Waters of the United States:
Delineation / Evaluation / Permitting / Enforcement Resolution

EEC has performed thousands of Waters of the United States Wetland delineations and determinations for clients in private and public sectors for 20 years.  Our clients include Federal, State, County, & City Governments, as well as private citizens, commercial developers, engineering firms, and other environmental consulting companies. Our regional efforts include projects and coordination with state and federal regulatory/resource agencies in Texas, Kansas, Arkansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma. Our Waters of the US and Wetland delineation reports of survey provide the regulatory agencies with accurate and substantive documentation to facilitate your project review in a timely manner.

EEC conducts wetland delineations in accordance to the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Wetlands Delineation Manual (Environmental Laboratory, 1987) and the associated Regional Supplements to the USACE Wetland Delineation Manual. Wetland identification consists of a three-parameter approach that involves determining the presence of hydrophytic vegetation, hydric soils, and wetland hydrology.  Delineations of jurisdictional waters of the United States include documentation of onsite characteristics to confirm the different parameters associated with streams, creek channels, rivers, ponds, and/or lakes.

EEC also has the experience and knowledge to assist you with resolution of enforcement or restoration actions associated with unauthorized activities required by the USACE and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Situations involving enforcement or restoration by either of these agencies can be a serious issue and carry significant monetary penalties. Our team has assisted many clients resolve authorized activities by bringing them into compliance to allay their concerns over the last 20 years. Our services include after-the-fact permitting, wetland delineations in disturbed areas, mitigation solutions, restoration, and revegetation of disturbed areas.

EEC serves as your bridge and connection to the USACE and regulatory/resource agencies by acting as your Agent to secure any Section 404 of the Clean Water Act or Section 10 of the Rivers & Harbors Act of 1899 Permit when your project involves Waters of the United States

EEC has assisted public and private applicants prepare, submit, coordinate, and acquire the necessary regulatory authorizations. Our experience and knowledge of the USACE regulatory program is invaluable and is a primary reason many clients select EEC, return to us as repeat clients, and refer us to their associates! Navigating the USACE regulatory permit review process is challenging, detailed, and multi-faceted. EEC has the experience and capabilities to guide you from the early project planning stages, through field delineation surveys and permit review process, to successfully securing all necessary permits or approvals.

Our team of professionals provides all the documentation and permit application support, including Compensatory Mitigation Plan development, you need to get your project authorized to proceed!

Additional services provided by EEC associated with work conducted within or adjacent to Waters of the United States include:

  • Section 404 of the Clean Water Act and Section 10 of the Rivers & Harbors Act of 1899 permit application preparation, submittal, USACE coordination, and acquisition
  • Compensatory Wetland, Waterway, & Pond Mitigation Plan Development & Coordination
  • Wetland & Waterway Mitigation Designs using Restoration, Enhancement, & Creation techniques
  • Riparian Zone/Corridor Mitigation
  • Vegetative Species Selection, Regeneration, and Installation
  • Site Progression Monitoring through conducting Baseline and Annual Monitoring Surveys as required by USACE permit authorizations

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 Ft. Smith, AR     918 697 3936

Eagle Environmental Consulting, Inc.                       Vinita, OK     (918) 272-7656                       Ft. Smith, AR     (918) 697-3936

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