Permitting

Our professionals are recognized leaders in providing assessments for wetlands and Jurisdictional Waters of the United States. They excel at providing permitting services in compliance with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations, specifically Sections 401 and 404 of the Clean Water Act and Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act. With diverse backgrounds in natural resource assessment, specializing in wetland delineations, wetland permitting, the creation and mitigation of wetlands and streams, and Section 401 water quality plans, our team has a thorough knowledge of environmental and wetland regulations, particularly the Clean Water Section 404, allowing us to successfully coordinate large-scale, multi-task projects.

Over the years our team has coordinated thousands of wetland delineations which were verified by the USACE, and coordinated permit approval for over a thousand Individual Permits and Nationwide Permits, including over twenty-five Section 10 dredge and fill permits. The most prevalent Nationwide Permits our team has the most experience with include the following, but not limited to: Nationwide’s 7 (Outfall Structures and Associates Intake Structures), 12 (Utility Line Activities), 13 (Bank Stabilization), 14 (Linear Transportation Projects), 29 (Residential Developments), 33 (Temporary Construction, Access, and Dewatering), 39 (Commercial and Institutional Developments), 42 (Recreational Activities), 36 (Boat Ramps), and 18 (Minor Discharges).

Our individuals also have expertise with coastal permitting issues and has consulted and coordinated hundreds of projects located within the coastal zone and/or within submerged land owned by the Texas General Land Office (TGLO). In addition to USACE permit approval, the coastal projects involved the coordination of approved TGLO coastal land use permits, Beach Construction Certificates, U.S. Coast Guard permits, and/or dune mitigation plans.

Agency Coordination

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE/COE)

General Land Office (GLO)

Texas Commission of Environmental Quality (TCEQ)

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS)

U.S. Coast Guard (USCG)

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department