Environmental Permitting & Resource Management

Today’s regulatory environment is a reflection of the vulnerabilities of our environmental resources. Wetlands, surface water, groundwater, open space, and clean air; our environmental resources are not limitless. As such, virtually every project requires some form of state or federal environmental permitting to ensure the sustainability of these resources for generations to come.

Horizons Engineering is a sole-source for all environmental permitting and resource management needs. With in-house capabilities, Horizons provides clients with an integrated approach to acquiring environmental entitlements, project construction, and post-construction resource management. The professionals at Horizons Engineering work with clients and regulators to develop creative engineering and management solutions that minimize environmental impacts, achieve the desired goals, and satisfy regulatory requirements.

Horizons Engineering’s areas of environmental permitting and resource management expertise include

Surface Water / Wetlands

  • Wetlands delineation and State and Federal US Army Corps of Engineers Section 404 wetlands permitting
  • State of New Hampshire Alteration of Terrain permitting and erosion and sediment control design and monitoring
  • State of New Hampshire 401 Water Quality Certification and compliance
  • NEPA (National Environmental Policy Act) environ- mental assessments and impact studies
  • State of Vermont Act 250 permitting and process management
  • US Environmental Protection Agency Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) preparation and compliance inspections.
  • Surface water withdrawal permitting for ski area snowmaking, golf course irrigation, industrial processes, and potable water systems
  • Shoreland Protection Zone permitting


  • Groundwater discharge permitting for municipal, commercial, and industrial wastewater treatment facilities
  • Ongoing groundwater quality monitoring and compliance reporting
  • Groundwater source exploration, geophysical surveys and test drilling
  • Well and well field permitting for small community, municipal, commercial, industrial, and bottled water facilities
  • Safe yield analysis, capture zone delineation, and well head protection planning

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