Vol. 27, No. 1 ● January 31, 2019
In This Issue:
Maryland Stream Use I and Use IV Time of Year Restrictions Begin March 1
Every waterway in Maryland is protected by restrictions on instream work to help minimize impacts to aquatic habitats during construction projects. The Time of Year Restrictions for Use I (Nontidal Streams) and Use IV (Recreational Trout Waters) streams both begin March 1 and extend until June 15 and May 31, respectively. The Maryland Department of the Environment enforces these restrictions by routinely visiting job sites, and will shut down those projects that are in violation.
Protecting Washington D.C. Heritage Trees - Tree Canopy Protection Amendment Act of 2016
Developers and design teams working in the Nation’s Capital are noticing stronger enforcement of the Tree Canopy Protection Amendment Act (D.C. Act 21-386), which the Council of the District of Columbia passed in 2016 to ensure that mature trees within the District are preserved. If you are developing one of these sites, Wetland Studies and Solutions’ Urban Foresters can help you avoid violations and fines by determining if trees are subject to D.C. Act 21-386 and working with your design team to integrate tree protection and preservation into your development plans.
North Carolina NCG01 Construction General Permit Renewal Extended - Reissued with No Changes
The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality has extended the renewal date for the NCG01 permit until March 1 – and reissued the current NCG01 permit with no changes until the new permit goes into effect.
We’re Expanding! We’ve Acquired Kerr Environmental Services in Tidewater
Wetland Studies and Solutions, Inc. is pleased to announce we have expanded our team by acquiring Kerr Environmental Services Corporation (KES) in Virginia Beach. Kerr’s 16 years of experience, combined with our 27 years of providing natural and cultural resources consulting, allows us to better support the needs of our clients throughout the Commonwealth, and also gives us a fourth location in Virginia in addition to our Maryland office.