Nancy Hendrickson Joins Northgate Team

Northgate is pleased to announce a new principal, Nancy Hendrickson, PE, has joined our Oakland office. Nancy brings more than 30 years of experience as a project manager and a senior consultant. Nancy has managed and provided strategic support for a wide range of environmental and remediation projects throughout California. Her experience includes working on complex remedial investigation and feasibility studies that involve negotiating with multiple agencies, integrating public outreach and communication programs, coordinating human health and environmental risk assessments and identifying and complying with a full range federal, state, and local regulations (e.g. wetlands permitting, waste characterization and disposal, […]

Critical Updates to the Polanco Act

In October 2013, Governor Brown signed Assembly Bill 440, which helps facilitate the cleanup and redevelopment of blighted urban properties (i.e., Brownfield sites). This new law, referred to as Polanco 2.0, is an expansion of, and successor to, the original Polanco Redevelopment Act, which effectively ended on February 1, 2012 with the formal dissolution of local redevelopment agencies. Under AB440, cities, counties, and some housing authorities (“local agencies”) can now compel responsible parties to clean up their blighted property, or can directly perform the cleanup themselves. Local agencies are authorized to investigate blighted properties and prepare cleanup plans, or require […]