What Are Environmental and Regulatory Services?

Dan is thrilled. His new construction company is finally about to make headway with its first large project. He’s eager to make his mark while giving back to the community. But Dan has a problem. Before he can obsess over project scope and materials, he has to make sure his project is compliant from end to end.

There are many considerations when you’re starting a project. Not only do you have to address concerns with surveying and infrastructure, you also have to look at how your project is affected by regulations and its impact on the environment. It’s a dizzying web of requirements that can feel daunting at times. Fortunately, companies like Compass Consultants keep projects compliant from start to finish. Let’s take a look at how environmental and regulatory services protect the public, environment, and your company.

Environmental Services
The impact on flora and fauna isn’t always a priority during a project, but it should be. Environmental consulting achieves balance and compliance for your project. This ensures the environment is protected and preserved as best as possible for future generations, while improving land and structures we need today.

Environmental compliance is not only necessary by law. It’s also the right thing to do. However, codified environmental laws can be complicated and often overlap with other regulations. You can avoid the headaches with a detailed and thorough environmental consultation.

Here’s a taste of what you can expect during the responsible environmental planning process

  1. Pre-project
    Before you so much as stick a shovel in the ground, you’ll need to undergo a series of assessments and reviews. In the pre-project phase, you can expect to do a complete environmental assessment, avoidance, communications, groundwork and reporting. This will ensure you’re compliant from conceptualization to construction, minimizing potential delays down the line.
  2. Active project
    Once your project is underway, you’ll need to continue monitoring for environmental concerns. Your environmental consultant will check for compliance during the project, redesign any items as needed, permitting, reporting and review. The consultant keeps you compliant while helping you avoid costly environmental fees or rework.
  3. Post-project
    Once you’ve completed your project, there are a few more things you’ll need from your environmental consultant. They’ll draw up final reports, as-builts and a list of any potential violations that occurred during the project.

Regulatory Services
Aside from environmental concerns, Compass Consultants also helps you stay compliant with other federal regulations. Through a series of assessments, questionnaires and reports, we help you determine the best course of action for staying compliant. For example, we ensure you have all necessary permits with our permitting requirements analysis.

The Bottom Line
Compliance isn’t always fun to think about, but it can mean the difference between a successful project and a potential lawsuit. No matter how you slice it, environmental and regulatory consultations are a must have. This not only protects the environment and the public, but also you and your business. When in doubt, partner with a trusted company like Compass Consultants to stay compliant from project start to finish.