Compliance and Permitting Services

Burns & McDonnell has assisted industrial clients throughout the nation with professional compliance and regulatory consultation services. As a nationally recognized leader in the environmental and engineering community, we offer our clients the strength and experience required to satisfy the needs of any environmental project.

Leading You to Compliance

Burns & McDonnell environmental compliance and permitting services range from single-site defined programs to comprehensive services for entire companies, including due diligence for mergers and acquisitions.

The unique combination of technical expertise and knowledge of environmental regulations allows our staff to provide timely and quality environmental service tailored to each client and assignment.


Audits, Assessments, Investigations

  • Compliance audits
  • Environmental management system reviews
  • Environmental site assessments
  • Environmental due diligence (Phase I and II assessments)
  • Preliminary assessments
  • NORM assessments
  • PCB assessments

Compliance Plans, Reports, Documents

  • Oil spill (SPCC) plans
  • Facility response plans
  • Contingency plans
  • Risk management plans
  • Storm water pollution prevention plans
  • Emission inventories
  • Tier II
  • Toxic release inventory reports
  • TSCA inventory reports

Reporting and Permitting Assistance

  • NPDES (wastewater and storm water)
  • RCRA Part B
  • Air (construction, Title V and operating)

Regulatory Consultation

  • SARA Title III
  • Chemical inventories
  • Waste minimization
  • Pollution prevention
  • Environmental training
  • Regulatory negotiation

Our experienced air permitting specialists weave seamlessly into your operation, helping you achieve your air permitting goals.

Our air permitting specialists will help you:

  • Avoid schedule delays
  • Redirect resources from environmental issues to production
  • Meet reporting deadlines
  • Keep up with environmental requirements
  • Improve public perception of your facility
  • Reduce your risk of fines and penalties

Dispersion Modeling

Our modeling staff has worked on hundreds of projects in all 10 EPA regions. They have developed expertise using a variety of models.

Compliance Management

You have survived permitting and construction, but that doesn’t mean your environmental issues are over. Custom environmental compliance management manuals and compliance tools developed by Burns & McDonnell will be invaluable for helping you comply with ongoing environmental regulations.

Finding Your Way

Burns & McDonnell has more than 20 years of wetland permitting and design experience. We have evaluated, delineated and mapped more than 1,500 wetlands. Designed more than 41,000 acres of wetlands. Prepared more than 100 wetland restoration/mitigation plans and monitored wetland progress on more than 150 acres of wetlands.

Projects that affect wetlands face complex permitting requirements ranging from Section 404 of the Clean Water Act to state and local regulations. Burns & McDonnell can help you obtain the necessary permits.



  • Jurisdictional wetland delineations
  • Wetland functional analysis
  • Mapping
  • Negotiation of permit conditions
  • Wetland restoration/mitigation plans
  • Wetland monitoring programs
  • Constructed wetland designs
  • Hydrology/hydraulic analysis
  • Engineering
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