Regulatory Permitting

Navigating through the regulatory process can be an arduous phase of any coastal project.  RACE is intimately familiar with the laws and regulations that are applicable to the construction and rehabilitation of shoreline protection measures and waterfront structures. RACE approaches projects not only with the goals of our clients in mind, but also with attention to minimizing impacts to natural resources consistent with the goals of the regulatory agencies.


RACE has successfully obtained authorizations for a wide variety of coastal activities on the federal, state, and local levels.  These authorized activities range from commercial dredging to residential waterfront facility improvement applications.  RACE can assist you with a broad range of professional expertise in support of the necessary Regulatory Permitting Services, including:

  • Initial Site and Project Evaluation

  • Pre-Application Meetings and Agency Coordination

  • Documentation of Coastal Resources

  • Living Shoreline and Environmentally Sensitive Design

  • Mitigation Plans

  • Sediment Sampling Plan Coordination for Dredging Projects

  • Application Preparation and Submittal

  • Engineered Permit Drawings

  • Public Meeting/Hearing Presentations

  • As-Built Surveys

Proudly Serving Our Community for More than 21 Years.

Our mission is to enhance quality of life, experience, property & infrastructure by providing responsive solutions where water meets land.


RACE expertise embraces modern coastal engineering practices that are supported by a broad range of engineering disciplines including geotechnical and structural engineering as well as regulatory expertise.  Our full-range of professional services include:  coastal engineering, shoreline restoration and protection, inspections and rehabilitation of existing structures, design and planning of new marine structures, environmental permitting, hydrographic surveys, dredging planning and design, and marine construction administration.


RACE Coastal Engineering
611 Access Road

Stratford, CT  06615
Phone: 203.377.0663

Fax: 203.375.6561

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