Penn E&R performed over 65 linear miles of wetland and water resource delineations for electric transmission line projects throughout eastern Pennsylvania. The projects were in support of reliability upgrades to infrastructure in existing rights-of-way and substations.
Identification and delineation of wetlands and streams was also conducted to strategically determine routes of avoidance, to minimize encroachments and the needs for permit authorizations.
Penn E&R’s staff Professional Wetland Scientist (PWS) led the field delineations and prepared delineation reports included with permit applications submitted to the regulatory agencies. Procedures followed those detailed in the Corps of Engineers Wetlands Delineation Manual (1987) and subsequent Regional Supplements for the Eastern Mountains and Piedmont and Northcentral and Northeast Regions.
Penn E&R also performed botanical surveys to evaluate potential impacts to threatened and endangered plant species of concern.
In addition, Penn E&R hired and supervised subcontractors performing over 110 linear miles of wetland delineations for similar work including phase projects.
KEY PROJECT FEATURES INCLUDE:
- Wetland Delineation
- Preparation of Delineation Reports
- Botanical Surveys to Evaluate Potential Impacts to Threatened and Endangered Species
- Hiring and Oversight of Subcontractors