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Siting, Planning & Permitting

Eocene Environmental Group’s Siting, Planning & Permitting Team Specializes in Assisting Clients with Identifying the Best Site or Route for Their Development Projects.

A successful project begins with thorough planning so that proponents have a clear and focused sense of direction, can anticipate challenges and can quickly implement solutions. Early in the process, Eocene planners engage stakeholders to gain an understanding of their concerns and work toward regulatory compliance. Our team is well-versed in working with the following groups:

  • Federal, state and local government officials.
  • Conservation groups or other non-governmental organizations.
  • Affected property owners.
  • Members of the public.

Our Process

We use cutting-edge technology and a comprehensive siting procedure that fully integrates environmental, engineering, economic, regulatory and community considerations at the onset of a project and appropriately accounts for each throughout the siting effort. We collaborate with multi-disciplinary environmental professionals to evaluate study areas and determine opportunities and constraints to permit and construct development projects.

By examining environmental resources such as biological, cultural, geology and soils, visual and water, Eocene assists our clients in identifying sites or routes that are efficient, environmentally responsible, and acceptable to government agencies and the public.

Depending on specific project needs, Eocene’s environmental division offers the following siting, planning and permitting expertise.

Our team performs Critical Issues Analysis (CIA), also known as feasibility studies, by reviewing a project for potential impacts on the environment. Governments, non-governmental organizations, businesses, researchers and policy analysts use this type of analysis to help them make decisions that lead to positive change. The process includes gathering and evaluating relevant information, data and viewpoints to understand underlying causes, implications and possible solutions related to the issues identified.

The location of a project is one of the most important parts of the overall plan of a project. Our team provides siting studies, which are comprehensive assessments done to determine the best location for a project. In these assessments, we analyze different criteria to find a location, including environmental impacts, geological factors, proximity to resources, regulatory requirements, and potential social and economic effects. Eocene has used these studies on infrastructure projects, industrial facilities, energy plants and many other types of projects. By hiring our team to carefully evaluate potential locations, developers can make informed decisions while knowing that all regulatory requirements have been considered.

If your project requires crossing public or private property, it is essential you secure a grant of Right-of-Way (ROW). This process can be complicated and timely, which is where our team comes in. With years of experience and a deep understanding of the legal and regulatory requirements that come with ROWs, our team will help meet the unique needs of your project.

It’s extremely common to need an environmental permit to conduct a project. Common projects in which a permit is needed include, but are not limited to, infrastructure projects, industrial facilities, water use and discharge, and projects that include mining, drilling, or extracting natural resources. Our team ensures clients have the proper documentation required by local, state and federal agencies. We help navigate complex regulations, avoid costly delays, minimize environmental impact and risk, and provide effective communication with the public.

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