Compliance and Permitting

Confidence in your compliance program

Brown and Caldwell delivers confidence to our clients' compliance programs through tailored environmental solutions. We provide transparency and assurance to confidently navigate the regulatory landscape. Our team of diverse experts offers a range of services to help our clients improve environmental performance in compliance with local, state, and federal environmental regulations, all while meeting business objectives. Clients consistently choose BC because of our ability to deploy the right technical and sector-experienced resources at the right time—whether programmatically at multiple sites or at a single location with an immediate need.

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National transactional services made easy

BC works collaboratively with a confidential national retailer to mitigate high risk and complex compliance conditions. BC provides expert advice to the client’s environmental compliance team, allowing them to easily navigate an environment of constant change. Critical compliance and permitting needs are addressed through services for both programmatic and site-specific needs.
Water Rights | Auditing | Due Diligence

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Unique Environmental Compliance Programs

A confidential power company can now easily track compliance, hazardous materials and risk through their daily operations thanks to their partnership with BC. Since 2012, BC has evaluated environmental compliance for complex projects that are unique to the client and the industry. BC provided environmental regulatory support and guidance, which resulted in the development of this client specific risk management tool. BC also supports the power company in the development and application of large regional SPCC plans, allowing the development of tools to meet environmental compliance requirements crucial to the company’s success.
Hazardous Materials| SPCC | Risk Management

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EIS program management and technical expertise

Midas Gold selected BC for mining industry compliance and permitting and program management services. BC is serving as Midas Gold’s first-party contractor, providing technical support for the Stibnite Gold Project environmental impact statement (EIS) to comply with National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) requirements. Midas Gold’s Plan of Restoration and Operations is focused on restoring a historic mining district impacted by over 100 years of mining activity. BC works with Midas Gold to successfully support this restoration project.
Environmental Impact Statement | Modeling | Permitting

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Environmental Program Management

BC is providing program management and compliance and permitting services for a gas company’s vast collection of pipeline-related assets through all stages of its lifecycle. BC continuously uses the permitting expertise of biologists, geologists, environmental scientists and engineers, to develop strategies for pre-construction, construction and post-construction environmental services. The integrated discipline approach that BC implements avoids project delays and costly mitigation related to permitting. BC’s diligence throughout the construction process has resulted in zero compliance violations for these new pipeline construction projects.
Ecological Services | Programs | Permitting

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Achieving Targets through Environmental & Safety Management Systems

BC has helped a manufacturing client achieve improved environmental targets by developing and implementing Environmental and Safety Management Systems through trusted compliance and permitting support. Due to these successes, BC's involvement has increased with analysis and reporting projects to form what is now a strong 11-year partnership. BC has provided continuous auditing, maintenance, and development support that has assisted the facilities with maintaining conformance with the ISO and OHSAS standards as well as maintaining compliance at each facility to everchanging regulations.
Management Systems | Auditing | Programs

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Taking the stress out of programmatic EHS compliance and permitting

With a workforce of 16,000 spread across dozens of manufacturing facilities nationwide each with their own regulatory and reporting requirements, implementing a comprehensive EHS program is critical. Facing complex multi-media regulatory and reporting requirements from agencies overseeing air emissions, stormwater, wastewater and hazardous waste, this confidential client trusts BC to provide comprehensive environmental support, compliance, and permitting services that meet their critical business and environmental needs.
Compliance Reporting | Auditing | Permitting

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Saving over $1M in compliance costs for the nation's largest retailer

Since 2008, the nation's largest retailer has trusted BC to provide compliance and permitting assistance across the country. From logistics to construction and store operations, BC has identified and prepared more than 15,000 various environmental permits, registrations and notifications — all completed on time and within budget — to keep them operating in 100% compliance with local, state and federal environmental regulations. Through this partnership, BC has helped the client save over $1.4 million by identifying and capitalizing on efficiencies throughout their compliance program.
Permitting | Regulatory Relationships | Programmatic Services

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Comprehensive EHS Auditing Program

BC assisted in the development and implementation of a comprehensive EHS program for a company comprised of 17 subsidiaries with a total of nearly 400 facilities. The auditing program focused on reducing the number of environmental violations and safety-related incidents and identifying and communicating best management practices throughout the organization. In addition to working with the client to develop and manage the program, BC performed more than 150 facility benchmarking audits per year over a 3-year period. The types of facilities included sand and gravel mines, aggregate quarries and associated plants, ready-mix concrete facilities, concrete block plants, cement plants, and precast concrete plants. BC also participated in internal EHS manager planning and training conferences with client personnel. The results of the auditing program measurably improved the company’s environmental and safety record, resulting in a dramatic drop in incidents and violations and saving tens of thousands of dollars.
Auditing | Training | Programs

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Effective SPCC Poster Plans

BC delivered Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasures (SPCC) Plans for multiple locations for an industrial client to awareness to staff regarding spill management, while streamlining regulatory compliance. The SPCC Plans were prepared in accordance with federal and state regulations in a proprietary poster format, unique to BC's offerings. These posters provide greater visibility and insight to better familiarize employees with the requirements of the SPCC Plan, including easy to follow flow charts that can be used during spill emergencies to guide quick response. Positioning these posters above spill kit locations keep them as effective in-use documents, instead of bound plans sitting on a shelf. Plans | Training | Programs

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Compliance and Permitting

Since 2001, BC has provided FedEx with professional environmental services supporting operations at various Express and Ground locations throughout the US. Our auditing and permitting experience at standalone sort-and-shipping centers, and larger cargo hubs, as well as facilities co-located at airports, provides FedEx with a full suite of compliance support for environmental performance. BC's water management expertise applied to the unique environmental demands of this industry has been a cornerstone to this long-standing client relationship.
NPDES | Auditing | Air

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Our Experts

Service Line Director & Hazardous Materials/Waste
Contact Meghan Krishnayya

"Clients trust Brown and Caldwell to develop compliance and permitting strategies that reduce their environmental liabilities, aligning environmental management with business operations. Our team has been the preferred large program multi-service provider for our clients for many years and we are focused on continuing to provide long-term solutions as the regulatory landscape evolves."


Compliance Auditing

Contact Brent Callihan

Management Systems

Contact Kim Torbett


Contact Angela Balliet


Contact Andy Hellenthal

Transactional Support

Contact Julie Byrd

Air Quality

Contact Jennifer Marchek

NEPA/EIS/Environmental Planning

Contact Aylin Lewallen

Stormwater/Industrial Water

Contact Larry Williams

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