Regulatory Permitting

Regulatory permitting can be a challenge to clients on many levels and often provides a stumbling block to projects if not considered early in the project development process. Researching and identifying federal, state and local regulatory permit requirements is essential for successful implementation of projects. Making the wrong assumptions with respect to permitting requirements often results in regulatory disputes and schedule setbacks.

JMT's team of environmental scientists and specialists has numerous years of regulatory permitting experience at the local, state and federal levels. We help our clients develop strategies that ensure compliance with regulatory permitting requirements while meeting or exceeding project goals with respect to schedule and budget. These services are especially important for design-build projects, which are known to have multiple critical paths and, thus, conflicting priorities with respect to regulatory permitting.  We can provide cradle-to-grave services for all aspects of regulatory permitting, including field delineation and data collection, planning, regulatory scoping, design, permitting, and construction. We actively seek and recommend innovative avoidance and minimization methods to reduce project impacts, expedite the permitting process, maintain overall schedule, and reduce costs. JMT's permitting experience includes:

  • Section 404 - Wetlands & Waterways, Tidal & Non-tidal
  • Section 401 - Water Quality Certifications
  • Maryland Forest Conservation Act (FSDs, FCPs)
  • Maryland Reforestation Law and Roadside Tree Law
  • Chesapeake Bay Critical Area Coordination
  • Consultation under Section 7 of the Endangered Species Act
  • Section 4(f) and Section 106 coordination
  • Water Appropriations Permits
  • Spill Prevention, Control & Countermeasures Plans (SPCC)
  • Avoidance, Minimization & Mitigation Plans
  • Mitigation Monitoring
  • NDPES Permits
  • Dam Emergency Action Plans
  • Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPPs)
  • Air Quality Conformance
  • Stormwater management/water quality and Erosion and sediment control
  • Preparation of environmental documentation to support permit applications


H Street – Benning Road Streetcar

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Washington, D.C.

JMT was the lead civil/site engineering firm for the revival of streetcar service in Washington, DC.

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11th Street Corridor Design/Build


Washington, D.C.

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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John F. Kennedy (JFK) Memorial Bridge Rehabilitation

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Atlantic County, New Jersey

JMT provided design and construction management/inspection services for the rehabilitation of a major bridge while keeping it in service.

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Brighton Dam Underwater Inspection and Sonar Imaging

Silt levels were measured as part of an underwater inspection of a Maryland dam.

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Nash Run Stream Restoration

JMT designed the restoration of a main tributary in the nation's captial.

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Campbell Blvd Roadway Improvements

JMT conducted environmental evaluations and alignment studies for three alternative alignments for the extension of Campbell Boulevard.

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SSA Child Care Center Playground Design

JMT provided design services for the site work and utilities associated with child care center playground improvements.

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I-95 Widening From SR 528 (Beachline Expressway) to SR 406 Design/Build

JMT is the lead designer for the Contractor of this $60 million Design-Build project to increase the capacity of I-95 through the Space Coast in Brevard County, Florida. 

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