Mike Aviña, J.D.

Program Manager, Permitting Specialist

Recognition & Awards

  • J.D., University of California, Davis
  • B.A., Anthropology (with highest honors), University of California, Davis
  • A.A., Deep Springs College
  • California State Bar (License No. 249250)

Mike Aviña is a Permitting Specialist with over 18 years of experience in construction-phase management for compliance in large scale public works in water and transportation infrastructure. His background includes preparing and reviewing applications for permits required for complex projects including those needed under Section 404 and 401 of the Clean Water Act, The Porter-Cologne Water Quality Control Act, Section 1602 of the California Fish and Game Code, and Section 8710 of the California Water Code (“encroachment permits”). He has extensive experience in preparing agreement documents and management deliverables for compliance with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). Mike has also supported the preparation of CEQA addenda, responded to public concerns through the CEQA and NEPA comment process, as well as responding to cultural resource discoveries. He is currently supervising a team of regional consultants preparing permit applications for compliance with state and federal law for the Fresno to Bakersfield section of the California High-Speed Rail Project.