Under the Habitat Conservation Plan / Natural Community Conservation Plan (HCP/NCCP), the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the California Department of Fish and Game have provided regional permits to the Cities of Brentwood, Clayton, Oakley, and Pittsburg and Contra Costa County.

These land use agencies may extend permit coverage to project applicants within their jurisdictions. Instead of seeking endangered species permits from the state and federal agencies, project proponents will now acquire their endangered species approvals from their local land use planning agency. The regional permits will also be used for public infrastructure projects throughout eastern Contra Costa County.