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Normandeau has assisted hundreds of clients in attaining regulatory compliance and in obtaining permits required by Federal and state environmental regulations. We provide a full range of services to help public and private clients address the permitting needs for new facilities as well as regulatory compliance services for existing facilities. We provide the expertise to work through ongoing environmental and regulatory challenges and we fully understand the regulatory guidelines that you need to address while maintaining the operating efficiencies of your facilities.

For new or expanding generating facilities and transmission infrastructure, Normandeau's services include: site feasibility evaluation; regulatory agency coordination; assessment of potential adverse environmental impact; assistance with engineering design; and permit application support. For existing facilities, Normandeau addresses issues related to improving the efficiency of power plant operation without significant adverse environmental impact, cooling water intake structure operation, waste water and thermal discharge compliance, fish passage, and site contamination issues.

Our staff has established excellent working relationships with many regulatory agencies nationwide, and our regulatory knowledge and scientific expertise allow us to help you develop the most effective approach to securing regulatory approvals. Our permitting services include:

  • Environmental review and documents under NEPA, CEQA, MEPA, SEPA and CEAA including Environmental Assessments, Environmental Impact Statements, Environmental Impact Reports and other project specific requirements and documents.
  • Permitting strategy, applications and technical support for:
    • Clean Water Act Sections 316 (a and b), 404, 401, and 402 (NPDES)
    • Migratory Bird and Species Act
    • Endangered Species Act
    • Rivers and Harbors Act
    • National Historic Preservation Act
    • Superfund ― Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA)
    • Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)
    • Coastal Permitting Wetlands and Floodplains
    • State and Provincial Aquatic and Terrestrial Resource Related Statutes
    • Habitat and Related Conservation Plans
    • FERC hydropower licensing/relicensing

We provide a range of environmental compliance monitoring services to both public and private clients typically required as a condition of state wetland permits, power plant intake and discharges, National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits, and Federal 404 permits. The compliance monitoring services we provide include:

  • Aquatic and marine resource monitoring
  • Mitigation for wetlands, fisheries and water quantity/quality concerns
  • Construction and post-construction monitoring
  • Wetland mitigation monitoring
  • Erosion and sedimentation control
  • Avian/bat monitoring
  • Protection of habitat identified as critical habitat for wildlife species or plant communities

We provide environmental services and support for national projects that include fossil and nuclear energy facilities, transportation and bridge projects, renewable energy development, and hydropower licensing and relicensing. Our staff provides permitting and compliance services for LNG facilities, electric and gas transmission, and industrial development. We also provide private, state and federal clients with permitting support for dredging and wetland impacts.

As a science-based environmental consulting firm with over 40 years of experience providing NEPA-and state and local permitting related services, Normandeau stands out for its ability to guide you to sound, defensible and reasonable science-based decisions for project and regulatory compliance. Contact us today to see how we can help you with your project needs.