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city planning, CEQA/NEPA Environmental compliance, building & saftey consultants

| contract planning services

Romo Planning Group (RPG) has provided contract planning services to more than 30 jurisdictions located in the Counties of Orange, Los Angeles, San Bernardino, and Riverside since 2001.  These services include, but are not limited to, current and advanced planning, development feasibility analyses, CEQA/NEPA compliance, preparation of specific environmental studies, and interim staffing services.  Because RPG only works with seasoned independent contractors, the team is very adept in all aspects of the development process, which results in effective and efficient project management for the public sector as well as private developers, real estate brokers, and local businesses.

RPG contract planners approach every assignment with a problem-solving mindset.  We have extensive experience in executing land use entitlement applications, taking projects through every step of the development review process, including final certificate of occupancy, assessing opportunities and constraints before submitting applications, coordinating with various departments and outside agencies, preparing staff reports and conditions of approval, and making  presentations before public hearing bodies.  Our civic relations make us a very valuable resource.


  • Director
  • Planning Manager
  • Principal Planner
  • Associate Planner
  • Assistant Planner
  • Planning Technician
  • Administrative Assistant

| environmental compliance services

Romo Planning Group manages and prepares CEQA and NEPA documents that adhere to federal, state and local standards. Mr. Perea has over 32 years of Land Use Planning and CEQA experience in both the public and private sectors. He is the author of the Guide to the CEQA Initial Study Checklist that was awarded the "Environmental Resource Merit Award" by the California Association of Environmental Professionals and is being used as a text book at Humboldt State University.



  • Initial Studies (IS)
  • Negative Declarations (ND)
  • Mitigated Negative Declarations (MND)
  • Environmental Impact Reports (EIR)
  • Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Programs (MMRP)



RPG provides planning expertise reviewing, coordinating, and executing mining entitlements and reclamation plans and associated documents and studies through both the lead agency and State review process with the Office of Mining and Reclamation (OMR).  These skills sets include:

  • Determining the adequacy and completeness of mining entitlement applications and reclamation plans prior to initiating internal and OMR review of the documents in accordance with OMR’s October 18, 2013 review policy submittal.
  • Completing the internal “certification” review process of reclamation plans, water delineation reports, biological assessment reports, hydrology reports in accordance with the Lead Agency’s adopted SMARA provisions prior to peer review of the documents by OMR.
  • Statue and legislative expertise of SMARA’s mining, reclamation, procedural, and special use provisions, specifically, lead agency responsibilities and projects judged to be “substantial deviations” from their existing reclamation plan, except such areas where vested mining right protections prevail.
  • Coordinating and project managing both the SMARA and CEQA functions; following through on OMR comments; obtaining responses and interfacing with departments; and responding to management concerning the project’s status, and hearing time-table.
  • RPG personnel provide over 10 years of extensive experience executing mining entitlements, working with OMR personnel, including state and federal agencies and interacting at all stages of the mining permit process, which includes attending hearings and appeals at the State Mining and Geology Board in Sacramento. For San Bernardino County, RPG has recently completed the entitlement process for Beck’s Mine, Cal Portland Cement, Essex Pit, Lucerne Pit, Mesquite Lake, and Newbury Springs.


  • Air Quality and Greenhouse Emissions
  • Biological Resources
  • Arborist Reports
  • Phase I Environmental Site Assessments
  • Noise Studies

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