Clean Water Act Section 404 Permit

The Clean Water Act Section 404 was passed by the Congress in 1977 to protect the physical, biological and chemical quality of waters of the US. Section 404 of the Clean Water Act requires a permit to place any fill material in the nation’s rivers, streams, pond, lakes and wetlands. Numerous permit scenarios are possible for a project that requires impacts to jurisdictional waters of the US and wetlands ranging from simple Nationwide Permits for “routine activities” to a complete Individual Permits for complex projects.

ERC provides complete professional consultation in all aspects of Clean Water Act Section 404 Permit process. Our expertise in wetland science, knowledge of Section 404 requirements and positive working relationship with local district regulatory offices facilitates efficient permit preparation, coordination and receipt of authorization.