Tools have been developed to assist WSDOT Environmental Coordinators before, during, and after applying for Environmental Permits from the Corps and Ecology.
Complete Application Guidance
The Complete Permit Application Guidance for Section 404, Section 401, and HPA’s (pdf 169 kb) will help permit applicants for WSDOT projects reduce delays associated with the permitting process by developing a complete Joint Aquatic Resource Permit Application (JARPA). The Complete Permit Application Drawing Guidance (pdf 499 kb) for projects using a JARPA will help applicants for WSDOT projects reduce delays by developing complete JARPA drawings.
Early Project Coordination
An Early Project Coordination Meeting (pdf 21 kb) is a chance for WSDOT to present a project to the resource agencies and get early technical and regulatory feedback from each resource agency before permit applications are developed. Specific EPC meeting expectations are outlined in the EPC Meeting Purpose Statement (pdf 11 kb). Within 30 days of the EPC Meeting date, the Liaison Program Manager sends a detailed EPC Letter (pdf 159 kb) to the WSDOT Environmental Coordinator. To schedule an EPC meeting fill out the meeting request form and contact the Liaison Program Coordinator.
Permits Issued by the Permitting Liaisons
United States Army Corps of Engineers
Washington State Department of Ecology
Issue Resolution Process (pdf 19 kb)
The Issue Resolution Process is used to resolve issues that, if left unresolved, would delay or prevent the issuance of permits by resource agencies. Timely resolution of permitting issues is important to meeting project schedules and preserving working relationships on the team.
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