CSA’s extensive experience conducting multidisciplinary projects to evaluate potential impacts to the environment has often involved environmental permitting and representing clients during all phases of the regulatory process.
Coastal and environmental permitting services include:
- Permit applications, negotiations, and coordination
- Construction Environmental Monitoring Programs
- Environmental Impact Assessments
- NEPA-compliant document preparation
- Coastal construction operating plan
- Risk analysis for linear facility permitting and routing
- Design, permitting, and construction of habitat restoration/enhancement projects
- Resource habitat assessment and surveys for projects in marine, estuarine, freshwater, and coastal environments
- Endangered and Threatened Species, Section 7 Consultations
- Marine mammal protection act (MMPA) permitting
- Facility siting studies
- Habitat inventories, mapping, and evaluations
- Exclusionary mapping studies
Tasks have included preparation of all types of permit application documentation, habitat assessments, and negotiations, as well as agency-client coordination applied to coastal zone management consistency determinations, National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) effluent monitoring, dredge and fill projects, U.S. Coast Guard Maritime Administration (MARAD) requirements, coastal construction, beach restoration, and resource conservation and protection plans.
Broad knowledge of terrestrial and aquatic environments, their interactions, and associated environmental issues provides the background for the development of realistic measures to mitigate potential adverse environmental impacts. Consistent presentation of objective project information has established our corporate credibility for permitting environmentally, politically, and legally sensitive projects. CSA personnel are formally trained and experienced in the NEPA process and have an extensive background with permitting activities associated with a wide variety of regulatory agencies, including the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, U.S. Coast Guard and various State agencies. CSA personnel are also experienced in meeting international EIA standards and guidelines having prepared numerous EIAs worldwide.