The Bay Restoration Regulatory Integration Team (BRRIT) was formed to improve the permitting process for multi-benefit habitat restoration projects and associated flood management and public access infrastructure in the San Francisco Bay and along the shoreline of the nine Bay Area counties (excluding the Delta Primary Zone). Read More...
- BRRIT Process
- More on the pre-application process
- BRRIT Projects
- Find out more about the projects we're working with
- BRRIT Eligibility
- Is your project eligible for the BRRIT process?
- Resources and Tools
- Helpful resources and links to help projects navigate the permitting process
- Policy and Management Committee
- The role of agency managers coordinating with the BRRIT
- Answers to some frequently asked questions
Who We Are
The BRRIT consists of staff from the six state and federal regulatory agencies with jurisdiction over habitat restoration projects in San Francisco Bay.
Contact the BRRIT: BRRIT@waterboards.ca.gov
How we're doing so far
The BRRIT is showing promise for improving the permitting process for multi-benefit wetland restoration projects in San Francisco Bay. Since its inception in August 2019, the BRRIT has permitted four projects and is actively engaged with 14 projects in the pre-application phase.
The BRRIT reports to the Restoration Authority Board on activities and progress in meeting performance measures. These performance memos include updates on the budget; work completed by the Policy and Management Committee; BRRIT operations and outreach; and other efforts the BRRIT is engaged in (such as coordinating with the Wetland Regional Monitoring Program and piloting the EPA’s Wetland Type Conversion Framework). The BRRIT provided their first performance memo to the Restoration Authority Board at their May 8, 2020 meeting. The next performance memo, anticipated in the spring of 2021, will be posted here once it’s available.
BRRIT Pre-application Survey
The BRRIT is always working to improve and we welcome feedback and suggestions. Please take our pre-application satisfaction survey to provide feedback on the pre-application process and how it can be improved to better serve the restoration community.
KPIX reports on the start of the restoration of Lower Walnut Creek in Contra Costa County. Watch here...
The Bay Area Monitor’s recent edition on facing sea level rise discusses how the BRRIT can accelerate permitting for restoration projects. Read more…
Bay Nature magazine says the passage of Measure AA means jobs, restoration, and flood control and highlights several BRRIT projects. Read more…
The BRRIT is funded by the San Francisco Bay Restoration Authority, State Coastal Conservancy, Valley Water, Bay Area Toll Authority, and East Bay Regional Park District. The state and federal regulatory agencies are providing additional in-kind resources, including management participation in the Policy and Management Committee and office space.