Preliminary Jurisdictional Wetland/Waters Delineation and Permitting – Athens, Ohio

STONE completed a Preliminary Jurisdictional Waters Delineation (PJWD) and permitting for an approximate 4 to 5-acre site proposed for development. Aerial imagery suggested that water resources may be present within the site. STONE provided the following services for the site:

Federal and State Listed Species Review
A federal and state listed species review was completed through an Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Natural Heritage Database records request and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) Information for Planning and Consultation (IPAC) Tool. This information assisted in the completion of the PJWD.

Waters/Wetland Delineation Report
STONE delineated the approximate location, boundaries, and areal extent of jurisdictional Waters of the United States (WOTUS) and Waters of the State (Ohio). The PJWD was conducted in general accordance with the Routine On-Site Determination method described in the Corps of Engineers Wetland Delineation Manual published by the USACE in 1987, and the appropriate Regional Supplement to the Corps of Engineers Wetland Delineation Manual. All identified resources were assessed using methodology developed by Ohio Environmental Protection Agency.

Nationwide Permit PreConstruction Notification
The project will impact WOTUS and therefore will require a permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). STONE prepared a PreConstruction Notification (PCN) to be submitted to the USACE containing the required permit application, impact information, avoidance, minimization, and mitigation information, figures, and other information as needed.

I just wanted to reach out to both of you & all of Stone for your outstanding effort, due diligence & professionalism on this project.

I’m certainly no ESA expert, but I was blown away by the detail contained in your report, especially given the tight timeframe that was required for delivery.

Please know that your work at Walnut Grove is very much appreciated by everyone here at POAH.

For the record, I am now a huge fan of Stone Environmental, and I hope we will continue our working relationship well into the future.

Doug Dempsey, POAH