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 provide cradle-to-grave services for all aspects of regulatory permitting, including field delineation and data collection, planning, regulatory scoping, design, permitting, and construction. JMT staff 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, and 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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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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Nash Run Stream Restoration

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

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US 50 Crossing Study of Sinepuxent Bay

JMT prepared a detailed bridge crossing study of the Harry W. Kelley Bridge and US 50 roadway approaches into Ocean City, MD.

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Great Seneca Creek Tributary Restoration

JMT designed and permitted the first stream and floodplain restoration project to meet stormwater quantity peak reduction requirements in Maryland.

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NEPA Compliance for Sewer Infrastructure Improvements

JMT provided planning and environmental services to improve the execution of DC Water projects in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act.

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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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