The SONGS Permit requires independent monitoring during construction to ensure that the restoration work is conducted according to approved plans and to assess unplanned construction related impacts to existing wetland. To accomplish this task, CCC contract scientists worked with SCE and its partners involved with implementation of the FRP. CCC contract scientists conducted routine monitoring of planned construction activities through attendance at briefings, consultation with SCE personnel and contractors, and field inspections of work in progress. CCC contract scientists were also involved in monitoring the impacts of unplanned construction activities. Unplanned construction changes involved impacts to existing habitat through changes the alignment of a haul road, and unforeseen impacts of a disposal site and berm on wetland habitat. CCC contract scientists also worked cooperatively with SCE consultants in the assessment of the suitability of seasonal wetland habitat for mitigation of project permanent impacts to seasonal wetland.