Environmental Monitoring is a broad field with many facets.
Monitoring of mitigation sites to determine the success of
compensatory mitigation provided under Section 404 of the Clean
Water Act for unavoidable impacts to jurisdictional resources is
just one. With the increase in potential for exposure to various
types of contamination or potentially hazardous materials,
environmental monitoring is recognized as an essential activity for
many projects to prevent degradation of environmental resources.
Regulatory statutes and local ordinances can dictate restrictions
on noise and emissions. Many projects require an environmental
monitoring component to ensure that activities associated with the
project do not exceed baseline conditions and comply with all
environmental permit requirements. This is especially so for large
infrastructure projects, many of which are design/build and require
significant environmental compliance and management programs.
JMT's team of environmental scientists and specialists can
develop and implement baseline, pre-construction, and
post-construction Environmental Monitoring plans for all types of
projects. We provide environmental monitoring to establish baseline
conditions during the project planning phase and continue
monitoring through design, permitting, construction, and mitigation
to ensure regulatory compliance and to protect project interests.
JMT's scientists and engineers are also experienced in
collaborating to provide solutions to problems identified through
environmental monitoring, which is particularly important to ensure
the success of compensatory mitigation sites.
JMT has a wealth of experience and knowledge of performing
environmental monitoring and providing assessments based upon
standardized field methods. JMT provides the following
environmental monitoring services to meet the needs of our
- Post-construction monitoring of compensatory mitigation sites
(wetlands and streams)
- Rare, threatened and endangered species populations
- Groundwater/surface water quality
- Terrestrial and aquatic biota
- Invasive species populations
- NPDES/stormwater sampling
- Environmental construction inspection
- Noise, Traffic and Air Quality
JMT was the lead designer for the Contractor team for this $376 million Design/Build project, the largest construction project in DDOT history.
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