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BGE Services: Environmental Sciences

As environmental concerns grow and regulations change, developing the built environment involves risk. Fortunately, environmental science professionals can help manage that risk. BGE’s engineers and environmental scientists provide private and public clients alike with the guidance necessary to develop and maintain communities while respecting nature and complying with local, state, and federal regulations.

From planning, engineering, and permitting through construction management, we help our clients see their projects through to completion. And we are experts in monitoring and maintaining conditions to keep them in compliance.

Planning

  • Environmental training
  • Feasibility studies
  • Fatal flaw analyses
  • Regulatory risk analyses
  • Site selection studies
  • Routing studies and analyses
  • Public involvement
  • Permit schedule analyses
  • NEPA document preparation (CE, EA, EIS)
  • Environmental site assessments (Phases 1 and 2)

Design and Permitting

  • Design alternatives analysis
  • Mitigation sequencing – impact avoidance and minimization measures
  • Scientific studies – wetland delineation, protected species, cultural resources
  • Permitting risk analyses
  • Permit application preparation
  • Agency coordination
  • Permit negotiation
  • SWPPP/NOI/NOT
  • Clean Water Act (CWA) Section 404
  • CWA State Water Quality Certification, Section 401
  • Hydrostatic Test Water Acquisition and Discharge
  • Endangered Species Act Sections 9 and 10
  • Cultural Resources Texas Antiquities

Construction

  • Environmental awareness training for contractors
  • Environmental commitment documents
  • Environmental inspection
  • SWPPP implementation, inspection, reporting, and management
  • After-the-fact permits, violations, and enforcement actions
  • Operations
  • Monitoring and reporting
  • Agency inspections
  • Training

Intersections

At any point during the project life cycle, BGE’s environmental scientists can engage to provide agency relationships, technical expertise, and the experience to move the project forward.

BGE — Brown & Gay Engineers — Highlight: Environment Sciences