We have experience preparing environmental documentation through various forms and reports for local, state, and federal permits. Red Barn looks at each project and thoroughly vets the impacts to the environment and identifies mitigation measures. We concentrate on the surface water, land use, and traffic impacts for larger site development projects. We are most interested in the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) details for rural transportation projects that significantly impact critical areas. We follow a collaborative process with stakeholders to make sure we understand all perspectives of the work being performed. We guide clients through the best path forward for replacing or repairing critical infrastructure or understanding water body dynamics to ensure water quality compliance in areas where endangered species need protection.
Wetland Biology: Red Barn has professional wetland scientists who work on large projects and are available nationwide. Much of our work is focused on long linear projects along stream reaches, highways and rail projects.
Prioritization for Capital Funding: We have experts in developing rating matrices on improving or investing public funding within a program. Our team is here to help public sector clients design and implement a permitting strategy that ensures an expedited process for infrastructure needing replacement.
Permitting: We can provide local jurisdictions with the permitting support they need to get in-water permits on time. Our environmental permitting team understands permit strategy, environmental compliance, and code requirements (NEPA, SEPA, BA, QAPP, ESA Consultation).
The types of permits we have over 20 years of experience in are as follows:
• Army Corp of Engineering Section 10 Permit
• Army Corps of Engineers – Nationwide Permit (NWP)
(Note, we have expertise in most of the NWPs, including dredging No 19 & 35)
• Biological Assessments in support of Section 401 Permits
• Bird Surveys (using drone inspections)
• EIS Preparation
• EPA CWA Section 401 Certification
• EPA’s QAPP preparation for grant compliance
• ESA Consultation
• FERC Compliance Documentation
• Field Monitoring and Data Collection
• HUD Documentation
• Hydraulic Project Approval (Standard, Expedited, and Emergency)
• In-Water Work Capacity Support – Fish Electrocution and Relocation
• Marbled Murrelet Monitoring
• NEPA Preparation (with historical/archaeological partnering)
• Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Coastal Zone Management (CZM)
• Phase 1 ESA Documentation
• Phase 2 ESA Documentation with Groundwater Sampling
• Preparation of Letter of Permission (LOP) (estimate 120 days for review)
• SEPA Environmental Checklist Preparation
• Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPP) and NPDES Compliance (Industrial Sites included)
• USFWS/NOAA coordination and engagement
• Washington State JARPA through the Aquatic Protection Permitting System (APPS)
• Water Quality Analysis for Macrophyte Management (using CE-QUAL-W2 and the macrophyte module)
• WSDOT Biological Assessment Author Certified