Environmental Permitting

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
  • Waterfronts
  • 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).

Permitting Services

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.
Environmental Permitting Contact:

Anthony O. Conetta, P.E.
(516) 364-9890, ext. 3013

Meredith A. Byers
(516) 364-9890, ext. 3035

Environmental Permitting Project Profiles:

Village of Valley Stream Hendrickson Pond Park, Mill Pond Park and Village Green Park Water Quality Improvement Project

Nassau County Department of Public Works, Chelsea House Pond and Cedarmere Pond Aquatic Vegetation Control

New York City Department of Environmental Protection, Facility Upgrade – Gowanus Canal Pumping Station

For a more detailed review of our Environmental Permitting program, please refer to these pages:

  • Agency Coordination and Permit Application Process
  • Agency Review, Application Tracking and Issuance