Environmental regulation and public scrutiny present unique challenges to the mining industry.
SWCA’s expertise in environmental regulatory compliance and natural and cultural resource management has been a powerful tool in helping mining companies secure approval for their coal, hard rock, sand, and gravel mining efforts as well as reclamation and restoration operations. We understand the challenges of domestic and international market cycles, water resource supply and protection, and the public’s perception of the mining industry.
We offer one-stop shopping for environmental services, strong relationships with regulatory agencies, and in-depth knowledge of environmental laws and regulations. Having provided permitting support for some of the nation’s largest mining operations, we can help both project owners and the public understand the effects of mining operations on environmental resources.
Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act
Clean Water Act (CWA)
Clean Air Act (CAA)
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)
Endangered Species Act (ESA) / Section 7
National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) /Section 106
Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA)
Environmental Monitoring Plans
Environmental Management Systems
Mine Plan Support
Resource Inventories and NEPA Support for Land Exchange
Fish and Wildlife Habitat Mitigation Planning and Implementation
Water Quality Monitoring and Bioassessment Services
Air Quality and Noise Services
Control of Weeds and Other Exotic Species
Reclamation Planning and Monitoring
Stream and Riparian Habitat Restoration
Public Outreach Facilitation