wetlands permitting News

  • EPA Public Hearing on Wetland Fill Permit Application for County Road 595 in Marquette, Michigan

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will hold a public hearing on August 28th to take comments on the Marquette County Road Commission’s application for a wetland fill permit for the construction of County Road 595. EPA scheduled the hearing at the request of the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality. The Road Commission has proposed a new 21.5-mile primary county road, running ...

  • Wetland delineation system

    Trimble has partnered with Timmons Group to provide an integrated system for the field collection, management, and submittal of wetland delineation data. The solution combines Trimble Mapping & GIS handheld computers with the WetCollect wetland delineation software from Timmons Group to comply with the reporting requirements of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (COE). The COE determines ...

  • Reclaiming Wetlands using UV light

    UV disinfection specialist Berson has helped the town of Carnation in Washington State, USA create an environmentally-conscientious way of dealing with wastewater, using Berson\'s InLine 7500+ UV systems. Carnation, a community of about 1,900 residents, has never used a central sewage system, relying instead upon individual septic tanks and drainage fields to handle its ...

  • EPA objects to dredging permit proposals (KS, MO)

    EPA has determined that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Draft Environmental Impact Statement presents insufficient scientific information to support dredging permits allowing sand and gravel removal from the Missouri River. The applicant’s proposal would allow the removal of 11,615,000 tons per year of main channel river bottom material. EPA Region 7 Administrator Karl Brooks said, ...

  • Army Corps of Engineers Revises and Renews Nationwide Permits

     The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announced today revised and renewed nationwide permits necessary for work in streams, wetlands and other waters of the United States under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act and Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899.  The permits are necessary to replace existing permits, which expire on March 18, 2012.  The new NWPs will take ...


    By US Army Corps of Engineers

  • US issues permit for oil sands pipeline

    The US State Department has issued a Presidential Permit to Enbridge Energy, Limited Partnership to enable construction of the Alberta Clipper pipeline for the transport of crude oil from the Canadian oil sands to US refineries. The 1,000-mile/1,607-km pipeline will run from Hardisty, Alberta, Canada, to Superior, Wisconsin. Construction in the United States will consist of two components that ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Developer fined for despoiling Hawaii`s largest wetland

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Thursday fined Frank Coluccio Construction Co. and Castle Family LLC a total of $68,000 for filling sensitive wetlands without federal permits. The fill, adjacent to Hamakua Stream near Kailua on the island of Oahu, affected the largest wetland in the Hawaiian islands, the Kawainui Marsh. Under an agreement with Castle Family LLC, Coluccio had cleared ...

  • Tillamook dairy owner to preserve hoquarten slough wetlands

    At least 85 percent of Tillamook’s historic estuarine wetlands have been lost to development.  Protecting these remaining Sitka Spruce swamp wetlands in Hoquarten Slough will help slow this decline and support the ecological health of Tillamook Bay far into the future. These tidal swamps provide important rearing habit for native salmon and function as natural filters to keep ...

  • DEP Offers Tips to Residents on Wetland, Stream Projects

    The Department of Environmental Protection is reminding homeowners and landowners who are conducting work in or along streams and wetlands that a permit may be required from DEP or the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. "Homeowners and landowners may not be aware that state or federal law requires a DEP permit for certain types of work they want to do on their own property," DEP Secretary Mike Krancer ...

  • EPA orders Massachusetts developer to restore damaged wetlands

    EPA has ordered a Massachusetts real estate developer to restore approximately 6.3 acres of freshwater wetlands in Rockland, Mass. The wetlands were altered as part of a plan to prepare the site for commercial development. The real estate developer, Ernesto Caparrotta, owns about 12.3 acres of land off Hingham Street in Rockland. Beginning in September of 2004 and continuing through February, ...

  • Survey asks Missourians to place dollar value on wetlands

    The state of Missouri is asking for help from the public in placing a dollar value on any given acre of wetland by asking people to respond to an online questionnaire. Information from the anonymous survey will help the Department of Natural Resources develop economic tools to evaluate wetland compensation and the costs the public is willing to bear for wetland management and restoration. Every ...

  • Vermont ski area pays penalty for Wetlands Violations

    A Vermont ski resort has agreed to pay $80,000 for wetlands violations to settle claims by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that it violated the federal Clean Water Act when it filled in just over two acres of wetlands and streams and failed to obtain proper permits from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. According to EPA, a construction company working for Jay Peak Resort, Inc. placed ...

  • Sumner, Washington landowners fined $18,000 for wetlands violations

    Michael and Stacey Ota have agreed to pay a US$18,000 penalty for alleged violations of the Clean Water Act at their property at 3201 West Valley Highway in Sumner, Washington, according to an order from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. In 2005, the Otas placed fill material into four acres of wetlands without the required permits from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, according to the ...

  • EPA Awarding Grants to Protect and Restore Wetlands

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is awarding $1 million in grants to strengthen the capacity of states and tribes to protect and restore wetlands. The National Wetland Program Development Grants provide interstate agencies, intertribal consortia, and non-profit organizations with funding to develop and refine comprehensive state, tribal, and local wetland programs. “Wetlands ...

  • Vermont Ski area ordered to restore Wetlands (VT)

    A ski resort in Vermont has been ordered to restore wetlands and streams that were harmed when the resort discharged dredged and fill material into the waters during construction of its golf course in violation of the federal Clean Water Act. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency last month ordered Jay Peak Resort, Inc. in Jay, Vt. to repair the damage done between 2004 and 2006 when it was ...

  • Environment New Hampshire urges protective wetlands laws

    Environment New Hampshire, a nonprofit environmental organization, is calling for passage and implementation of two laws during the current legislative session that will provide strong protections for New Hampshire's waterways. The two bills seek to protect New Hampshire's wetlands from overdevelopment. SB 435 calls for an update to the permitting process for development in New Hampshire's ...

  • US to improve wetland mitigation with better monitoring

    The US Army Corps of Engineers and US Environmental Protection Agency this week released a new rule to clarify how to provide compensatory mitigation for unavoidable impacts to the nation's wetlands and streams. The rule will enable the agencies to promote greater consistency, predictability and ecological success of mitigation projects under the Clean Water Act. 'This rule greatly improves ...

  • Wetland Credits Available Now in Northwest Louisiana

    MSUSA is pleased to announce the release of approximately 66 wetland mitigation credits from ...


    By Mitigation Solutions USA

  • EPA proposes veto of mine permit under the clean water act

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced its proposal under the Clean Water Act to significantly restrict or prohibit mountain top mining at the Spruce No. 1 surface mine in Logan County, W. Va. Spruce No.1 mine is one of the largest mountaintop removal operations ever proposed in Central Appalachia. The project was permitted in 2007 and subsequently delayed by litigation. The ...

  • Lynden, Washington Landowner to Restore Wetlands to Settle Clean Water Act Violation

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Justice have reached an agreement with Suellyn Rader Blymyer and Uptrail Group, LLC, for violations of the Clean Water Act in Whatcom County, Washington. Initially, a state employee noticed work to clear and fill an area of forested wetlands and land used for agriculture, primarily blueberry fields. Further investigation found that ...

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