Navigating the complex regulatory and permitting process effectively can be difficult and frustrating.
To Succeed, you’ll need:
- Specialized technical expertise
- Local knowledge & resources
- Monitoring & modeling capabilities
- Regulatory relationships
Lacking these may put your project at risk
With WEC on Your Team, You Get:
- Industrial Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans
- TMDL Review and Studies
- Dredging and Waterfront Project Permitting
Gain Confidence Your Project Will Succeed
Right Permitting Solution
Reduce project risk
Avoid unnecessary environmental impacts
Reduce Project Headaches
Leverage specialized expertise
Save money and stay on schedule
Avoid staffing issues
Trusted Partner on Your Team
Strengthen your team
Boost your reputation
Benefit from our regulatory relationships
• Services included measurements of in-stream velocity, bathymetry, and temperature and development of an EFDC numerical model to evaluate localized mixing within the lake. WEC provided recommendation for future NPDES limitations and reduced the biological assessment requirements performed for 316(b) compliance.
• WEC used the CORMIX model to design a single-port diffuser resulting in favorable whole effluent toxicity limits and the EFDC model to ensure the discharge would not affect the dissolved oxygen within the river.
• Under contract with MDB Consulting Engineers, P.A, WEC completed field measurements and water quality modeling of the proposed discharge to demonstrate the project’s compliance with state water standards, potentially saving millions in project capital costs.
• WEC used the CORMIX model and revised flow to establish whole effluent toxicity limits and recommendation for a multiport diffuser system to improve mixing.
• The project, which included 20 terminals in total, required careful consideration of environmental effects, water quality standards, and fishery resources. WEC conducted Tier I Sediment Quality Evaluations, an Essential Fish Habitat Assessment and Biological Assessment, and evaluated water quality effects in support of the permit applications.
• WEC conducted depth and tidal current velocity measurements to set up and calibrate a model (EFDC and CORMIX) to simulate the discharge’s thermal mixing within the Cooper River.
• The results aided in evaluating an appropriate outfall diffuser location. Through open communication and a collaborative approach, WEC provided the preliminary design of the outfall diffuser and permitting support to increase mixing and reduce the thermal impacts.
• WEC worked with Anchroma and SCDHEC to negotiate an NPDES permit allows Archroma to leverage its treatment capacity for additional revenue.
• Services included numerical modeling through the CORMIX and EFDC models and NPDES and construction permitting support. The project required close coordination with the design firms (Fluor) to lower the treatment system cost and expedite permitting process.
With WEC on Your Team, You Get:
Seasoned Inside Perspective
Our senior staff include former State Water Permitting Managers
For over two decades, our engineers and scientists have helped hundreds of clients
Pulse on Local Issues
We’re deeply involved with local Water Quality Authorities and Chambers of Commerce Technical Committees
Connections to key Decision-Makers
Our long-standing relationships with key regulatory personnel help minimize the risk of project delays
We’ll help you maintain water quality while avoiding unnecessary environmental impacts.
Specialized expertise in the Southeast states: SC, NC, GA & FL
Tell Us About Your Situation
We’ll discuss your project’s needs, problems, and expectations together
Receive a Customized Solution
Our specialized experts will analyze the options and identify the right solution
Feel Relieved on the Path to Success
You can proceed with your project, knowing we’ll solve your problem