Environmental Permitting

During extreme flooding of the Yellowstone River in 2011,┬ádebris┬ácaused the Silvertip Pipeline to rupture and release 1,509 barrels of crude oil. Six months before the incident, the pipeline was in compliance and completely covered, but due to the extreme weather conditions and riverbed erosion, it quickly became exposed. The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration […]

Under Section 404(e) of the Clean Water Act, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) can issue general permits to authorize activities that have minimal individual and cumulative adverse environmental effects. General permits can be issued for a period of no more than five years. A nationwide permit (NWP) is a general permit that authorizes […]

Any person, firm, or agency (including federal, state and local government agencies) planning to work in navigable waters of the United States or discharge (dump, place, deposit) dredged or fill material in waters of the United States, including wetlands, must first obtain a permit from the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). However, it […]