San Diego, CA – SCS Engineers will provide environmental due diligence services to the Rincon Band of Luiseño Indians. Under the contract, SCS will conduct Phase I and Phase II environmental site assessments, as well as lead and asbestos assessments, to protect tribal resources such as soil and groundwater, and protect the health and safety of residents.
“We are very happy to work with SCS Engineers and increase the skills and support our reservation needs,” stated Bo Mazzetti, Chairman of the Rincon Band of Luiseño Indians. “We strongly believe they possess the experience and professionalism necessary to assist us with our environmental goals.”
The Rincon Band of Luiseño Indians reside on a 6,000-acre reservation in Valley Center, California and has a tribal population of approximately 500 members, many living throughout the United States. Established in 1875, the Rincon Band is a sovereign government recognized by the U.S. Constitution, the United States Congress, court precedent, and federal policy.
“We are working in partnership with the Rincon Band to protect and enhance resources for the land they own and oversee,” said Luke Montague, Project Manager with SCS Engineers. “We will work closely with the tribe’s operations to achieve their goals and to protect their natural resources.”
The Rincon Band owns Harrah’s Resort Southern California and uses profits and other commercial enterprises to provide government services, cultural programs, and economic development resources.