Regulatory Project Manager
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Fort Worth District
Fort Worth, Tex.
Eric Dephouse evaluates all types of Department of the Army permits, including individual permits, nationwide permits, letters of permission, and regional general permits. Ensures adverse impacts to Waters of the U.S. are minimized and avoided. Manages a diverse portfolio of environmental reviews for projects including highways, utility lines, oil & gas projects, residential communities, commercial facilities, and activities impacting federal projects throughout the Fort Worth District.
Projects also include activities at major military installations including Fort Hood, Joint Base San Antonio (Lackland AFB), and Fort Sam Houston. Reviews and prepares comments for environmental documents prepared by other federal and state agencies. Prepares documents to comply with requirements of NEPA and other related laws. Provides oversight of consultants involved in preparation of environmental documents. Provides technical assistance to state, regional and local agencies, and private entities involved in the development of projects.
Primary project manager for City of San Antonio WRDA 214 program. Reviews mitigation proposals to offset adverse impacts to waters of the U.S. including onsite and offsite wetland & stream enhancement, preservation, restoration and creation, and the use of mitigation banks. Processes applications associated with the establishment of new mitigation banks, including review of financial documents. Conducts Mitigation Bank Interagency Review Team (MBIRT) meetings. Meets with applicants and agents, including private consultants and representatives from a variety of government agencies to conduct project meetings, site investigations and facilitate a fluid permitting process. Works with multi-disciplinary teams to advance policies and practices that support a systematic interdisciplinary approach to environmental planning. Conducts presentations associated with regulatory workshops.