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Environmental Services

Environmental Compliance

Get ahead of environmental compliance risks with integrated expertise that aligns your monitoring, permitting and assessment requirements

Environmental Compliance

Lack of a proper environmental compliance program has delayed or derailed countless infrastructure projects. Our comprehensive view and expertise in environmental compliance saves you from costly oversight in the construction, operation and expansion of infrastructure facilities while meeting your environmental and sustainability goals. We work with you to integrate environmental objectives into your business operations to finance, build and operate with confidence.

Black & Veatch environmental compliance experts access knowledge from across industries and geographies to keep you ahead at all stages of your infrastructure lifecycle. Clients can leverage our unique combination of in-house scientists, permitting specialists, biologists, regulatory experts, meteorologists, environmental assessors, and socio-economists to develop an efficient and integrated project that meets or exceeds all regulatory requirements.

Our capabilities are applied through a diverse range of environmental compliance services from transactions due diligence and development planning to the operation, decommissioning or expansion of facilities. We specialize in minimizing risks with cost-effective technical solutions, while looking at ways to achieve maximum operating flexibility for all utility, industrial, manufacturing and processing facilities and networks.

As part of our compliance monitoring and tracking services, we offer audits and spot inspections that can be conducted to evaluate compliance with applicable regulatory programs. We analyze consent orders, notice of violations, agency policy guidelines, and other pertinent correspondence, to provide informed recommendations to clients. We also support the reporting of pollutant levels, a complex task requiring specialized resources to estimate toxic release inventory (TRI) chemical releases to various media, including air, land, and water.

Our experienced professionals assess and analyze a variety of industrial and utility projects for environmental permit compliance. Using our internal regulatory research tools and a proven approach to identifying, planning, scheduling, and tracking permit compliance requirements, we can ensure that all existing and future permit conditions are met in a timely and cost-effective manner. We also evaluate potential project permitting-related issues including renewals, modifications, amendments, transfers, and closures and provide risk mitigation recommendations.

Black & Veatch has decades of experience providing environmental assessment reports to clients and directly to governmental agencies. We provide comprehensive impact studies that indicate whether each project site or route will impact local wildlife, protected species, or environmentally sensitive areas. These assessments can also inform if, and which, environmental permits are needed for your project.

We can help engage landowners, public officials, public agencies, necessary private organizations and other key project stakeholders to meet your environmental compliance requirements. We provide customized solutions based on your requirements including representation as appropriate. Integrating our software platforms and the right data can create a visual story that educates and engages stakeholders in a transparent way, leading to productive outcomes for your project.


Our wide range of integrated environmental compliance and management services include:

  • Multimedia Compliance Planning
  • Environmental Compliance Assessment
  • Environmental Due Diligence Reports
  • Phase 1 and 2 Environmental Site Assessments
  • Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) and Emissions Inventory Reporting
  • Regulatory Requirements Identification
  • Permitting Assessment and Strategy Development
  • Agency Consultation
  • Permit Application Preparation and Support 
  • FERC Hydro Licensing and Relicensing 
  • FERC Certification for LNG and Interstate Pipelines
  • Regulatory Compliance Consulting 
  • Public Hearing Support 
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