Environmental Permitting & Compliance
Securing all necessary environmental permits and approvals for projects and documenting compliance has become increasingly challenging in today’s regulatory environment.
Now, more than ever, project owners need specialists that can develop strategic, creative solutions to deliver projects on schedule and in compliance.
ESA has led comprehensive permitting acquisition and compliance strategies for a number of large, complex transportation, water, and energy infrastructure projects in each of our regions. We have also developed environmental compliance programs for tracking and reporting the implementation of permit conditions and monitoring during construction and operations. We have developed mitigation strategies that reduce overall costs and ensure projects are kept on schedule. We employ a number of proprietary tracking and reporting tools and software applications to support our compliance services.
We believe that sound planning upfront can save both time and money throughout the permitting process. We guide clients through the permitting process by strategizing with the project design team and permit agencies to effectively manage environmental compliance costs, avoid unexpected delays, and complete projects. We have been recognized for negotiating complex permitting agreements, including the development of permitting strategies, alternatives, comprehensive permit application packages, and mitigation approaches.
We regularly monitor projects throughout construction, collaborating with clients and contractors to provide worker education programs and detailed reporting. After construction is complete, we provide ongoing services to ensure compliance with permitting and monitoring requirements. We have particular expertise in developing permitting and compliance strategies under alternative delivery methods, including design-build.
Environmental Science Associates (ESA), a leading environmental science and planning firm with offices on the West and Gulf Coasts, has added Patrick Tennant as environmental mitigation compliance director and Jon Waggoner as environmental compliance program manager. Tennant is based in the firm’s Irvine office and Waggoner is located in Sacramento, each bringing extensive experience in managing large-scale compliance programs for high-profile infrastructure projects.