We know our acronyms!
At UBLA, we combine extensive experience with local and State public permitting efforts such as Planning and Zoning Board Approval, Conservation Commission Notices of Intent (NOI); State MEPA Filings; and USEPA National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans with Geographic Information Systems (GIS) mapping and analysis.
Using GIS data available from the State and municipalities, we are able to take an holistic approach to site master planning and to map potential constraints and permitting needs at the initiation of a project or feasibility study. These GIS capabilities also allow us to do broad studies within municipalities for site selection purposes.
We are experienced in the permitting efforts related to the development of natural and synthetic turf athletic fields at local schools. Working with the design team, we have prepared Conservation Commission and Planning Board applications focused on the environmental impacts of such proposals.
Though it may sound like a foreign language, the USEPA NPDES SWPPP is required for almost every project we encounter. With municipalities focused on storm water management and pollution controls, we often prepare this document on behalf of the Owner during the local permitting process, then work with the selected contractor to finalize the approach prior to construction start. Under current regulations, the NPDES Program applies to all construction proposals disturbing one or more acres, and has become a critical component of the permit process.
Some projects described were performed by the principals while with former employers, or as independent consultants.
Seven Springs, Burlington, MA
South Shore Habitat for Humanity
Senior Housing RFP
Private School, Southborough
Wentworth Skilled Care Center
Site Analysis and Planning
Renovation of Natural Grass Athletic Field with Synthetic Turf