From route selection to design through construction, environmental compliance plays a pivotal role in the success of every utility project. No matter how small, project owners should screen every project for environmental issues as soon as the preliminary route is determined.
Environmental screening identifies issues like wetland complexes, endangered species, waterway crossings, federal or state lands, potential contamination sites—problems that can cause lengthy and costly delays if identified later in the project. By identifying these issues at the start of the project, these areas can be avoided or designed around, often eliminating the need for permitting.
During construction, our environmental professionals work with field crews to ensure all permits and permissions are followed, and we are simply there if anything unexpected occurs.
Our goal is to ensure your project is completed as smoothly as possible under all applicable environmental rules and regulations.
During the Route Selection (Screening) Process
- Desktop Review of Wetlands & Waterways
- Federal Waters Screening
- Endangered Resources Screening
- Cultural & Historical Resources Screening
- Federal / State Lands Screening
- Floodplain Screening
- Stormwater Permitting Applicability
- Potential Contamination Sites
During the Design (Field Review) Process
- Field delineation of Wetlands
- Wetlands & Waterways Permitting
- Endangered Resources Review
- Floodplain Permitting
- Cultural & Historical Resources Review
- SHPO / Tribal Consultation
- Stormwater Permitting
- NEPA Reviews, EIS, EA Preparation
During Construction (Inspection)
- Flagging/Staking of Environmental Features
- Stormwater Inspections
- Environmental Compliance Inspections
- Contamination Discoveries/Buried Tanks
- Archaeological Site Coordination
- GIS Creation and As-Built Plans
- Regulatory Coordination
- Permit/Project Close-Out