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Environmental Permitting

Environmental Permitting

Boyle Associates staff are experienced in all levels of environmental permitting and are respected by both clients and regulators for our knowledge and attention to detail. Boyle Associates can help prepare and acquire municipal, state, and federal permits. We have successfully navigated permitting through agencies and processes such as the Army Corps of Engineers, Maine Department of Environmental Protection, Maine Land Use Planning Commission, NH Site Evaluation Committee, NH Department of Environmental Services, Massachusetts Wetland Protection Act, Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act, Section 248 in Vermont, and the Connecticut Siting Council to name just a few. Additionally, our staff is experienced in working through Maine in-lieu-fee (ILF) program and can help clients decide if ILF is a viable option to satisfy their permitting requirements.

Environmental Compensation

Environmental Compensation

Boyle Associates has extensive experience in finding, designing, and permitting wetland mitigation projects. Our staff has designed one of the largest multi-user mitigation sites in Maine and has permitted several smaller compensatory mitigation projects throughout the region. Boyle Associates has also helped businesses and municipalities survey their existing lands for potential compensation sites in advance of project permitting or for use in commercial compensation ventures.

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Environmental Compliance

Boyle Associates staff includes three Certified Professionals in Erosion and Sedimentation Control (CPESC) and can provide onsite environmental expertise in erosion control and stormwater management. Before and during project construction, our goal is to maintain open and consistent communication between the owner, the contractor, and the regulatory agencies, in order to avoid “surprise” regulatory issues. We apply our experience and expertise to help maintain compliance with project permits while enabling the project to be completed efficiently.

Natural Resource Mapping

Natural Resource Mapping

Boyle Associates has provided wetland delineation and natural resource mapping for hundreds of projects throughout the northeast. Boyle Associates has provided field expertise in natural resource mapping on municipal projects, residential and commercial subdivisions, road and utility corridors, and wind power development sites. Our experienced and highly reputable staff are trained in current state and federal wetland laws governing legal jurisdiction and boundary. We can help clients identify and map protected natural resources such as wetlands, streams, vernal pools, rare species and habitats, shoreland zoning setbacks and starting points, and significant wildlife habitats.

Marine Permitting

Boyle has the capability and a demonstrated track record of supporting client needs in the marine environment. This includes submarine cable projects, the permitting and installation of piers, and other jurisdictional actions subject to permitting in the marine environment. Our capable team can provide permitting, environmental, surveying, and construction support services. Our proven experience includes executing projects in coastal and offshore environments and we have long-standing relationships with federal, state, and local governing agencies. We have supported the development of a wide array marine infrastructure projects along coastal Maine with the majority of our work occurring in Casco Bay.

Aquaculture Site Development

Boyle Associates in uniquely positioned to support the continued growth of aquaculture in the gulf of Maine. Our experience and existing relationships with the Maine field office of the Army Corps of Engineers and the Maine Department of Marine Resources and National Marine FIsheries Service permitting process is of value to those looking to develop these sites that need the support of an experienced permitting consultant. As the industry continues to grow understanding how to address concerns at the municipal level will continue to grow in importance. We have been involved in numerous marine projects where impacts to existing resources were evaluated and minimized. We are excited to play a role in this growing and vital industry along the Maine coastline.