Water Permitting and Compliance

Norwest offers comprehensive permitting and regulatory compliance services from field management and compliance services to local, state and federal permitting assistance. Our environmental specialists are competently versed in all aspects of environmental compliance including Federal, State and Local environmental requirements for mining and energy development throughout North America and the world.

Our services include:

Federal Land Management Agencies

  • Plans of Operation/Plans of Development
  • Water Management Plans
  • Environmental Assessments/Impact Statements
  • Annual Reporting

Mining Agency

  • Baseline Data Collection and Evaluation
  • Water Resources Evaluations
  • Water Supply and Water Rights Evaluations
  • Mine water management plans; both surface and ground water
  • Geochemical testing and modeling
  • Mine water treatment, passive and active
  • Compliance reporting

State Water Quality Permitting

  • Individual and General Point Source Discharge Permits (NPDES)
  • Storm Water Permits
  • Land Application Disposal Permits
  • Groundwater Discharge Permitting & Compliance
  • Alternate Concentration Limits
  • Use Attainability Studies & Water Quality Classification
  • Total Maximum Daily Loading Studies
  • Specific parameter compliance plans (i.e. selenium, SAR, etc.)
  • Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) Plans
  • Discharge Monitoring Reports

Erosion & Sediment Control

  • Stormwater Management Plans
  • Design & Construction of Best Management Practices (BMPs)
  • BMP Performance Evaluation
  • Inspection, Oversight, and Audits

Oil and Gas Commission

  • Exploration and production water and waste disposal through injection well design and permitting
  • Pit Design
  • Water Management Plans
  • Wildlife Management Plans
  • Water sampling including ground water, domestic wells and surface water
  • Compliance inspections
  • Reporting

State Engineer’s Office

  • Impoundment/Reservoir Applications
  • Well Permits
  • Substitute water supply plans/water augmentation plans and periodic accounting
  • Tributary/non tributary modeling

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

  • Nationwide Permit Applications
  • Individual Permit Applications