Environmental

Saving you time during the approval process and money on constructions costs is the ultimate goal for our team of environmental experts. We work diligently to comply with regulatory requirements and provide permitting strategies to address environmental concerns which are critical for most projects.

Our expertise includes:

 

  • Wetland and Streams
    • Wetland Delineation and Stream Assessment  Regulatory preference is to avoid impacts to streams and wetlands, but we understand this is not always practical. Our knowledge of Section 404 of the Clean Water Act allows us to assist with Federal and State permitting, mitigation planning, and compliance monitoring. Wetland delineations are completed during the growing season (between April and October). Wetlands are identified by type and acreage within the project area. Streams are identified by type and length of linear feet within the project area.
      • 1987 Wetland Delineation Manual
      • Regional supplements
      • Regulatory coordination
    • Permitting – The Clean Water Act requires permits from the USACE for projects that will alter or change environmental resources. A project with a federal nexus, such as federal funding, will likely need a permit. The Clean Water Act regulates the discharge of dredged or fill material into U.S. waters. A section 404 permit and Section 401 certification are required before dredged or fill material may be discharged. Snyder & Associates works with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the State Department of Natural Resources to permit projects in a timely manner.
      • 404
      • 401 Water Quality
      • NPDES
    • Wetland Mitigation Planning and Monitoring – Our expertise in on-site mitigation, off-site mitigation, and mitigation banking can provide solutions for the need to preserve wetland and stream habitats that are impacted by projects. If impacts to U.S. waters are unavoidable, then compensatory mitigation may be required. This may involve purchasing credits from a mitigation bank, participating in an in-lieu fee program, or constructing and monitoring a mitigation basin through permittee-responsible mitigation.
      • Design
      • 404 permit applications
      • Annual monitoring

 

  • Natural Resource Documentation – Section 7 of the Endangered Species Act requires consultation with the USFWS for projects that may affect threatened and endangered species or their habitat.
    • Threatened and endangered species:
      • Habitat and species surveys
      • Section 7 Consultation
      • Incidental Take Permits
    • Avian assessments:
      • Eagle and raptor surveys
      • Point count surveys
      • Nesting and roost surveys

 

Thank you for all of your help and assistance in 2016, you have been wonderful to work with. Athene could not have accomplished it without you and your team's assistance these past several years.
- Scott Lawrence
Building Operations and Facilities Manger, Athene USA, Wetland Mitigation Project