Once the Application Package is prepared, it is submitted as a Draft to the Project Sponsor (Applicant) for review and comment. After approval by the Project Sponsor, it is finalized and sent to the appropriate regulatory agencies for review and approval. Typically, the agencies involved in most environmental permits include the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the NYSDEC, and the NYSDOS.
D&B maintains communications with the reviewing agencies and responds to comments, questions, or requests for additional information. D&B submits or re-submits any application materials required by the reviewing agencies. If there are significant changes in project design or approach during the Application review, D&B will alert the agencies and submit modifications, as necessary. D&B also monitors the review process to ensure that it progresses in a continuous fashion.
Upon approval of the Application, and ultimate issuance of the permit(s) by the reviewing agencies, D&B meticulously reviews the official permit. Permits typically contain general, specific, and/or special permit conditions and notification requirements. D&B reviews these conditions, notification requirements, and permit expiration dates, and advises the permittee on proper notification and monitoring of the project. This ensures that construction and operations are consistent with the permit conditions. Should unforeseen conditions during construction require significant changes or modifications in design or construction procedures or timeframes, D&B undertakes appropriate measures for obtaining modifications to the permit and/or permit extensions as necessary.
D&B also attends, if requested, official inspections by the permitting agencies of the construction activities or operations.