Environmental

Environmental

Wetland Delineation and Permitting

The Headwaters personnel are highly experienced in all phases of the wetland delineation and determination process across the southern United States. Our natural resources professionals possess a vast knowledge of wetland ecosystems and associated “other waters of the U.S.” and complete all wetland and stream delineations and determinations in compliance with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) 1987 Wetland Delineation and Determination Manual and subsequent guidance. Our staff are all up to date on the most recent regulatory requirements and wetland and stream classifications across all the USACE Districts in the Southern United States.

Understanding the USACE regulatory program and having the opportunity to work with each major USACE District in the southern United States has allowed us the opportunity to develop professional relationships with each USACE District Regulatory Branch. A major aspect of the Section 404 Wetland Permit process is being able to know and identify the permitting requirements and conditions for each USACE District. Our knowledge base and experience gives us the understanding and the abilities to complete our clients’ projects across all the USACE Districts with the highest level of professional guidance and a “turn-key” approach for each specific project.

Another important function of the Section 404 Wetland Permit process is the issuance of the Section 401 Water Quality Certification (WQC) from the State Environmental Agency. The Headwaters staff has years of experience coordinating the 401 WQC process with all of the State Environmental Agencies in the southern United States. Our experienced personnel can help guide the process through the agency approvals and also provide technical assistance to the project engineers relative to the regulatory requirements.

Headwaters provides complete wetland permitting coordination services including:

  • Individual Section 404 Wetland Permits
  • General Permits (GP) in conformance with each USACE District conditions
  • Nationwide Permits (NWP)
  • Section 10 Permits
  • Section 401 Water Quality Certification (WQC) Coordination
  • Coastal Zone Use Consistency
  • Interagency Coordination
  • Wetlands Mitigation Requirements Coordination
  • EPA Enforcement Action Coordination and Dispute Resolution