Hull performed a variety of environmental services for Cleveland Hopkins Airport (CLE) in support of the Clean Water Act, specific to storm water, wetland and stream permitting, which provided strategic guidance for the City’s water quality issues.
To develop protective and enforceable storm water effluent limits for the City, Hull’s biologists performed three rounds of aquatic community sampling at six locations in CLE’s receiving water system and determined aquatic life use attainment. Hull performed quantitative fish samplings using electrofishing equipment and quantitative macroinvertebrate sampling using multi-plate samplers. These efforts help characterize the ambient condition of the aquatic life in the receiving streams, and verified that projected water quality improvements were being realized.
Hull also performed a complete review of all wetland permitting efforts, prepared an extensive modification proposal for CLE’s permit for impacting wetlands and streams, and provided oversight of efforts to modify vegetation in a remnant forested wetland area at the end of a runway.
Bill Petruzzi, PG