Permitting

TLI provides permitting assistance services for contractors, developers, and agencies that have any construction or civil projects requiring permits.

TLI provides permitting assistance services for contractors, developers, and agencies that have any construction or civil projects requiring permits. This wide variety of permits includes:

Floodplain Permits – Provide assistance with permit application, application review, and coordinate with the floodplain administrator and FEMA, where permitting is required for work proposed in the floodplain.

 

  • Floodplain Boundaries – Interpretation of floodplain boundaries including delineation of floodplain boundaries and base flood elevations on watercourses with no delineated floodplain (Zone A).
  • Construction Activities in the Floodplain – Application for permitting of excavation & embankment, material and equipment storage, and other construction activities requiring permits within the floodplain.
  • Flood Control – Permit application for flood damage control sites for levees, bank stabilizations, floodwalls, riprap, and other flood control construction.
  • Floodplain Boundary Staking – Staking of horizontal and vertical floodplain boundary.
  • Floodplain Comparison – Comparison of actual floodplain boundary versus the published floodplain boundary line.
  • DTM Models – Development of DTM models for 100-year base flood elevation and compute quantities for mass graded sites requiring floodplain permits
  • Elevation Certificates – Pre- and Post- Construction Elevation Certificates for residential and commercial buildings.
  • Flood Insurance Rate Map Overlay (FIRM).
  • Letter of Map Amendment (LOMA).
  • Letter of Map Revision (LOMR).
  • Letter of Map Revision Based on Fill (LOMR-F).
  • Conditional Letter of Map Amendment (CLOMA).
  • Conditional Letter of Map Revision (CLOMR).
  • Conditional Letter of Map Revision Based on Fill (CLOMR-F).

Joint Application Permits – Provide assistance where permitting is required for work proposed in or near streams. These permits frequently accompany a floodplain permit.

  • Section 10 Permit – Federal Rivers and Harbors Act Permit issued by the Army Corps of Engineers.
  • SPA 124 Permit – Montana Stream Protection Act Permit issued by Fish Wildlife and Parks
  • 310 Permit – Montana Natural Streambed and Land Preservation Act Permit issued by the local conservation district.
  • 318 Authorization Permit – Short-term water quality standard for turbidity issued by the Montana Department of Environmental Quality.
  • Section 404 Permit – Federal Clean Water Act Permit issued by the Army Corps of Engineers
  • Lake Shore Permitting – Pursue necessary permits from the local jurisdictions.

Storm Water Discharge Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) Permits – A SWPPP is required for any construction activity which disturbs more than one acre. We can assist in determining Best Management Practices (BMPs), development of SWPPP design, and completion of the permit application.

Storm Water Discharge Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) Management – Inspections and proper documentation are requirements of the general permit. We can manage and document these aspects of the SWPPP to ensure compliance with the permit and avoid penalty fees.

Building Permits

  • Zoning Compliance Permits – Assist in the development of zoning compliance permits assessing all components associated with setback requirements and general project zoning compliance for civil site features and building locations.
  • Hillside Grading Permits – Provide hillside designs for residential construction in areas requiring a civil site plan for building permits. Erosion Sedimentation Control Plans – Component of the SWPPP often required in duplicate by permitting agencies.

Approach Permits – Provide assistance with the application for access permits for temporary and permanent access to public roadways and rights-of-way.

Encroachment Permits – Provide assistance with the application for public rights-of-way, which may be granted on a temporary basis to accommodate construction.

Excavation Permits – Provide assistance with the application and fee assessment for excavation permits in public rights-of-way and on public property.

Septic/Well Permits – Apply for state and local agency permits.

Construction De-Watering General Permits – Assist with procurement and compliance of construction de-watering permits.

Open-Cut Mining Permits – Provide assistance with the application process for mining permits required by MDEQ agencies for expansion, reclamation, operation plans, and bond calculations.

EPA Ground Source Heat Pump Permits

Irrigation District Permitting – Coordinate with irrigation districts and apply for permits for construction activities that impact irrigations ditches such as crossings, culverts, diversions, etc.