Permitting / Regulatory Assistance
Heritage is a valuable partner in the development of Wetlands Mitigation Banks on our clients’ properties or for site-specific land development. We assist our clients throughout the regulatory process by conducting regulatory meetings, advising on permitting strategies and increasing the feasibility of site-specific projects. We have deep-rooted experience and solid connections with the regulatory agency personnel allowing us to provide sound representation of our clients. A typical project can require Section 404 wetlands permitting, coastal zone permitting, scenic rivers permitting as well as Environmental Impact Assessments and other requirements.
Heritage starts the permitting process by conducting a teleconference with the client to review the project concept, any wetland data reports, site evaluations and other data. Following client approval, Heritage engages the regulatory agencies to start the permitting process. These preliminary meetings are crucial to determining the agency concerns and in preparing a strategy for final project design and permit application.
Heritage then prepares Section 404/10 permit applications and drawings as well as other permit applications for the proposed construction activities. In some cases, a project may qualify under a Nationwide Permit (NWP) which will significantly accelerate the approval process.