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Environmental Permitting, Compliance, and NEPA

Facilitating Sound Decision-Making

Taking a risk-based integrated approach to environmental compliance, EA excels at combining scientific expertise with strong communication skills to facilitate sound decision-making. We are highly experienced at achieving compliance with complex regulatory requirements, negotiating and obtaining environmental permits, and developing systematic processes for quantitatively and qualitatively assessing the potential impacts of proposed projects. We fully understand that accurate and comprehensive documentation is essential to securing appropriate project approvals.

Regulatory interaction and permitting are part of nearly every assignment EA conducts, from program planning through project development. Through this experience, we have forged positive relationships with regulatory agencies and key technical staff. Time and time again, this mutual respect between regulatory agencies and EA’s staff has facilitated successful outcomes for our clients. Our experience includes evaluating potential permitting requirements, developing permit applications, developing and evaluating licensing/relicensing applications and technical memoranda, conducting regulatory negotiations, and facilitating public meetings and/or hearings.

Coordinating with Regulators

EA’s work includes extensive coordination with regulatory agencies at the federal, state, and local levels. Our relationships with regional experts have facilitated successful consultation throughout the permitting and planning process. With the support of regulatory agencies, EA has implemented innovative testing and sampling protocols to ensure collection of the data necessary to support our clients’ needs in the area of management decision-making.

Below are some of the Environmental Permitting, Compliance, and NEPA services EA regularly performs:

  • National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)
  • State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA)
  • Project Management
  • Ecological Risk Assessments
  • Natural Resource Damage Assessments
  • Human Health Risk Assessments
  • Expert Witness Support
  • Clean Water Act and EPA Sections 316(a) and 316(b)
  • National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permitting
  • State and Federal Wetlands and Streams Permitting (Joint Permit Application)
  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service/National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Consultations
  • Coastal Zone Consistency Certifications
  • Diffuser Design and Modeling
  • Compliance Monitoring Programs
  • Mitigation Program Development
  • Hydropower Licensing/Relicensing Click for Brochure [pdf]
  • Section 401 Certification
  • Sections 404 and 408 Permitting