Preliminary Wetland Determination
These cost-effective studies are a great tool to understand potential wetland and stream constraints on a project site. This inexpensive look into a site can save time and money when evaluating the feasibility of a project. TNT’s staff conduct a site reconnaissance, and background information review to determine potential wetland and stream constraints on development early in the property acquisition process, thus enabling the clients to maximize their efficiency when evaluating land for purchase.
Wetlands and Waters of the United States Delineation and Classification
TNT helps guide our clients over the various regulatory hurdles associated with wetland delineation, identification, and assessment. By involving TNT early in the land development process, clients are able to better evaluate the impacts of existing regulatory challenges as they pertain to each project. TNT’s early and frequent involvement in all stages of the planning process help ensure that each project remains in compliance with applicable local, state, and federal regulations.
TNT’s staff is trained in wetlands and Waters of the U.S. delineation, stream assessments, regulatory permitting, and wetland and stream mitigation. TNT staff has completed over 1,000 wetland delineation and natural resource projects on thousands of acres on sites ranging from 0.5 acres to 1,000 acres in Virginia, and across the mid-Atlantic region, including the District of Columbia. TNT’s trained staff is intimately familiar with the protocols and procedures for identifying, assessing, and mapping wetlands and other Waters of the United States that are subject to jurisdiction under local, state, and/or federal regulations. Staff includes Virginia Certified Professional Wetland Delineators (PWD) and Professional Wetland Scientists (PWS).
Section 401/404 Wetland and Waters of the United States Permitting
TNT provides the full suite of permit related support tailored to meet the needs of each project and client for all regulated activities to be conducted within wetlands and Waters of the U.S. Each permit is evaluated early in the design process to maximize the use of a given site while remaining cognizant of existing wetland, stream and other natural resource constraints. TNT’s staff has an excellent reputation with local, state, and federal regulatory agencies, and understands the nuances of regulatory permit applications. In order to flush out potential pitfalls early on, TNT routinely conducts pre-application meetings with the various regulatory agencies, design engineers, and land use personnel to determine project feasibility, and to expedite the processing of permit applications. Additionally, TNT conducts site visits with regulatory agency staff to further evaluate and assess proposed project impacts. Working hand in hand with the regulators enables TNT to provide cost-effective and efficient service to each project.
TNT strives to be part of each project’s success by providing innovative and cost-effective solutions to complex development problems. Client’s goals and objectives are our first priority.
TNT has extensive experience guiding clients through the various regulatory permitting processes including:
- U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nationwide Permits
- U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Section 404 Permits
- U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Regional Permits
- U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Individual Permits
- Virginia Department of Environmental Quality Section 401 General and Individual Permits
- Maryland Department of the Environment Section 401 General Permits
- District Department of the Environment Section 401 Permits
- Virginia Marine Resources Commission Subaqueous Land Encroachment Permits
Section 401/404 Permit Compliance Monitoring & Reporting
Section 401/404 permits frequently require continuous monitoring and reporting as part of the general or specific conditions of each permit. TNT’s staff has prepared hundreds of these reports for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Virginia Department of Environmental Quality.