By way of the Clean Water Act, the United States Federal Government has jurisdiction over many environmentally sensitive land features such as wetlands and waters of the U.S. This jurisdiction prevents many types of impacts and manipulations to these features on your property.
Therefore, the proper identification of these areas greatly affects site design and construction.
At KBJW, our team of environmental scientists has extensive knowledge of government regulations and requirements for these sensitive environmental areas. Our staff leads our clients through the process of proper delineation, government approval, and ultimately impact permitting if needed.
Within many parts of Virginia, the Chesapeake Bay Act also enforces special buffer zones off of waterways called Resource Protection Areas (RPA). The KBJW environmental staff provides determination services for our clients on the presence or lack thereof for these RPA buffer zones. These features can also drastically affect the design of development projects.