The Federal Government Role

There are a number of ways the federal government can play a significant role in the approval of a building permit for your project.

The National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permits are federal requirements regulated by the states and affects construction projects where more than 5 acres of vegetation is being disturbed.

The federal government through the US Army Corps of Engineers is involved with the enforcement of laws protecting wetlands and permits affecting rivers and harbors.

The federal clean water act as amended affects how your storm water drainage system is designed. This law passed by congress in the early 1970””s has been the cause of many sleepless nights for the design and construction industry.

Additional federal oversight under the Endangered Species Act and US Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Marine Fisheries Service can also be a roadblock for your planned projects.

Permit Place gives you access to all State Environmental Protection Offices in each of the 50 states with telephone numbers and contacts that can help you get your project through the maze of federal regulations.

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