The new distribution line dataset featured in Transect gives insight to the accessibility to reliable electricity supply. Learn how this can aid in the planning of future infrastructure and sustainable development projects.
Developers need an environmental due diligence solution that is accurate & cost-effective. Learn how much time and money Transect customers have saved.
Solar developers are seeking ways to continue to develop projects in the midst of tough economic times. See where Transect can help!
12 NWPs were reissued in January 2021. This blog post discusses the effect the reissuance has on NWP 12 and the energy industry.
Dig into the downlisting of an endangered species, the American burying beetle, and the implications of the USFWS 4(d) rule on development projects.
This blog describes the USACE proposal to split up Nationwide Permit 12; PCN may be required for all new pipelines over 250 miles.
This blog describes new regulations that criminalize the endangering the lives of migratory birds through development.
This blog discusses the current conversation and legislation around the protection of the Dune Sagebrush Lizard underneath the Endangered Species Act (ESA).
This blog discusses the release of the pre-publication for the final reissue of NWPs.
This blog post discusses the most recent ruling relative to the Clean Water Act. States are limited to blocking pipelines under section 401 certification.
The April 15 ruling that shook the linear construction world has been narrowed in scope to include only new oil and gas pipeline construction.
Learn how NEPA might impact your business and how to remain compliant.
Everything you need to know about the Clean Water Act and its impact on your project.
Considering which species may be affected as part of your project is a key element in environmental due diligence.
Is bird the word for your project? Learn how the Bald Eagle & Migratory Treaty Acts affect project development.
Regulations can vary from state to state and county to city. Get insight into local regulations and permitting requirements with Transect.
This act ensures your next project preserves important cultural and historic resources.
Transect is the leading environmental due diligence software for waterways & wetlands mapping.
Identify which species call your project 'home' with Transect.
Transect multi-layer mapping software shows protected land and other environmental compliance.
Learn how to select a development site that complies with the preservation of American history.
For now, fewer waters and wetlands require avoidance, minimization, or permitting. Green groups already plan lawsuits.
On April 15, 2020, a Montana judge vacated Nationwide Permit 12 for utility projects; USACE must review impacts to federally protected species.
Nicknamed “the easy button” by one solar developer, Transect makes Critical Issues Analysis simple and fast by providing site-specific data in minutes.
USFWS is proposing to adopt a regulation that will codify the 2017 Solicitor’s Opinion M-37050 which redefined what activities are illegal under the MBTA.
President Trump announced the Navigable Waters Protection Rule, which is the next step in this administration’s goal to review and revise the definition of waters of the U.S. under the Clean Water Act.
A federal judge overturned the threatened status of the northern long-eared bat (NLEB) and ordered U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) to.
Nationwide parcel data. Now included with all subscriptions. Parcel boundaries and data are important building blocks for anyone looking to develop a new project.
Your work just got easier. All states. A new look. New features. You’ll be able to do diligence better anywhere now that you can order a Transect Report all across America.
Transect, an innovative startup offering an environmental due diligence SaaS product, has announced a new collaboration with Drillinginfo, the leading energy SaaS and data analytics company.
The Trump Administration unveiled their plan to reduce the reach of federal oversight under the Clean Water Act by redefining which types of water bodies constitute “Waters of the United States” (a.k.a. WOTUS). If adopted, thousands of miles of waterways and wetlands would no longer be subject to federal oversight.
The Supreme Court heard arguments in Weyerhaeuser v. USFWS, a case that addresses whether the government can designate “critical habitat” to protect an endangered species if the species is no longer found in that area.
One of the common questions we get at Transect is whether our reports are the same as a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment (ESA). The short answer: NOPE.
Congress crafted the ESA to include the conservation of ecosystems upon which threatened and endangered species depend. Under the ESA, the Secretary of the Interior is required to designate any habitat that is considered essential to the survival of a threatened or endangered species as “critical habitat.”
As a result of dueling federal and district courts, several more states, including Texas, Iowa, and Florida, are no longer subject to the Obama-era Clean Water Rule (for now).
In the late 1800s and early 1900s, the increasing popularity of women’s hats featuring beautiful feathers was directly responsible for the extinction of numerous species of birds as hunters killed hundreds of thousands to meet the demand.
Under the CWA, it is unlawful to discharge any pollutant from a point source into navigable waters of the United States, without a permit. Over the years, the definition and scope of the terms “navigable” and “waters of the United States” have been actively challenged and litigated.
Some truths about environmental permitting that you may not know.
The Act has helped save hundreds of species, including iconic ones such as American alligators, humpback whales, North American brown bears, manatees and bald eagles. However, one of the mechanisms the ESA uses to protect threatened and endangered species is to limit development, which is controversial.