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KBA Completes Jurisdictional Waters Delineation for        Road Crossing

KBA performed a jurisdictional waters determination for a site in San Antonio, Texas to evaluate the potential presence or absence of wetlands, subject to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Section 404 jurisdiction.  The determination was conducted to ascertain if wetlands are present at the proposed road crossing location.  The proposed road crossing activities were to be authorized under USACE Nationwide Permit (NWP) 14 Linear Transportation Crossings and could be conducted without a Preconstruction Notification (PCN) if the total fill for the project was less than 1/10-acre and did not result in fill in “special aquatic sites, including wetlands”.

The site was over 1,000 acres in size and had been used for ranching in the past. An ephemeral stream originated on the property. KBA evaluated soils, vegetation types, drainage patterns and the potential for wetlands.  KBA advised the client that based on the proposed development plan and the absence of wetlands or other special aquatic sites being located where the road crossing was proposed to be situated, a NWP 14 could be utilized for the road crossing at the proposed location and no PCN would be required to be submitted.  KBA also advised that the general conditions of NWP 14 must still be complied with and that if the road crossing location changed, a new determination would be necessary.

KBA’s quick mobilization to the site and reporting allowed the client to proceed with engineering designs and construction at the site.

For more information about our stream and wetland determinations/delineations, please contact Kirsten Ward at kward@kbaenv.com

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