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Regional Government

BIASC is headquartered in Irvine and monitors political activity for the Southern California region, which is comprised of the six counties that make up the Greater Los Angeles Metropolitan area: Los Angeles, Ventura, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Imperial.


The Regional Government Affairs Team lobbies for specific legislation (often working in tandem with CBIA) and maintains a pro-active regulatory affairs program. Our government affairs team has expertise in areas such as air quality, endangered species, water quality and regional infrastructure. BIASC's V.P. of Government Affairs, Steven Schuyler, also manages a political action committee and public affairs program and works closely with the Building Industry Legal Defense Foundation.


Regional regulatory bodies that significantly impact the housing industry:

  • Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG)
  • Regional offices for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Environmental Protection Agency
  • State and regional water quality control boards
  • Air quality management districts


Critical Concerns BIASC is Focused On and Advises Our Entire Industry to Monitor Closely:

*Regional Water Quality Board's MS4 Permit

*2015 AQMP Update

*Indirect Source Rule

*2016 Regional Transportation Plan/Sustainable Communities Strategy Update


BIASC interacts with and educates these important regulatory bodies. Our staff maintains expertise in all of these critical areas to ensure our members the best representation.


For more information on specific BIASC government affairs activities, contact Karissa Willette at (949) 777-3859.