Permitting & Compliance

Engineering Analytics, Inc. (EA) staff has worked successfully with clients and regulatory agencies to develop reasonable approaches for up-front permitting, operational compliance, updates, and closure. EA identifies critical path activities which drive the permitting process and incorporates these activities into design and construction. Our experience and knowledge of environmental regulations allows us to efficiently obtain required state, provincial, and federal permits.

We develop and support:

  • Feasibility studies
  • Baseline environmental studies
  • Geologic mapping/geotechnical evaluations
  • Facility siting evaluations
  • Hydrogeology and water supply studies
  • Environmental Impact Statements (EIS)
  • Adaptive Management Plans
  • Aquifer protection permits
  • Corrective action plans
  • Consent orders
  • Environmental/litigation support

EA staff provides ongoing compliance support to clients to ensure that facilities remain in compliance with permits, reporting, and state and federal regulations throughout the mine life. EA is experienced supporting clients with permitting facility expansions and modifications, equipment changes/additions, as well as addressing changing regulations.

We are experienced with surface water, groundwater, soils, and stored wastes issues including:

  • Acid-rock characterization and control
  • Water management
  • Pit-lake modeling and geochemistry
  • Hydrocarbons
  • Radionuclides/radioactive waste
  • Explosives

Clients:

  • Cotter Corporation
  • Newmont Goldcorp Corporation
  • Victoria Gold
  • Energy Fuels Resources
  • Freeport-McMoRan
  • Exxon Mobil

Permitting Compliance

Services:

  • Clean Water Act (CWA)
  • NEPA / RCRA / CERCLA
  • Pollution Prevention Act (PPA)
  • EPA RIFS, SI/CMS, & RD/RA
  • Stormwater permits
  • Aquifer Protection Permits (APPs)
  • ACL support

EA staff have lead and supported numerous mine permit technical revisions, RI/FS, EECA, and CERCLA actions.