Additional Services - Descriptions

Brief descriptions of the additional services that are currently available for Transect subscribers.

The additional services currently available to Transect subscribers are:

Additional services are only available for existing Transect subscribers.

Local Environmental Regulations

Transect will incorporate a site-specific assessment of local natural resources rules and regulations into your Transect Report.

Specifically, Transect specialists will research local county and municipal codes and regulations for rules and permits specific to natural resources constraints like wetlands, protected species, vegetation, and historic resources.

The findings will be included in the Regulations and Permits & Pathways section of your Transect Report. The resulting regulations and permits are automatically included in future Transect Reports in the same geography.

Schedule of Delivery: 3-5 business days

Planning and Zoning Report

This service includes preparation and delivery of a PDF report with local jurisdictional information on zoning, project type restrictions, and the procedure for obtaining local approval and permits for site construction.

There are two options available for this deliverable:

Option 1: A brief memorandum will determine the presence or absence of local rules and regulations for the target industry and contact information for the appropriate department(s) at the jurisdiction(s).

Option 2: A report will verify the jurisdiction and zoning designations of specific parcels within the project boundary and determine if city or county regulations pertaining the project type might apply to the subject property. If regulations apply, relevant zoning code sections and contact information for the local jurisdiction are provided. If there are no applicable regulations, a discussion of the review methods and contact information will be provided.

Please note that this service requires Transect to provide the project type and a KML of the project Area of Interest to a third party. Customer names are kept confidential. All third party contractors are subject to Transect’s standard confidentiality agreement.

Schedule of Delivery: 7-10 days

State Historic Preservation Office Records Search

If your project requires Section 106 review with the SHPO or there is a state requirement to evaluate cultural resources, then a cultural resources records search at the local State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) is typically warranted as the next step. A SHPO records search will tell you if there are any known, confidential archaeological sites within or adjacent to the project that need to be evaluated for project impacts.

Each state’s SHPO is responsible for maintaining a confidential record of cultural resources survey locations and known cultural resources sites. These records are different from the publicly available records in the National Register of Historic Places. The records held by SHPO are confidential in order to discourage looting and vandalism, and detailed site information is only accessible to professional archaeologists on a project-by-project basis.

Transect has teamed with several regional, qualified archaeologists to ensure that our customers have a pathway to obtain SHPO record information at a predictable, reasonable cost.

Please note that this service requires Transect to provide the project type and a KML of the project boundary to a third party. Customer names are kept confidential. All third party contractors are subject to Transect’s standard confidentiality agreement.

Schedule of Delivery: Varies by state - 3 days to 2 weeks

Slope & Aspect Calculation

Transect will calculate the slope and aspect for your report, where slope is the maximum rate of change in elevation over a distance, and aspect is the direction the plane faces.

The deliverable includes incorporation of the aspect and slope polygon into the Transect Report Catalog. A KML of the slope is also created, styled, and made available for download.

Schedule of delivery: 1-2 business days

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