What does an environmental permitting expert do? Most large projects, both domestic and overseas, must complete some form of Environmental Impact Study (EIS). The general scope and format of an EIS is government-mandated and is intended to identify and mitigate all forms of environmental impacts. The EIS process typically takes a year or more, and usually includes several stages of public hearings. An Environmental Permitting Consultant has the training and experience to quickly discern which environmental factors will be on the critical path, and which will be relatively easy. This is essential during the project screening process, as well as during project development. Issues include air pollutant emissions, land-use regulations, endangered species, viewshed, noise, water use, and cultural/archeological issues. A seasoned consultant can not only identify the likely problem areas, but she can also guide the Client through the necessary compliance studies, hearings, and permit applications.
Large renewable energy and biochemical consulting firms like Lee Enterprises Consulting will certainly have experts in environmental permitting. They also offer a wide range of services in the general areas of biofuels, biochemicals, biotechnologies, biomaterials, synthetic biology commercialization, feedstocks, and hemp/cannabis, and will have specialized business and financial services like due diligence, feedstock availability, grants, and loans and bio market research. A big consulting group like this should also offer technical and engineering-related services like techno-economic analysis, environmental evaluations, feasibility studies, risk analysis, and expert witness engagements, and have solid strategic partnerships in place to assist clients with insurance, legal, accounting, plant fabrication, feedstock procurement. With over 150 experts worldwide, Lee Enterprises Consulting has experts in many specific clean and renewable areas. Look at our experts and the services we provide. Most of our experts are also available to advise and serve as expert witnesses in bioeconomy litigation matters. For the larger projects, we specialize in putting together full-service, interdisciplinary teams with one point of contact. See a video about LEC here. Call us at 1+ (501) 833-8511 or email us for more information.