Environmental Review and Permitting

Whether it’s new construction, coastal redevelopment, building demolition or municipal program compliance, virtually all projects are required to undergo an environmental quality review and process a combination of permits, approvals and certifications. Our team of environmental review and permitting experts work with clients to navigate through the environmental quality review process and permitting applications, strategically integrating themselves into various phases to identify and mitigate potential impacts.

Each environmental quality review and permitting process allows our team to leverage their extensive experience and qualifications with an array of federal, state and local agencies. We possess the necessary knowledge of federal, state, and local environmental regulations and procedures to ensure that sensitive environmental resources are considered, assessed and protected during project planning and that the environmental quality review and permitting process creates an unobstructed path for project progress.

What We Do

  • Determine project classifications and agency jurisdictions
  • Coordinate Lead Agency determinations
  • Request pre-application meetings with appropriate agencies
  • Prepare draft documentation packages for review by the project sponsor and make the necessary revisions to reflect project sponsor comments
  • Prepare final documentation packages for submittal by project sponsor to appropriate agencies
  • Assist in notifying, distributing, filing and publishing documents
  • Coordinate public hearings
  • Maintain contact with reviewing agencies on status of review and estimated schedule for comment, permit, approval and certification issuance
  • Respond to comments and requests for clarification from reviewing agencies
  • Review issued comments, permits, approvals and certifications, evaluating conditions and advising the project sponsor on further compliance and notification requirements 

Representative Regulatory Agency Expertise

  • United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA)
  • United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
  • New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC)
  • New York State Department of State (NYSDOS)
  • New York State Historic Preservation Office (NYSHPO)
  • New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYCDEP)

Related Projects

Practice Area Leaders

William D. Merklin, P.E.
Senior Vice President

Anthony O. Conetta, P.E.
Principal Engineer

Steven M. Cabrera
Senior Associate