We can take the lead, or we can be your subject matter experts. No matter what the project requires, we're here to help make sure you're a success.
We specialize in developing an environmental strategy that optimizes project schedules and expedites environmental compliance as well as state and local permitting. We can manage some or all of the environmental compliance process to create a project schedule that is sensitive to design milestones and construction needs. We will provide you with a defensible environmental strategy that is integrated with your project schedule so you deliver on time.
Federal, state, and local permitting
We deeply understand the complexity of environmental permitting, project sequencing, and project delivery. We offer comprehensive permitting at the federal, state, and local levels, and have a proven track record of securing permits for challenging and complex projects. Our strong working relationships with regulatory agencies enable us to help you obtain the following types of permits:
- U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Permits (Section 404/10)
- Hydraulic Project Approvals
- Shoreline Permits and Critical Areas Review
- 401 Water Quality Certifications
- Coastal Zone Consistency Determinations
NEPa/sepa and Endangered species act compliance
Through our time spent working alongside the Federal Highway Administration, Federal Transit Administration, and the US Army Corps, we have learned the many complexities and nuances of operating procedures used by lead federal agencies. We are experts in ESA and NEPA/SEPA approach, strategy, and execution, and we provide our clients with valuable strategic advice and oversight on complex ESA negotiations, conduct Biological Assessments, and prepare Marine Mammal Protection Act applications.
With our extensive experience advising clients on projects that require consultation with affected Tribes on cultural resources (Section 106), we can assist clients in understanding usual and accustomed (U&A) fishing rights and help reach tribal agreements on projects that involve treaty rights.