Enforcement Resolution Project Examples
We resolved an enforcement case against a landowner in northwestern
Pennsylvania who had initiated work in wetlands prior to securing the
necessary authorizations. We subsequently prepared permit applications
and designed mitigation for the expansion of a shopping center into
about 15 acres of wetlands. All state permits were approved.
- In the Passaic River basin of northern New Jersey
we demonstrated that an office building had not been built in wetlands,
thereby resolving a federal enforcement action.
- In suburban Philadelphia we assisted a marina
owner who was prosecuted for work in tidal wetlands without the
necessary Federal and state approvals. We oversaw the successful
restoration of the marsh and eliminated a requirement for replanting.
- In central New Jersey we analyzed an array of
alternatives for compliance with an administrative consent order for a
major office, hotel, and warehouse distribution complex. We
participated in technical negotiations with USEPA extending over a
period of years to achieve the necessary restoration in a technically
feasible and economically viable way. More than 60 acres of wetland
creation and restoration were required.
- In central New Jersey we assisted a bank in
resolving wetland violations for a residential coastal project whose
developer had failed to secure required approvals. We prepared the
necessary permit applications to allow completion of the project so
that the bank could market the land. We designed and implemented
mitigation to the satisfaction of the regulatory agencies.
- At a residential development in northern New
Jersey we resolved a state enforcement action by showing that no work
had actually encroached into any regulated wetland. Here are views of