Environmental Permitting & Remediation

With extensive knowledge in environmental studies, permitting processes, and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), RESPEC offers a wide array of environmental services that are vital to protecting natural resources, maintaining compliance, and keeping mines running.

For mining clients in need of environmental permits, we identify and secure permits from appropriate agencies and complete the required environmental assessments and analyses to ensure project compliance with permit conditions. Our team has prepared permit applications for clients including drill permits for exploration, large-scale mine permits for new mine and mine-expansion projects, groundwater discharge, surface-water discharge, and stormwater runoff. Our staff compile complex permit applications to develop cohesive, administratively complete applications while also offering a variety of services and surveys to support permit-required analyses, from geology and soils analyses to reclamation and revegetation plans and much more.

Under NEPA, our professional team works with project proponents to prepare Environmental Assessments and Environmental Impact Statements that evaluate the potential environmental consequences associated with a proposed action. RESPEC compares reasonable alternatives to the proposed action to reach an environmentally acceptable and defensible action. Because our detailed technical reports are critical in documenting environmental findings, RESPEC guides organizations to achieve liability reduction and environmental compliance. With the right combination of knowledge, experience, and proven technology, our award-winning team is proud to work closely with clients to protect natural resources for generations to come.

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  • Site Investigation
  • SMCRA Expertise
  • Obtaining Permits
  • Permit Identification
  • Permit Compliance
  • NPDES and Section 404
  • Environmental Studies
  • Resource Characterization and Management Plans (Water Quality, Wetlands, Groundwater)
  • Impact Assessments (NEPA, Biological, Threatened and Endangered Species)

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Global Permitting

Bringing Industry and Agency

Regulatory History Experts

Environmental Consulting

Global Permitting

RESPEC's team serves clients in need of environmental permits and services. We have extensive knowledge about NEPA, SMCRA, WQA, environmental studies, permitting processes, and regulatory agencies in the US and abroad.

Bridging Industry and Agency

We specialize in many facets of permitting associated with mining operations and remediation projects, including subsidence control, surface-water control system design, stability analyses, water discharges, and groundwater and surface-water monitoring program design.

Regulatory History Experts

Because many environmental regulations have been developed over time and we have worked in the mining industry for decades, RESPEC's thorough, historical understanding of the basis and intent of a regulation contributes to better solutions.

Environmental Consulting

Bridging private industry and public agencies, RESPEC's environmental team offers mining and remediation clients the highest-quality advice that dovetails with operational practices.