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Department of Transportation Bureau of Policy & Planning . Office of Intermodal and Environmental Planning. Water & Natural Resources. To seek to protect and enhance the natural environment as we develop transportation improvements…

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office of intermodal and environmental planning
Office of Intermodal and Environmental Planning

Water & Natural Resources

To seek to protect and enhance the natural environment as we develop transportation improvements…

This unit is responsible for identifying and aiding in the protection of:

  • Wetlands and Watercourses
  • Wildlife, including listed species
  • Public Water Supplies including
    • Public Water Supply Watersheds and Reservoirs
    • Wells and Aquifer Protection Areas
    • Sole Source Aquifers
    • Water Company Lands
  • Farmland
  • Coastal Resources
  • Floodplains and Flood Hazard Areas
  • Wild and Scenic Rivers
water resources unit
Water Resources Unit
  • Support Unit for…
    • Highway Design
      • State Design
      • Consultant Design
      • Local Roads
    • Facilities Design
    • Bridge
      • State Design
      • Consultant Engineering
    • Aeronautics
    • Office of Rails
    • Maintenance
      • Aid in answering drainage complaints
      • Drainage Maintenance Plan Development
    • Construction
      • Processing of permit changes during construction
      • Wetland / Endangered Species Mitigation Area oversight
water resource staff
Water Resource Staff

Provide:

  • Expert field survey work
    • Wetlands
    • Endangered Species
    • Construction Oversight of Mitigation Areas
  • Aid in developing scopes of work and man hours
  • Review of project design to avoid natural resources
  • Guidance through the permitting process on the State and Federal Levels
    • Permit and Plan reviews
    • Coordination with Regulatory Agencies
  • Development of Mitigation Plans
  • Testimony at DEP Adjudicated hearings
  • Special contract specifications
  • Long-term monitoring of Mitigation areas
  • Construction inspection for compliance with issued permits
  • Annual Training for Construction Inspectors
  • Annual Training for Maintenance Foreman
key project involvement
Key Project Involvement
  • Identify resources in project area
  • Work with Design Engineers to develop plans which meet the project purpose & need, but avoid and minimize impacts to resources
  • Permit and mitigate for unavoidable impacts
  • Coordination with Regulatory Agencies
    • Federal
      • US Army Corps of Engineers (US ACOE)
      • US Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA)
      • US Fish and Wildlife Service (US FWS)
      • National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS)
      • US Coast Guard (USCG)
    • State
      • Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)
        • Inland Water Resources (IWRD)
        • Office of Long Island Sound Programs (OLISP)
        • Fisheries Division
        • Wildlife Division
    • Other entities
      • Department of Public Health
      • Water Companies
      • Municipalities
      • Public
state federal permits
State & Federal Permits

State Level – DEP

    • Inland Wetlands & Watercourses
      • Individual and General Permits
    • Flood Management Certification
    • Stream Channel Encroachment Lines
    • 401 Water Quality Certification
    • Coastal Wetlands
      • Structures and Dredging
      • Tidal Wetlands
      • Certificates of Permission
    • Coastal Area Management
    • Stormwater Permit for Construction Activities
  • Federal Level – ACOE 404
    • CT Programmatic General Permit (PGP)
      • Category 1
      • Category 2
    • Individual Permits
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Submit request for an Environmental Review Form to OEP

OEP will determine if the project is in or nearby a wetland?

No permitting

action required

No

Stormwater permit or wildlife coordination

required

Surveys to contact OEP. Wetland found?

But, project disturbs> 1 acre or has endangered species

Request a wetland delineation to Surveys

Yes

No

Avoid and minimize wetland impacts throughout the design and permit application process

Yes

Submit project plans to OEP for review & comment

PD Review

30% Review

60% Review

Semi-Final

Final Review

Permit development and preparation process

State Permit Process

Federal Permit process

OEP deems project plans complete or incomplete

Category

3-Individual

Permit

If completed

Submit draft copy for OEP review

Submit to OEP for

Category determination

Coordinate with

OEP & agencies at

PMM

OEP deems application complete or incomplete

Revise

permit

Category

1

Category

2-Inland

Category

2-OLISP

Coordinate with

OEP & prepare

Permit application

Revise

permit

If complete, ready for OEP signature

Automatic

401

granted

401

Conditional

CT

addendum

Separate

401

required

Submit to ACOE via

Form 4345

Submit to DEP, send public notices & letters to towns

Permit denied. Respond to ACOE

concerns

ACOE deems

application complete

or incomplete

Permit denied. Respond to DEP concerns

No

screening

required

DEP deems application complete or incomplete

Get on meeting agenda

Public Notice of Intent to issue permit

Submit

ACOE form

4345 –

(State IW

package

separate)

Submit

OLISP

permit

package

with ACOE

information

Public Notice of intent

to issue permit

Submit

State

permit

application

only

No

Public hearing requested?

Public hearing

requested?

Yes

No

No

Yes

PMM

Prepare for hearing

Prepare for hearing

Category 2

agreed upon

by agencies

No

Corps’ makes

decision / permit

granted?

DEP makes

decision / permit granted?

Yes

Project must follow all Special Terms or

Conditions of the permit.

project permitting process
Project Permitting Process
  • Pre-Application
    • OEP works directly with designers throughout the design process
      • Delineation requests
      • Avoidance and minimization in design
      • Determination of which permits are required
      • Draft permit review
      • Search for Mitigation if required
      • Field reviews
      • Pre-application meetings
      • Structure Type studies
  • Application submittal
    • Submit permit applications to Regulatory Agencies
      • Working Meetings
      • Presentations
    • State level DEP Permit review includes:
      • Engineering review (Hydraulics & Drainage)
      • Environmental Analyst review (wildlife, wetland ecology)
      • Fisheries review
      • Public Notice periods
    • Federal level permit review includes:
      • Input from all agencies
      • Public Notices for Individual Permits
permitting timeframes
Permitting Timeframes

Straight-Forward Projects

  • Permitting adds an average 18 months to the design process (vs. a project without permits)
    • Draft application to Office of Environmental Planning (OEP)
      • 2 – 4 months preparation including OEP review and responses to comments
    • Application submittal to DEP
      • 12 – 18 months for DEP review, DOT responses to comments and permit approval

Complicated Projects

  • Mitigation Plans
    • Add another 6 – 12 months
    • Find consensus among regulatory agencies
    • Purchase of private property is often required
  • DEP Adjudicated Hearings
    • 2 - 4 months preparation
    • 4 - 6 months for the actual process
permit processing timeframes at dep acoe
Permit Processing Timeframes at DEP & ACOE

State Level – DEP

  • Inland Wetlands & Watercourses
    • Individual Permit - 1 to 2 years
    • General Permits - 6 months
  • Flood Management Certification
    • Individual – 18 months
    • General – In-house sign-off
  • Stream Channel Encroachment Lines – 6 months to 2 years
  • 401 Water Quality Certification – Tied to 404 process
  • Coastal Wetlands
    • Structures and Dredging - 6 months to 2 years
    • Tidal Wetlands - 6 months to 2 years
    • Certificates of Permission – 3 to 6 months
  • Coastal Area Management – 1 to 3 months
  • Stormwater Permit for Construction Activities
    • Individual permit – 6 months
    • General permit – Register 30 days before construction

Federal Level – ACOE 404

  • CT Programmatic General Permit (PGP)
    • Category 1 – In-house sign-off
    • Category 2 – Tied to DEP process
  • Individual Permits – Tied to DEP process
wetland permits processed annually
Wetland Permits Processed Annually

Through Office of Environmental Planning:

State level: Approximately 50 permits/year

  • Inland Wetlands & Watercourses - 25
    • Individual Permits - 20
    • General Permits – 5
  • Flood Management Certifications - 45
    • General- 3
  • Coastal Wetlands - 10

Federal level: Approximately 40 permits/year

  • CT Programmatic General Permits (PGP)
    • Category 1 - 15
    • Category 2 - 20
  • Individual Permits - 5
project hurdles
Project Hurdles
  • Listed Species
    • Both State & Federal Listings
    • Species are not necessarily wetland dependent
    • Incidental Take Process through Office of Policy & Management (OPM) required for Threatened or Endangered Species on State level
    • Section 7 Coordination on Federal level
  • DEP Adjudicated Hearings
    • Usually arise late in the permitting process
    • Requested by Public (25 signatures)
    • Requested by First Elected Official
    • Due to Significant Impact
mitigation aspects
Mitigation Aspects
  • Wetland Mitigation
    • New Guidelines from ACOE with ratios
      • Restoration
      • Enhancement
      • Creation
      • Preservation
  • Listed Species Mitigation
    • Extensive Field Studies
    • Habitat Creation, Enhancement
    • Preservation
  • ROW Issues
water resource compliance
Water Resource Compliance
  • Provide Guidance on Stormwater Policy Issues
  • Permit Compliance during Construction
    • General & Special Permit Conditions
    • Time of Year Restrictions
      • In-stream work and / or due to protection of Listed Species
  • Water Handling / Constructability
  • Erosion Controls
    • Best Management Practices
  • Liaison between Construction and Regulatory Agencies
    • Review and Processing of Technical Plan Revisions, de minimus changes