Arroyo Environmental Consultants (Arroyo) are pleased to serve the Corpus Christi area and guide clients through the challenges this unique area presents. The environmental consultants at Arroyo have 20 years of collective experience leading projects through Phase I Environmental Site Assessment, determining wetland delineation, the Section 404 Permit process, water quality monitoring and all other assessments, evaluations and applications for permits required to move a project forward.
Phase I Environmental Site Assessments are performed by Arroyo by reviewing data in house as well as confirming the information on site, in person. Geographic Information System (GIS) software and other topographical data help ensure the best possible survey information is at hand and easily accessible. Arroyo provides clients with software support to ensure the best navigation of the materials collected. Under the Endangered Species Act, more assessments and evaluations by environmental consultants will be required if the site could be an endangered species habitat. Arroyo is familiar with conducting presence/absence studies of endangered species and will evaluate any further concerns development could present.
Projects that include discharge of fill and dredge materials in a designated wetland site such as marshes and swamps and other areas with a wetland delineation fall under the Federal Clean Water Act and will need a Section 404 Permit, water quality monitoring and a full evaluation. The site may require additional permits such as the Texas Pollution and Discharge Elimination System (TPDES) permit and Arroyo will determine which permits are applicable. The staff at Arroyo understands the procedures for environmental mitigation planning needs. Arroyo has developed relationships with regulatory bodies while working with Federal and State agencies to perform biological and environmental assessments such as Aquatic Ecosystem Evaluations as well as Instream Flow Studies. Arroyo understands that innovative solutions are needed to further a project as well as maintain and restore a natural area. Where necessary, suggestions on the removal of invasive and exotic species, erosion control, studies on fish and mussel populations, and other biological assessments are some of the measures that can be taken where a project can actually enhance a location, making the developmental impact a positive one.
This myriad of environmentally and ecologically interesting areas can make for unique challenges for development in Corpus Christi. Along with the fresh water systems draining into the gulf, sensitive estuaries and coastal bays further impact projects. The team at Arroyo will gladly lead your project through these permitting challenges and provide exemplary support for all your environmental assessment and evaluation needs.