The growing concern for our environment is here to stay, and for a good reason.  With this concern comes tighter regulations and the real need for a solid understanding of environmental permitting.  Without it, a project’s schedule and budget are in jeopardy.

Engineered Approach

At Coldwater Engineering, we take an engineered approach to permitting that is supported by the sciences.  Rather than letting the sciences take the lead, we feel strongly that permitting should be approached from an engineering standpoint.  This allows us to better meet the needs of a project rather than allowing permitting regulations to steer the course of work.

Integrated Approach

Coldwater Engineering combines all aspects of a job with the permitting process: from the site survey to the engineering.  Often overlooked, this integrated approach provides both efficiency and project familiarity that is crucial in seeing the project as a whole. 

We fully understand that permitting is an integral part of a project, and the roadblocks and red tape that come along with it can be a major setback.  Our knowledge of permitting requirements, and our unique approach allow us to respond to a client’s specific needs quickly and effectively.

Let us help you keep your project on schedule and under budget.

Coldwater Engineering’s environmental permitting capabilities include:

  • Habitats Assessment
  • Noise Assessment
  • Water Quality Monitoring
  • Groundwater
  • Surface Water
  • Discharge
  • Pollution Prevention & Best Management Practices
  • Waste Characterization & Disposal Authorizations
  • Wetlands Permitting
  • NPDES Permitting
  • Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans 
  • Jurisdictional Determinations
  • Floodplain Permits
  • Clean Water Act Section 401 and 404
  • Section 408 Levee Permits
  • USFWS Section 7 and 10 Consultation
  • USFWS Special Use Permits
  • Grading Permits
  • Dust Control Permits
  • Threatened and Endangered Species

The following list highlights various federal regulatory agencies we regularly work with:

  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)
  • National Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)
  • U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFW)
  • Bureau of Land Management (BLM)
  • U.S. Forest Service (USFS)
  • NOAA Fisheries
  • National Park Service (NPS)

We also have permitting experience with state, county, and local agencies in nearly every state west of the Mississippi river.