Permitting & Mitigation
Private development faces a wide range of environmental and land use controls and regulations, including requirements at the federal, state and local level. These range from required permits under the National and State Pollution Control Elimination System, to freshwater and tidal wetlands permits, to the development of stormwater and erosion and sedimentation control plans, to the permits required for construction over sole source aquifers. In addition, most environmental regulations follow an impact avoidance, minimization and mitigation process. This means project plans must be developed in a manner that first seeks to avoid significant environmental effects of a project; and then, when impacts cannot be entirely avoided, strives to minimize such effects.
With a multi-disciplined staff stationed in offices throughout the country, we offer the breadth of specialized knowledge and understanding of both local and national environmental requirements critical to the rapid receipt of environmental clearances. We have the capability to lead any environmental regulatory effort and are experienced in working in concert with a project's environmental and land use counsel to streamline the environmental permitting process.