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environmental permitting

viability and growth can go hand in hand with environmental protection

Barr has helped hundreds of mining, power, fuels, and other industrial clients obtain permits governing air and water quality, wastewater discharge, stormwater management, and solid and hazardous waste. By putting companies’ technical processes in the context of their business goals, we develop permitting strategies for meeting regulatory criteria while allowing flexible, profitable operations. Our innovative approaches to managing compliance risk can remove roadblocks that stand in the way of constructing new facilities and expanding existing ones.

Barr not only knows environmental regulations inside and out, but has established long-term, positive relationships with a host of agency managers and technical staff members at the local, state, and federal levels. These relationships, combined with knowledge of regulatory processes and individual regulators’ expectations, minimize the chances of surprises and delays and facilitate permit approval.

our service specialties include:
  • NPDES permits
  • NSR/PSD permits
  • RCRA permits
  • site and route permits for power plants, transmission lines, and pipelines
  • solid-waste disposal permits
  • state air permits
  • Title V permits
  • tribal permits
  • water appropriations permits