Regulatory Compliance and Permitting

Environmental permitting refers to obtaining the necessary local, state and federal approvals for a specific project based on the applicable statutes, regulations, programs and policies. We have extensive permitting experience in Massachusetts and throughout New England. Lucas Environmental prefers to be involved during the initial stages of the design and planning process. With the numerous potential permits involved in a single project, our clients understand the need for proper due diligence to determine the level of effort, costs, and schedule associated with a project. Lucas Environmental is familiar with the requirements and jurisdictional areas in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine, and Connecticut.

Local Compliance

Conservation Commissions

  • Town/City Wetland Protection By-laws
  • Wetland Protection Act Regulations

MA State Compliance

Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act Regulations
Natural Heritage Endangered Species Program
Massachusetts Endangered Species Act

Department of Environmental Protection

  • Wetland Protection Act Regulations
  • Stormwater Management Policy
  • 401 Water Quality Certification
  • Waterways Regulations (Chapter 91)

Department of Conservation & Recreation

  • Watershed Protection Act Regulations

Massachusetts Historical Commission
Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management

New England Compliance

Lucas Environmental professionals have also permitted projects throughout New England and are familiar with RI, NH, VT, ME, and CT state regulations.

Federal Compliance

U.S. Army Corp of Engineers

  • Rivers and Harbors Act (Section 10)
  • Clean Water Act (Section 404)
  • Programmatic General Permits (GP) – New England

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

  • National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permits
  • National Environmental Policy Act Compliance

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service/National Marine Fisheries Service

  • Endangered Species Act