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Land Use Permitting Services

DuBois and Associates work diligently on behalf of our clients, to obtain regulatory approvals and permits related to activities and projects involving wetlands and waterways and their regulated buffer zones and other environmentally sensitive areas.  DuBois prepares compliance statements and provides all logistical and technical support to obtain environmental permits under New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) CAFRA, the Waterfront Development Act, the Flood Hazard Area Control Act, the New Jersey Freshwater Wetlands Protection Act, the Pinelands Protection Act, the Coastal Wetlands Act of 1970, the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) guiding regulations and other State environmental protection agencies. DuBois staff continuously stay up to date with changing environmental regulations.

NJDEP Coastal Program

The NJDEP Coastal Program regulates the use and development of coastal resources though the Coastal Area Facility Review Act (CAFRA), N.J.S.A. 13:19-1 et seq., the Wetlands Act of 1970, N.J.S.A. 13:9A-1 et seq., and the Waterfront Development Law, N.J.S.A. 12:5-1 et seq., and the Coastal Zone Management Rules at N.J.A.C. 7:7.  DuBois can help to identify applicable regulations, develop appropriate permitting strategies, prepare required permit applications and oversee NJDEP application review.

  • Jurisdictional Determinations

  • Coastal Permits-by-Rule and Permits-by-Certification

  • Coastal General Permits

  • Coastal Individual Permits

NJDEP Flood Hazard Program

The NJDEP Flood Hazard Program regulates the use and development of coastal resources though the New Jersey Flood Hazard Area Control Act, N.J.S.A. 58:16A-50 et seq. and the Flood Hazard Area Control Act Rules at N.J.A.C. 7:13.  DuBois can help to identify applicable regulations, develop appropriate permitting strategies, prepare required permit applications and oversee NJDEP application review.

  • Applicability Determinations

  • Flood Hazard Verifications

  • Flood Hazard Permits-by-Rule and Permits-by-Certification

  • Flood Hazard General Permits

  • Flood Hazard Individual Permits

US Army Corps of Engineers

Any individual, company, corporation or government body planning construction or fill activities in waters of the United States, including wetlands, must obtain a permit from the Corps of Engineers. In general, the Corps of Engineers has jurisdiction over all construction activities in tidal and/or navigable waters, including adjacent wetlands, shoreward to the mean high water line. In other areas such as non-tidal waterways, adjacent wetlands, isolated wetlands, forested wetlands, and lakes, the Corps has regulatory authority over the discharge of dredged or fill material. DuBois can help to identify applicable regulations, develop appropriate permitting strategies, prepare required permit applications and oversee USACE application review.

  • USACE Jurisdictional Determinations

  • State Programmatic General Permits

  • Nationwide Permits

  • Letters of Permission

  • Individual Permits

Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control 

It's the mission of the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control to protect and manage the state's vital natural resources, protect public health and safety, provide quality outdoor recreation and to serve and educate the citizens of the First State about the wise use, conservation and enhancement of Delaware's Environment.  ​DuBois can help to identify whether your project is within the regulatory authority of DNREC, develop appropriate permitting strategies, prepare required applications and oversee DNREC application review. 

NJDEP Freshwater Wetlands Program

The NJDEP Freshwater Wetlands Program regulates activities within wetland resources pursuant to the Freshwater Wetlands Protection Act, N.J.S.A. 13:9B-1 et seq and the Freshwater Wetlands Protection Act Rules, N.J.A.C. 7:7A.  DuBois can assist clients to identify and delineate freshwater wetlands, wetland buffers and State open waters, prepare required permit applications and oversee NJDEP application review.

  • Letter of Interpretations

  • Freshwater Wetland General Permits

  • Freshwater Wetland Transition Area Waivers

  • Freshwater Wetland Individual Permits

  • Freshwater Wetlands Mitigation

NJDEP Bureau of Tidelands Management

Tidelands, also known as riparian lands, are all lands that are currently and formerly flowed by the mean high tide of a natural waterway.  The State of New Jersey claims ownership of these tidelands and holds them in trust for the people of the state.  All tidelands are overseen by the Bureau of Tidelands Management. Since tidelands are public lands, you must obtain written permission from the state and pay a fee in order to use these lands.  Common uses of tidelands include docks, mooring piles, bulkheads and other fill materials.  Some tidelands may be sold in the form of a Riparian Grant while others may only be rented through either a Tidelands License or Lease.

  • Tidelands Letter of No Interest

  • Tidelands Licenses

  • Tidelands Leases

  • Tidelands Grants

NJDEP Office of Water Resources Management Coordination

The Department’s Water Quality Management Planning program originates from the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, commonly referred to as the Clean Water  Act (33 U.S.C 1251 et seq.).  Sections 201, 208 and 303 of the Clean Water Act provided a framework for water quality planning in the State. One of the tools the Department utilizes to assure that both current decision making and future planning adequately take into account protection of water quality and quantity is the Water Quality Management Planning rule, N.J.A.C. 7:15.  DuBois can help to identify whether your project is subject to the Water Quality Management Rules, develop appropriate permitting strategies, prepare required applications and oversee NJDEP application review.  

  • Sewer Service Area Amendments

  • Habitat Suitability Determinations

NJ Pinelands Commission

The New Jersey Pinelands Commission is an independent state agency whose mission is to "preserve, protect, and enhance the natural and cultural resources of the Pinelands National Reserve, and to encourage compatible economic and other human activities consistent with that purpose." To accomplish its mission, the Commission implements a comprehensive plan that guides land use, development and natural resource protection programs in the 938,000-acre Pinelands Area of southern New Jersey. ​DuBois can help to identify whether your project is within the Pinelands National Reserve, develop appropriate permitting strategies, prepare required applications and oversee NJPC application review.  

  • NJPC Wetland Delineations

  • NJPC Certificate of Filing

  • NJPC Development Applications

Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission

The PA Fish and Boat Commission's mission is to protect Pennsylvania's air, land and water from pollution and to provide for the health and safety of its citizens through a cleaner environment. We will work as partners with individuals, organizations, governments and businesses to prevent pollution and restore our natural resources. DuBois can help to identify whether your project is within the regulatory authority of PA Fish and Boat Commission, develop appropriate permitting strategies, prepare required applications and oversee PADEP application review. 

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Bryon DuBois      bdubois@denviro.com

Denise DuBois    ddubois@denviro.com
Amy Jones            ajones@denviro.com

Anthony Silva      asilva@denviro.com

Kristin Wildman  kwildman@denviro.com

 

Projects

Transmission Line Upgrades, A.C Electric Co.
Several Locations, NJ.

PHI Mid-Atlantic Power Pathway (MAPP) Project Eastern Shore Maryland

Special Olympics of New Jersey Athletic Facility – Mercer County, New Jersey

Route 301 Expansion Project
Section 29E and 29W, New Castle County, DE

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