E2PM performed a preliminary review of bridge structures along the Garden State Parkway and the New Jersey Turnpike to determine if or what permits would be required for the repainting of selected bridges along these roadways.
E2PM prepared a preliminary report on 12 bridge locations which used environment databases, GIS and published documentation of the site area to determine if permits were required and if the project site was located in potential threatened or endangered species (T&E) habitat. The bridge areas were reviewed for freshwater and coastal wetlands, flood hazard areas, Coastal Area Facility Review Act (CAFRA) zones, and T&E species documented habitat. The report indicated any potential permits that may have been required for the New Jersey Turnpike Authority (NJTA) to perform the repainting and minor bridge repair at the sites.
E2PM prepared individual Environmental Assessment (EA) reports for each bridge location. The environmental assessments were based on the preliminary report findings and field verification or any potential environmental permits or potential T&E species habitat. E2PM documented the site area with photographs and field reconnaissance. All potential T&E species habitats were inspected to determine if they actually existed and their potential impact on the project. The site areas were further investigated to determine the best location, outside of wetlands and flood hazard areas, for bridge repainting equipment and waste products generated by the repainting project, so if at all possible no environmental permits would be required.