JHA Companies worked with DTE Energy to plan, permit, and develop a 1.5-mile natural gas pipeline in Jackson Township, Susquehanna County, PA. JHA’s survey and environmental crews collected the required field data for the creation of the site base mapping for the development of the proposed pipeline alignment. Wetlands and other regulated waters were delineated, and the alignment was adjusted to minimize impacts.
DEP and USACOE approvals were obtained through a Joint Permit to authorize unavoidable wetland impacts. JHA worked with the client’s construction managers to locate temporary easements and additional work areas where needed. Engineers from JHA developed a State Highway Crossing Plan for submission, along with the PennDOT Highway Occupancy Permit application that was approved by PennDOT. An E&S Control Plan for the pipeline was also developed by JHA and approved by the PA DEP.
To offset the wetland disturbance impacts, JHA’s Environmental Team developed a Wetlands Mitigation Plan to enhance 3.5 acres of wetlands on a nearby property. Using wetlands enhancement, rather than wetland creation, JHA reduced the need for the high costs of future maintenance by the client. JHA survey crews also provided construction stake-out and as-built survey for the project.