Located near the border of Louisiana, about thirty miles north of the Gulf of Mexico, Beaumont straddles several different environmental areas including the coastal plains and the piney woods area of Texas. The staff at Arroyo Environmental Consultants (Arroyo) can help navigate your project through this sensitive area. During the Phase I Environmental Site Assessment, Arroyo will collect information about the location both remotely and in person in order to evaluate what will be required to move forth with the project, such as wetland delineation, the Section 404 permit process and water quality monitoring. Arroyo uses the newest technology to enhance topographical survey data reports and the team is well versed in the latest Geographic Information System (GIS) software packages, providing unparalleled support to their clientele as well as the best available data. Further investigation will be needed if Arroyo identifies any ecological or environmental concerns on the location. For example, under the Endangered Species Act, the environmental consultants at Arroyo must conduct an endangered species habitat review in order to ascertain whether or not an endangered species presence/absence study must be performed. With the presence of an endangered species, the staff of Arroyo will then conduct a site specific evaluation to ensure activities on site will not negatively impact the endangered species.
If it is determined that there is jurisdictional water on site, any discharge of dredge and fill material at a site with a wetland delineation requires a United States Army Corps of Engineers Section 404 Permit (under the Federal Clean Water Act) with a full evaluation. Arroyo will carry out water quality monitoring, and a mitigation plan that may include a Texas Pollution and Discharge Elimination System (TPDES) permit. Arroyo has also conducted Aquatic Ecosystem Evaluations and Instream Flow Studies along with State and Federal agencies. The staff at Arroyo is very familiar with all these procedures and have worked for years to develop relationships within the regulatory bodies across the State. During this process, Arroyo can guide your Beaumont based project through creative solutions to help maintain, restore and even enhance critical environmental areas and ecological habitats.
Historically, the Beaumont area was marbled with many small streams flowing through the area. Many of these have since been filled in or converted into drainage ditches, with big impacts to the area. For projects with a focus on restoration, the consultants at AEC can provide all manner of support such as; water quality monitoring, removal of exotic or invasive species, revegetation, erosion control, fish and mussel population studies, biological assessments, and more. In the case that not much is known about the site, Arroyo will organize and orchestrate various studies required by State and Federal law.
Beaumont is at the crossroads of some extraordinary natural wonders. Arroyo Environmental Consultants proudly serves the Beaumont area, providing 20 years worth of experience in managing and directing location specific ecological, geographical, environmental and water science impact studies and guiding both public and private clients through the permitting process.