Wetlands, streams, lakes, ponds and other waters are regulated by state and federal law, and permits are required to impact these water bodies. Obtaining state and federal wetland permits can be a time-consuming and costly process, and can take up to 1 year to obtain. As a result of this time-frame, permitting should be addressed early in a project so that it does not slow down the project. EnviroScience can support you through the entire permitting process. Our staff can assist you in avoiding pitfalls and complete your projects efficiently and successfully. Preliminary site assessments can indicate problematic sites prior to land purchasing. Our state-of-the-art delineation service identifies, delineates, and surveys all jurisdictional waters on the site. This service provides a detailed report of findings designed to satisfy all regulatory requirements and a digital map plan to supplement your engineering and planning objectives. EnviroScience can guide you through the regulatory decision making process and work with you to minimize impacts, creating a cost effective design that meets your development goals. If impacts are unavoidable, EnviroScience has a team of biologists experienced in preparing fill permits and compensatory mitigation projects which satisfy requirements of the EPA and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
EnviroScience staff are trained and experienced in the use of these permits, are up to date on all regulatory changes, and are skilled at communicating with agency reviewers. Our personnel are known and respected in the Buffalo and Huntington District Offices of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, as well as out-of-state regulators throughout the eastern United States. This allows ES biologists to obtain rapid regulatory approval for projects.
ES personnel have significant experience with the following permits:
Section 404 Permitting
Section 401 Water Quality Certifications
Isolated Wetland Permitting