Clark Engineering | Chatham | Cape Cod

Regulatory Permitting

Regulatory Permitting Process

The permit process can be quite overwhelming and complex at times, requiring a seasoned professional team to navigate a project through the local, state or federal approval process.  Clark Engineering is just that team to answer your questions and guide you each step along the way, a team dedicated to building a strategy tailored to your needs that can translate your vision into a reality.  Our veteran clients have learned to involve Clark Engineering early on, advice we recommend to anyone who needs a permit, regardless if you are homeowner, a public official or a developer.   A call to us will enable you to flush out the challenges you may face, helping you to avoid costly mistakes from taking the wrong path, but also identify the opportunities that can lead you to a successful outcome.

Clark Engineering addresses the permitting  challenges we face today by:

  • Being creative in our thinking, integrating “tested” design solutions into the permit process.
  • Working as a team player with all the stakeholders, delivering reliable approaches that appeal to regulators without compromising our client’s interests.
  • Staying engaged with the regulatory community by working closely with staff, boards and commissions to understand their issues, recognizing there are often conflicting and overlapping interests between the parties involved.
  • Being keenly aware of the outside forces that can complicate the process, such as community, political and environmental interests, making sure the strategy chosen addresses their concerns and provides value in return.
  • Managing the process by being out in front of the regulatory hurdles, always keeping a close eye on the schedule, quality of the product and completeness of a submission, making sure the Client is involved in every critical decision along the way.
  • Delivering convincing presentations at hearings by way of clear and concise communications, colored and readable drawings in order to secure approval.

Permitting Process Services

Clark Engineering’s managed and integrated design approach to the permit process enables us to provide the following services:

Local Permitting

Planning, Zoning, Inland Wetland & Watercourses, Conservation, Water Pollution Control, Board of Selectman, Municipal Offices and Health

  • Subdivisions
  • Site Plan Applications
  • Floodplain Management    
  • Coastal & Inland Wetland and Watercourses Regulated Activities
  • Local Wetland By-Law
  • Road and Infrastructure Acceptance
  • Title 5 Septic Systems
  • Community Septic Systems
  • Municipal Sewer Connections

State Permitting

Departments of Environmental Protection, Transportation, State Traffic Commission, Public Health and Utility Control

  • Flood Certificate
  • Coastal & Inland Wetlands and Watercourses
  • Wetlands Protection Act
  • State Stormwater Management Regulation
  • Stormwater Associated with Industrial Activities
  • Stormwater & Dewatering Wastewater Associated with Construction Activities
  • State Highway Access Permit
  • Subsurface Disposal Systems
  • Advanced Wastewater Treatment

Federal Permitting

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Federal Emergency Management Agency

  • Federal/State National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit (NPDES/SPDES)
  • Letter of Map Revisions under the National Insurance Study Program