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CEC has established close working relationships with local, state, and federal regulating bodies. This has been accomplished through the timely response to agency concerns and the establishment of a technical rapport. CEC has determined that complete, timely submissions are the key to obtaining approvals for complex or controversial projects.
Environmental Permit Applications
CEC can prepare applications, notifications, and permit documents for environmental permits and approvals include the following:
- Section 404 Nationwide Permits or Section 10 Permit
- Section 401 General Water Quality Certification for temporary impacts to wetlands and other waterbodies
- National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permits for point source and stormwater discharges
- Local erosion and sedimentation control plan approval and land disturbance permit
- State water use permit and NPDES industrial discharge permits required for withdrawals and discharges of water
CEC has established close working relationships with local, state, and federal regulating bodies. This has been accomplished through the timely response to agency concerns and the establishment of a technical rapport. We have determined that complete, timely submissions are the key to obtaining approvals for complex or controversial projects. As a result, CEC utilizes the following methods to facilitate an expedited review of project documentation:
- Initial verification of project regulatory requirements through research and agency consultation
- Pre-application meeting and establishment of lead review agency
- Submittal of necessary permit documents
- Submittal of supporting graphic material including photographs, renderings or multimedia
- Prompt response to requests for additional information or clarifications
- Public meetings and coordination
- Final permit negotiation
Using this process, CEC has negotiated sensitive environmental permits for the nuclear, coal, gas, electric and steel industries as well as numerous commercial developers. These permits have been for projects that impact sensitive ecological resources such as threatened and endangered species habitat and significant cultural sites.
CEC's philosophy of maximum agency and public involvement is enhanced through the use of digital media. CEC's staff routinely uses video, computer rendering, and animation to illustrate project components.
Also, public input through forums such as websites and visioning sessions are initiated when required for regulatory approval.