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


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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Owings Mills Boulevard Southern Extension

JMT designed a two-mile-long new roadway extension through an existing residential community while avoiding sensitive environmental features.

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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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I-95 Widening from SR 528 to SR 406 Design-Build

JMT served as the lead designer for the contractor on this $60 million design-build project to increase the capacity of I-95 through Florida's Space Coast. 

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Fairfield-Masonville Marine Terminals Connector Road

JMT completed roadway and structural design for a port enhancement project.

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MD 4 Corridor Study

JMT performed a Stage I, II, and III project planning study to analyze the potential traffic and environmental impacts of widening a roadway corridor. 

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MDTA Police Training Facility

JMT provided full engineering design services for the construction of a new 45,000 sf Police Training Center and Indoor Firing Range facility, which has been registered for LEED® NC.  

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I-95, Section 200 Project Planning

JMT provided the full range of planning-level services, including environmental studies, engineering alternatives, travel demand forecasts, and right-of-way assistance, for the proposed expansion of 17 miles of I-95.

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