ECI and its partners provide environmental consulting services to the energy industry to help utilities sustainably manage resources, maintain compliance, and meet project goals. Our team of experts has worked in diverse and challenging environments and has extensive experience performing ecological monitoring, wildlife surveys, habitat identification, impact analyses, environmental inventories, and developing natural resource management plans. We successfully collaborate with our clients, government agencies, property owners, academic institutions, regulators, and other external stakeholders to provide advanced, sustainable, and cost-effective environmental services.
Environmental Compliance and Permitting
Our team of environmental specialists support client projects to help ensure compliance with applicable environmental permits, rules, and regulations, while keeping projects on time and within budget. ECI's compliance specialists work closely with clients, contractors, and regulators to ensure compliance with applicable Clean Water Act (CWA), National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES), State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) rules, Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPP) and other state and federal required environmental regulations on a wide variety of right-of-way (ROW) construction and maintenance projects.
Our multi-disciplinary team of scientists and technicians provide a wide range of wetland and stream delineation services for our clients. Frequently changing and confusing federal and state regulations can present challenges for construction and development projects as well as operations. Our understanding of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and State regulatory requirements can be instrumental to successfully plan and implement a new project. Delineation boundaries are accurately captured with GPS and can be processed and uploaded to your GIS.
ECI and our partners provide on-site soil, water, and wildlife monitoring services for both large and small-scale projects. Our team conducts soil and water quality monitoring of surface and ground waters for projects involving the discharge of dredge and fill materials into waters of the United States as regulated under Sections 401 and 404 of the Clean Water Act of 1972. In addition, our team is trained and experienced to monitor wildlife and report on special status plants, amphibians, reptiles, fish, birds, bats, and marine mammals.
Aerial, Aquatic, and Terrestrial Ecology Surveys
ECI and its partners have extensive remote sensing and aerial survey experience which can be applied to stream and wetland surveys as well as wildlife surveys, including migratory birds, raptors, bats, and game species. Our team is knowledgeable in the identiﬁcation of threatened and endangered species and provides a broad array of aquatic services, including freshwater species surveys, stream habitat assessments, and restoration planning.