Apogee regularly completes aquatic resource mitigation and restoration requirements set forth by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) pursuant to Section 404 of the Clean Water Act and Section 10 of the River and Harbors Act of 1899. New permitting procedures require extensive surveys, thorough restoration plans, and mitigation requirements for aquatic systems that are to be impacted during mining or other earthwork operations.
Apogee has prepared 404 applications in the Huntington, Louisville, Nashville, Baltimore, and Norfolk USACE Districts. Apogee ecologists have also conducted numerous wetlands delineations and jurisdictional water determinations that fall under these statutes.
In addition to 404s, Apogee ecologists have conducted numerous stream bioassessments required for the issuance of 401 permits by the state agencies. Apogee staff has many years of experience with Outstanding Resource Waters (ORW) and the requirements for permit issuance thereof. Apogee also has personnel that specialize in aquatic surveys with extensive experience in the identification of aquatic macroinvertebrates and fish. Key staff have completed Rosgen’s Applied Fluvial Geomorphology and River Morphology and Applications.