Demar Hooper works exclusively with clients in the government-regulated community on environmental land use issues. His work includes securing environmental entitlements (permits) for agricultural, residential, commercial, industrial, mining, and school projects. He has obtained approvals for subdivision and parcel maps, use permits, variances, rezones, general plan amendments, infrastructure financing and development agreements.
Environmental tasks include California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) legal reviews, securing Clean Water Act Section 404 permits from the Corps of Engineers, and negotiating endangered species take permits under both California and federal law.
His legislative experience includes sponsoring and securing passage of California’s only wetland mitigation banking legislation, participating in negotiation of successful amendments to California Endangered Species Act, and amending the Williamson Land Conservation Act to benefit mining companies.
Demar Hooper has appeared before or addressed issues in the following agencies and jurisdictions:
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
- District Offices: Sacramento, San Francisco, Los Angeles
- Division Offices: South Pacific Division, San Francisco
- Headquarters: Washington, D.C.
U.S. Dept. of Agriculture
U.S. Dept. of Interior
- U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
- Bureau of Land Management
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Environmental Appeals Board
National Marine Fisheries Service/National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Natural Resource Conservation Service
Department of Fish and Wildlife
Fish and Game Commission
State Water Resources Control Board
Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board
State Mining & Geology Board
Department of Toxic Substances Control
Demar Hooper has addressed regulatory issues in or appeared before the following California cities and counties:
Amador, Butte, Calaveras, El Dorado, Kern, Lassen, Madera, Marin, Mendocino, Merced, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Riverside, Sacramento, San Diego, San Joaquin, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Shasta, Siskiyou, Solano, Sonoma, Tehema, Tuolumne, Yolo, and Yuba
Anderson, Auburn, Chico, Davis, Elk Grove, Etna, Fremont, Folsom, Galt, Grass Valley, Lincoln, Live Oak, Loomis, Mt. Shasta, Napa, Nevada City, Olivehurst, Oroville, Placerville, Portola, Rancho Cordova, Red Bluff, Redding, Reno, NV, Rocklin, Rohnert Park, Roseville, Sacramento, San Rafael, Santa Rosa, City of Shasta Lake, Sonora, Tracy, Truckee, Vacaville, Vallejo, Winters, Woodland, and Yuba City
Anchordoguy & Co.
Boundary Bend Olives
California Olive Ranch
CP2 Ventures, LLC
Good Earth Farms
North Valley Nut
Select Harvest Partners
Crystal Creek Aggregates
Flying RR Ranch, LLC
Steven’s Creek Quarry
Teichert Materials, Inc.
Callahan Sun Creek, LLC
Cosumnes Community Services District
Harsch Investment Properties, Inc.
McClellan Business Park
Mount Hermon Association, Inc.
Sage Community Group
Sierra Pacific Industries, Inc.
Souza Elk Grove, LLC
Zayante Sandhills Conservation Banks