It is illegal to impact a wetland in anyway without legally providing a need to impact the wetland in question. In order to legally impact the wetland, a federal permit must be obtained through a permitting process (as detailed in Section 404 of the Clean Water Act), this process is administered by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Regulatory Division. If it can be proven that a need for impact exists, wetlands may be filled or otherwise impacted. Barry A. Vittor & Associates, Inc. has been handling this permitting process for multiple clients since the formation of the Section 404 program. We work with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers by providing them with the technical information they need to process a permit application for the purpose of impacting wetlands. We will also work with any other State and Federal agencies that become involved once a permit application has been submitted. Frequently, one condition of obtaining a permit to legally impact wetlands will require the applicant to provide Wetland Mitigation. Mitigation is another service provided by Barry A. Vittor & Associates, Inc., which we would be happy to discuss after a permit has been obtained.
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