SAMPs are region-based permits from the Corps allowing the applicant to complete a variety of projects within a specific geographic area. Because of the Otay River SAMP for example, San Diego County and the other applicants will be able to complete development projects, flood control maintenance, recreational trails, and other work with minimal permit processing, essentially an Individual Permit approval for the effort level required for a Nationwide Permit. SAMPs work because the likely projects and impact levels are identified ahead of time, the affected resources are relatively well-defined, and the mitigation is identified, although not implemented, up front. Zentner Planning and Ecology is leading San Diego County’s effort to complete its first SAMP, for the Otay River watershed. Draft permits have been completed and now await Corps review and approval.