From the early stages of planning and environmental approval to the time the ribbon is cut on the roadway, the new East Span project will have required the oversight, involvement and collaboration of numerous government agencies. Here is a partial list:
- Bay Area Metropolitan Transportation Commission. The transportation planning and financing agency for the nine-county Bay Area region. The MTC worked closely with Caltrans on the design and public review process for the new East Span.
- Regional Water Quality Control Board. Regulates discharges into the Bay. Evaluates measures used to limit discharges from construction sites.
- Bay Conservation and Development Commission. Regulates placement of fill in the Bay and provides other guidelines for conservation.
- California Department of Fish and Game. Issues permits regulating mitigation for adverse effects projects may have on endangered species.
- U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Regulates discharges and dredge spoil dumping in the Bay.
- U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Determines whether a project has adverse effects on endangered species and establishes measures to minimize those effects.
- National Marine Fisheries Service. Determines whether a project has adverse effects on protected marine species and establishes measures to minimize those effects.
- U.S. Coast Guard. Issues permits to build bridges over navigable U.S. waters.
- Office of Historic Preservation. Ensures project compliance with federal and state regulations for historic preservation.
- Advisory Council on Historic Preservation. Responsible for balancing historic preservation concerns with federal project requirements.
- East Bay Regional Parks District. Coordinating with Caltrans on interpretive exhibits at the proposed Gateway Park at that Oakland Landing Area.
- U.S. Navy, cities of Oakland and San Francisco. Worked with Caltrans to protect historic buildings on Yerba Buena Island.
- Federal Highway Administration. Collaborated with Caltrans on environmental impact reports.