Siler City, NC -The United States Army Corps of Engineers signed off on an approved jurisdictional determination for the Chatham-Siler City Advanced Manufacturing Site in mid-November. The delineation and verification services were completed by ECS Carolinas, LLP, a geotechnical and environmental engineering consulting firm, with survey work completed by Bill Durham of Level Cross Surveying.
“With the jurisdictional determination letter and signed survey in hand,” Chatham Economic Development Corporation President Dianne Reid said, “We are able to precisely identify land preparation costs, including expenses for stream and wetland mitigation. This is a critical step in site readiness.”
Stream and wetland identification is a thorough and lengthy process. ECS Carolinas started evaluating the site in May 2013, and completed the first step, stream and wetland determination, in February 2014. After the delineation was complete, precise locations and the extent of surface waters on the site were outlined and verified by a survey. The field delineation began in June 2014. After approximately 18 months, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reviewed and signed the site survey plat to complete the approved jurisdictional determination for the site on November 17, 2015. The approved jurisdictional determination is valid for five years.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and North Carolina Division of Water Resources regulate and permit construction of roads and structures that may impact ponds, streams, and wetlands, as determined by the Clean Water Act. With the exact locations of surface waters on the site verified, an end-user can include mitigation and storm water management designs in construction plans without delay.
The Chatham-Siler City Advanced Manufacturing Site is a 1,802-acre, shovel-ready North Carolina Certified Site in Chatham County, North Carolina. In another site readiness step, the boundary survey of the property was recently completed. Visit chathamadvancedmanufacturing.com to learn more.