Environmental Permitting (CAA, NPDES, USTs, RCRA, CWA, NEPA)

Capital project expansions require careful planning and coordination, as well as a complete understanding of environmental review and permitting requirements. CEA has the subject matter experts to assess the environmental permitting requirements for a new project or permit modifications required for permit renewal or plant expansion. Environmental permitting requirements can include water, wastewater, air, solid and hazardous wastes, process safety, stormwater, noise, and underground and above ground storage tanks. Larger capital projects may require more elaborate state or federal environmental review to determine project need and can require a comprehensive approach for project permitting.

The CEA team has routinely worked with our clients to obtain the following environmental permits/approvals that are required for commercial and industrial operations:

  • NPDES Permit for Wastewater Discharges
  • CAA Air Permits under New Source Performance Standards or National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants
  • State Permits for Aboveground and underground storage tanks
  • State and local permits for storage of chemicals or petroleum
  • RCRA Permits for TSDF facilities
  • Army Corps of Engineers Wetlands Permits (Section 404 of the Clean Water Act)
  • Mining permits for borrow or large excavations
  • Stream crossing permits
  • Cultural resource review
  • NEPA Assessments

CEA understands that permitting is a time-sensitive activity that is mission critical for project start or continuation of facility operations. As such, the CEA permitting team is highly responsive, adept at advocating our client’s position and focused on meeting project deadlines.