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Regulatory Compliance

Coastal Environments, Inc. has established a good working relationship with regulatory agencies on the federal, state, and local levels, while helping both public and private entities achieve compliance with various laws, regulations, authorities, and related statutes. Regulatory services span a wide range of concerns in the areas of multi-media emissions, surface water discharges, groundwater contamination, wetland alteration and mitigation, and cultural resources.  

Pertinent regulatory compliance laws include:

  • Clean Water Act 

  • Coastal Zone Management

  • Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899

  • Threatened and Endangered Species Act

  • Marine Sanctuary Act

  • Archaeological and Historic Preservation Act

  • Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act

  • Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)

  • Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act

  • Coastal Barriers Resources Act  

The scientists of Coastal Environments, Inc. remain current on new and proposed environmental regulations in order to assist clients in planning projects for compliance.  The firm has worked with clients in preparing permit applications for the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Districts in Galveston, Fort Worth, New Orleans, Vicksburg and Mobile, and for state and local coastal management programs.  Our scientists track the permit applications and prepare responses and supplemental documents as needed, and work with the client to develop acceptable, compensatory mitigation for unavoidable impacts.  The firm has assisted clients in Louisiana, Texas and Mississippi in obtaining permits for a wide diversity of projects.