E2PM recognizes the critical challenges that various clients face in assessing the environmental impacts of their site development/improvement, operations, and economic decisions. E2PM staff are experienced in assisting our client’s assessment of impacts by reviewing a proposed project against on-site environmental constraints, rules and regulations, and then providing innovative analyses that lead to cost-effective and environmentally sound solutions.

E2PM’s Ecological & Natural Resource Services spread across a wide range of disciplines, including the utility and wireless telecommunications industries as well as site development (residential, commercial, industrial) working directly with Federal and State Regulatory Agencies to provide efficient solutions (natural resources field work / permitting / mitigation) to fast-track projects.  E2PM’s primary service area includes New Jersey and New York.

E2PM recognizes the critical challenges that some clients face in assessing the environmental impacts of their site development / improvement, operations, and economic decisions. E2PM staff are experienced in assisting clients with an assessment of impacts by reviewing a proposed project against on-site environmental constraints and rules and regulations and then providing innovative analyses that lead to cost-effective and environmentally sound solutions. E2PM guides clients through all applicable regulatory compliance issues potentially affecting site development, including wetland delineation, permitting, mitigation, and monitoring activities. The Natural Resource team establishes a solid foundation for any project with permitting requirements through comprehensive site knowledge and regulatory coordination.

Natural Resource / Ecological Services

  • Coastal Zone Management Area (CAFRA/Waterfront Development) Permits
  • Federal, State, Municipal Environmental Impact Statements (EIS) and Environmental Assessments (EA)
  • Fish Habitat Reviews
  • Flood Hazard Area (FHA) Permits
  • Freshwater Wetland Permits
  • General Construction Monitoring
  • General Wildlife/Plant Species Surveys
  • GIS Based Natural Resource Studies
  • GPS Surveys (Wetland Points, Tree Surveys, Structures)
  • Green Acre Diversions
  • Highlands Exemptions and Applications
  • National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Screenings / Categorical Exclusions
  • Rare Species Environmental Monitoring (Snakes / Turtles)
  • Threatened and Endangered Habitat Evaluations / Surveys
  • USACE Nationwide and Individual Permits
  • Vernal Pool Identification / Surveys

Permitting Services

E2PM’s professional staff has extensive experience with the preparation, submission and obtaining agency approvals for many environmental permits.  E2PM Key Staff are familiar with the NJDEP’s and USACE’s application and permit processes and their applicable regulations. E2PM prepares, submits, and obtains permits for projects ranging from additions to an existing single-family dwelling, commercial facility, and industrial facility, to new residential construction, new commercial construction, and new industrial construction.  Another of E2PM’s specialties is the permitting of upgraded as well as new energy transmission infrastructure projects (electric and gas) and new green energy projects (wind farms).  

E2PM typically assesses a project for approval under a Permit-by-Rule whereby no formal permit application submission is required.  As required or where a “gray area” exists, E2PM will prepare, apply for, and obtain an Applicability Determination from NJDEP DLRP.

Additional Services

NJDEP Freshwater Wetlands Approvals / Permits

  • Individual Permits
  • General Permits
  • Transition Area Waivers
  • Letters of Interpretations

NJDEP Flood Hazard Area Permits

  • Verifications (All Methods)
  • Individual Permits
  • General Permits
  • Permits-By-Certification

NJDEP Coastal Zone Management Permits

  • CAFRA Individual Permits
  • In-water Waterfront Development Individual Permits
  • Upland Waterfront Development Permits
  • 1970 Wetlands Act Permits
  • Coastal General Permits
  • Permits-by-Certification

Green Acre Diversions of Parklands

USACE Individual / Nationwide Permits

Habitat Assessment / Rare Species Surveys: E2PM staff has been approved by the NJDEP Endangered and Nongame Species Program as a Lead Primary Venomous Snake Surveyor.  In addition, staff is approved to conduct rare species surveys for species including but not limited to barred owls, red-shouldered hawks, Cooper’s hawks, golden-winged warblers, and wood turtles. E2PM is also qualified to conduct vernal pool surveys.

Environmental Impact Statements / Assessments: E2PM has completed a multitude of environmental impact analysis in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969 and has conducted environmental assessment (EA) and categorical exclusion (CE) documentation for review by Federal agencies and Native American Tribes. E2PM also prepares Environmental Impact Assessments (EIS) for state-level project approvals.  In completing NEPA related projects, E2PM natural resource staff research and consider land resources, water resources, biological resources, social and economic conditions, cultural resources & tribal consultation and the human environment and environmental conditions. E2PM staff has prepared NEPA related documents for a wide variety of clients, particularly for clients within the telecommunications industry, federal projects and the Energy industry.  E2PM prepares numerous municipal-level EIS’s and EA’s in accordance with local Ordinance requirements in support of residential, commercial, and industrial projects.

Environmental / Construction Monitoring Services: E2PM has employed staff approved by various agencies (NJDEP Endangered and Non-game Species Program / National Park Service) to provide environmental/construction monitoring services on various projects that require strict compliance with permit conditions as well as to ensure protection of both rare and common wildlife species and rare plants and Contractor safety.  E2PM’s staff includes an NJDEP-ENSP-approved Primary-level Venomous Snake Monitor.  

Representative Projects