Virtually all development projects, (new construction, redevelopment, rehabilitation, demolition, upgrades, etc.) require permits, approvals, and/or certifications from federal, state and/or local agencies. Even Type II projects, which do not require environmental review under SEQR, often require permits.
Extensive Regulatory Knowledge
D&B has extensive knowledge of federal, state, and local environmental regulations and the associated procedures for obtaining permits related to the protection of natural resources including:
- Surface Waters
- Tidal and Freshwater Wetlands
- Fish and Wildlife Habitats
- Cultural Resources
Extensive Regulatory Experience
D&B has extensive experience working closely with regulatory agencies including:
- S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA).
- S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACOE).
- New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC), including Regions 1, 2 and 3.
- New York State Department of State (NYSDOS).
- New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYCDEP).
We leverage our extensive experience and qualifications to assist municipal and private clients in applying for and obtaining required environmental permits:
- Coordinating pre-application meetings with appropriate federal, state, or local agencies.
- Preparing draft permit application packages for review by the project sponsor.
- Revising draft applications reflecting responses to project sponsor comments.
- Preparing final permit application packages for submittal by project sponsor to appropriate agencies.
- Maintaining contact with reviewing agencies on status of review and estimated schedule for permit issuance.
- Responding to comments and requests for clarification from reviewing agencies.
- Reviewing issued permits, evaluating permit conditions and advising the project sponsor on compliance with permit conditions and work notification requirements.