EnviroScience proudly highlights our Morgantown, West Virginia office and two of its many areas of expertise. Since opening in 2019, the office has grown to seven full-time staff members. We are always looking to add key personnel to both enhance and increase our capabilities and capacity. Rooted in our core values of Teamwork, Client Advocacy, Respect, Accountability, Quality, and Safety, every EnviroScience office strives to provide high-quality, region-specific natural resource and environmental services. Our West Virginia office is no exception, offering top-notch expertise in services that include: wetland delineation; permitting; threatened and endangered freshwater mussels, crayfish, fish, and bats; environmental inspection; and surface and groundwater monitoring.
With over 30 years of experience managing complex projects, EnviroScience experts have a rich understanding and familiarity with environmental laws and regulations, as well as an outstanding reputation with these regulatory agencies. Because most of our employees have over ten years of experience in their respective fields, our team’s collective knowledge and diverse backgrounds—paired with our use of state-of-the-art equipment and cutting-edge technologies—afford our clients innovative, cost-conscious solutions. We always put our clients’ needs first and only use resources that are necessary, allowing us to reliably complete projects on-time and within or below budget.
Abiding by the same credo, our West Virginia office holds its assets and values to the same standard, carefully selecting high-specialized and capable employees when staffing and consistently delivering first-rate services. These practices are evidenced by the master service agreements we hold with clients in the transportation, energy, and manufacturing industries, as well as municipal, state, and federal agencies.
WEST VIRGINIA EXPERTISE: ENVIRONMENTAL INSPECTION
Our West Virginia environmental inspectors mobilize rapidly, perform high-quality work, and tailor our services to meet our clients’ needs. We have the manpower, capacity, and fortitude to support multiple large-scale construction projects seven days a week. Due to the unpredictability that accompanies weather-related requirements associated with stormwater monitoring and construction oversight, our inspectors are accustomed to responding in the evening and on weekends or holidays to comply with National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) stormwater permit requirements or other essential functions relating to environmental compliance during construction.
Since 2008, EnviroScience environmental inspectors have performed inspections or provided environmental support on more than 1,000 projects. These projects range from obtaining construction national pollutant discharge elimination system (NPDES) permits for natural gas pipelines and preparation and implementation of site-specific stormwater pollution prevention plans (SWPPP.) Documentation required by the SWPPP or environmental agencies such as U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), public utilities commissions, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), departments of environmental protection, soil and water conservation districts, and other local entities is recorded on a daily, weekly, and/or monthly basis to maintain comprehensive environmental compliance logs.
Proposed development projects in West Virginia and surrounding states that involve streams or wetlands may be subject to permitting requirements under the Clean Water Act, the Endangered Species Act, and the Food Security Act. Permits are regulated by federal agencies such as the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and the USEPA, as well as state and local agencies such as the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection, the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources, the West Virginia Division of Culture and History, and local water conservation districts.
EnviroScience biologists perform thousands of wetland assessments and delineations on projects ranging in size from less than one acre to over 6,000 acres. Our wetland scientists complete an average of 30 permit applications for wetland and stream impacts each year, including: USACE nationwide permits; individual USACE 404 permits; individual EPA 401 water quality certifications; state joint permits; state general permits; and isolated wetland permits for various clients in surrounding states. In-depth knowledge of the permitting process allows our scientists to tailor applications in a manner that often expedites the approval process. For projects that do not require permits or when impacts occur under a non-notification permit, EnviroScience employs a highly refined documentation process to clearly outline project details and support project compliance with state and federal regulations.
Before breaking ground on your next project, protect your efforts and the environment by entrusting EnviroScience to help safeguard your plans in accordance with applicable requirements and regulations. The wetland scientists at our West Virginia office provide an integrated approach to solving environmental challenges—saving you time, reducing costs, and ensuring high-quality results. Click here to learn more today!