With an experienced team of environmental scientists on staff, ARM has the necessary capabilities and technical knowledge to conduct the following services and coordinate with federal and state agencies on behalf of oil and gas and pipeline companies.
- Threatened and endangered species assessments and surveys
- PA Natural Diversity Inventory (PNDI) reviews and clearance
- Wetlands identification and delineation
- National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and state-level compliance and documentation
- Cultural/archaeological surveys
- Water and wetland encroachment permitting/pre-application meetings-state and federal
- Wetland and stream mitigation/compliance monitoring
- Environmental constraint evaluation
- Federal and state resource agency coordination
Wetlands, streams, species of special concern, and public lands are typically protected by federal and or state regulations. The surveys and resource agency review process often takes up to several months to complete. ARM’s scientific staff works closely with the client and project engineers to conduct early project scoping and investigations during the development phase in an effort to avoid and minimize regulated impacts and to identify permitting issues. ARM’s strong knowledge of permitting conditions allows for the development of potential avoidance and minimization options that could improve the permit approval process and ensure maintenance of project schedule. Options are typically assessed in the field for efficiency and cost savings purposes.
ARM scientists have strong coordination relationships with state and federal resource agency representatives with jurisdiction within the shale play. ARM has achieved successful outcomes for the oil and gas industry projects and other development projects related to the following issues: state and federal stream and wetland encroachment permitting, threatened and endangered species assessments/survey clearances, public land coordination and access and special condition approvals.