Civil Engineering

Project Leaders:

Joseph Hunt, PE, PLS

Tad Moser, PE

Chris Sespico, PE


JHA Companies has a well-earned reputation with government and regulatory agencies as a responsible and technically skilled consultant within the bluestone industry. Our staff is centrally located within the major bluestone quarrying area to provide support for all phases of mining, from mining license applications to quarry permitting to assistance with reclamation bond submission.

Bluestone Services:

  • Mining License Registration
  • General Permit for Bluestone Mining BMP-GP-105
  • Small Noncoal (Industrial Minerals) Surface Mine Permit
  • Transfer of Permit
  • Operations Narratives
  • Property interest/right of entry forms and mapping
  • Notice of Intent (NOI) for Coverage under the NPDES General Permit (BMP GP-104) for Stormwater Discharges Associated with Mining Activities
  • Individual NPDES Permit Associated with Mining Activities and Anti-Degradation Supplements
  • Erosion and Sediment Control Plans
  • Emergency Notification Procedures
  • PNDI Reports and Submissions
  • Cross Section Drawings
  • Coordination with Licensed Blasters for Small Noncoal Blast Plans
  • Act 67, 68, and 127 County and Municipal Notifications
  • Reclamation Plans
  • Water Monitoring Sampling and Reports
  • Reclamation Bonds

Construction Observation 

JHA Companies is your one stop for managing the construction process. We have qualified office and field personnel to assist during construction to ensure effective time and cost controls and compliance with construction codes and permits.

Construction Observation Services:

  • Constructability reviews
  • Bid phase management
  • Critical path method scheduling
  • Time & cost controls & reporting
  • Grants administration
  • M/W/DBE compliance evaluations
  • Financing percent complete reporting
  • Change order analysis
  • Payment requisition processing
  • Claims avoidance evaluations
  • Expert witness testimony
  • Part or full-time construction observation
  • Design standards review
  • Earthwork calculations
  • Resident project representative
  • Pre-construction conferencing
  • Work-in-progress reporting
  • Punch list development
  • Project closeout & occupancy permits
  • Uniform construction code reviews
  • Sewage enforcement inspections
  • Utility service connection reviews
  • Floodplain management
  • Construction stakeout
  • As-built surveys
  • Shop drawing reviews
  • Response to RFIs
  • Review & process material testing reports

DAM Safety 

JHA Companies has experienced engineering and permitting staff who can help you make critical decisions related to the safety and permitting of your dam. We have a history of working with regulatory agencies to maintain safety compliance, as well as assisting owners in the operation and maintenance of their dams. Call JHA at 844-542-4757 and ask how we can assist with your project every step of the way.

Dam Safety Services:

  • Preparation of Emergency Action Plans
  • PEMA & PA DEP authorizations
  • HEC-1 hydrological calculations
  • HEC-RAS computation of Dam Breach Analyses
  • Spillway Sizing Calculations
  • Professional land surveying of areas of inundation
  • Mapping of dam breach floodway
  • Survey locate existing structures, features, spillways & reservoirs
  • Stream cross section surveys
  • Wetland delineations & determinations
  • Hydrological and hydraulic studies
  • Bridge & culvert crossings
  • Annual dam inspections
  • Environmental assessment reports
  • Submission of Cultural Resource Notices to PHMC
  • Preparation of PNDI notifications
  • New permits & permit renewals
  • Dam removal authorization
  • Restoration plans
  • E&S pollution control plans & NPDES permits
  • PA Fish & Boat Commission authorizations
  • Operations & maintenance requirements
  • Construction stakeout & supervision
  • Permitting through US Army Corps of Engineers

Land Development 

JHA Companies provides comprehensive services for land development planning and design. We have the experience you need to assist with commercial, industrial, or residential land development projects from start to finish.

Land Development Services:

  • Site feasibility & impact studies
  • Property condition & feasibility assessments
  • Land survey (boundary, topographic, ALTA/NSPS & construction stakeout)
  • Soil infiltration testing & reports
  • Site development & subdivision plans
  • Parking efficiency studies & parking plans
  • Erosion & sediment control plans
  • Stormwater management plans
  • Landscape and lighting plans
  • Grading & drainage plans
  • Internal traffic circulation studies
  • Road designs
  • Highway occupancy permits
  • Air & noise studies
  • Zoning analyses
  • Commercial & retail site designs
  • Large residential subdivisions
  • Recreation master plans
  • Parks & playgrounds
  • Environmental impact statements
  • Floodplain modeling
  • Water & sewer system designs
  • Hydraulic modeling for potable water systems
  • Environmental permitting in PA, OH, WV & NY
  • Expert testimony and forensic investigations
  • Construction administration & observation


From initial mine planning through final bond release, JHA Companies has the experience and resources to provide professional services to the Mining Industry. With over 25 years of experience, our key mining personnel have a sound understanding of the permitting procedures used by regulatory agencies and have completed permits for bluestone, coal, limestone, and sand & gravel.

Mining Services:

  • Surface mining permitting
  • Underground mining permitting
  • Industrial minerals permitting
  • Abandoned mine & reclamation plans
  • ACOE Section 404, EPA Nationwide & 401 permitting
  • Wetland delineation & mitigation plans
  • Stream restoration plans
  • Property interest & right of entry mapping
  • NPDES/SWPPP permitting & renewals
  • Environmental resources mapping
  • Bond releases
  • Annual maps & reports
  • Exploration permitting
  • Reserve reports
  • Impoundment & treatment design
  • Air pollution & noise control plans
  • Drainage & sediment control designs
  • Subsidence monitoring
  • Special protection waters preservation plans
  • Coal waste & slurry impoundment designs


JHA Companies has a strong record of delivering innovative, effective, and comprehensive stormwater management solutions for our clients through our experienced, skilled personnel and advanced software. We are proficient in providing the services required for successful federal, state, and local plans and permit applications to efficiently control stormwater quantity, quality, erosion and sediment.

Stormwater Services:

  • Runoff, hydrological & hydraulic analyses
  • Attenuation studies
  • Stream encroachment evaluations & permits
  • Flood hazard and fill credit calculations
  • Riparian assessments
  • Stormwater quantity & quality control analyses
  • Erosion & sediment control plans
  • Post-construction stormwater management
  • Stormwater drainage collection designs & plans
  • Stormwater infiltration designs & plans
  • Natural channel designs
  • Culvert hydraulics analyses & designs
  • Constructed wetland designs
  • Impoundment designs & plans
  • Dam breach analyses
  • Dam safety studies, plans & permits
  • Stream bank stabilization studies
  • Embankment slip studies
  • Watershed management studies
  • Flood protection studies
  • Floodplain management analyses
  • FEMA & HEC-RAS flood studies
  • NPDES designs & applications
  • ESCGP designs & applications
  • Environmental permitting in PA, OH, WV & NY
  • Stormwater general permit
  • Joint permits


JHA Companies is a full-service firm with professional engineers and surveyors having well-rounded experience on transportation projects. We can utilize our experience to assist you in transportation projects, large or small.

Transportation Services:

  • Drainage design
  • Stormwater management
  • Street & roadway design
  • Curbing & sidewalks, including ADA handicap accessibility
  • Parking facilities design
  • Bridge & culvert design & permitting
  • Pavement management
  • Traffic studies
  • Right-of-way establishment & additions
  • Bridge inspections
  • Road posting & bonding
  • Bridge & culvert maintenance plans, specifications & permitting
  • Highway occupancy permits, including:
    • Minimum use driveways
    • Low volume driveways
    • Utility crossings
    • Unconventional well site accesses
    • Construction administration & inspection
    • Environmental impact statements
    • Bridge permitting
    • Right-of-way establishment & additions
    • Erosion & sedimentation control
    • Municipal Coordination
    • Hydrologic & hydraulic analysis
    • Road posting & bonding

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