clean water act services
Wetlands, streams, lakes, ponds, and other waters are regulated by state and federal law, and permits may be required to impact these water bodies. EcoPlan’s Clean Water Act specialists have over 25 years of experience in Section 401 and Section 404 compliance. They have prepared numerous Preliminary and Approved Jurisdictional Delineations, Wetland Delineations, Section 404 Nationwide, Regional General, and Individual Permits as well as Section 401 Individual Water Quality Certifications. Projects requiring these services include road crossings, bridge improvements, irrigation facilities, and land development. Our specialists have the knowledge and insight to guide our clients through the necessary requirements for successful permitting through multiple agencies.
Our Clean Water Act assignments include but are not limited to:
State Route 260, Little Colorado River Bridge
EcoPlan recently completed a complex bridge reconstruction project for the Arizona Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration. The fieldwork involved documentation of existing resources, including wetlands, threatened and endangered species, critical habitat for protected species, and cultural resources. EcoPlan completed an alternatives analysis and worked in conjunction with engineers to reduce the environmental impact footprint. We provided information to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Arizona Game and Fish Department for the development of a fish and native amphibian exclusion protocol and relocation plan for inclusion in the Biological Opinion. During our research, petroglyphs (featured above) were identified within the project limits. EcoPlan worked closely with the project engineers to successfully limit potential intrusion on these sites.