Environmental Permitting

Obtaining an environmental permit is often a critical element for the success of a project. Our staff combines a comprehensive understanding of ecological systems, natural and cultural history, and wildlife and fisheries habitat requirements with an in-depth knowledge of local resources. Our clients benefit from the strong agency relationships we have developed. Our thorough understanding of the intricacies of Federal, state and local ordinances and regulations allows us to facilitate timely permit approvals and clearances. Our ability to recognize the unique parameters of a project that may require natural resource agency coordination outside of a “typical” permit application and review process allows us to eliminate time-consuming and costly surprises and delays.

We are able to objectively evaluate project options and identify short- and long-term strategies to meet client goals by determining what environmental permitting requirements are applicable to the project. Each project requires specific permitting to address a multitude of environmental, social and historic factors. Our experienced team of, engineers, planners and permitting experts collaborates throughout all phases of a project to identify potential permitting challenges, engineering tradeoffs, and impacts to construction costs and schedules that may arise due to regulatory review.

Hoyle, Tanner has extensive experience in the development of Categorical Exclusions (CE’s), Environmental Assessments (EA’s), and Environmental Impact Statements (EIS’s) according to National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) guidelines and Federal Agency requirements. Our approach includes attention to detail, easy to read yet thorough graphic materials, and effective public presentations. We recognize the difficult balance between project needs and regulatory restrictions, and are aware of the decisions and political processes required to complete a proposed project.

Environmental Permitting Services

  • Site Selection Evaluation
  • Agency and Stakeholder Coordination and Consultation
  • National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Compliance and Assessment (Cat Ex, EA, EIS)
  • Federal, State, and Local Permit Application Preparation
  • Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Filings
  • Threatened and Endangered Species Identification, Assessment and Permitting
  • Section 106 National Historic Preservation Act Surveys, Studies, Assessments, Clearances