincon, with Simran Jhutti, Senior Regional Planner, of Fresno Council of Governments

Congratulations to all involved with this award-winning project!