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Balch & Bingham’s Environmental & Natural Resources Practice has extensive experience handling environmental permitting matters of all kinds. We regularly advise clients on permitting issues under a wide array of federal and state regulatory programs, including:

Air Quality

  • New Source Review (“NSR”)
  • Prevention of Significant Deterioration (“PSD”)
  • New Source Performance Standards (“NSPS”)
  • Title V Operating Permits
  • Synthetic Minor Source Operating Permits
  • National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (“NESHAPs”)
  • Maximum Achievable Control Technology (“MACT”) Standards
  • Clean Air Interstate Rule (“CAIR”) Implementation

Water Quality

  • National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (“NPDES”) Program
  • Stormwater Construction Permitting
  • State Indirect Discharge (“SID”) Permits
  • Underground Injection Control (“UIC”) Permits
  • Underground Storage Tanks (“USTs”)
  • Water Withdrawal Permits
  • Section 401 Water Quality Certifications
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Section 404 Dredge & Fill Permits

Endangered Species

  • Incidental Take Statements/Permits
  • Habitat Conservation Plans
  • Safe Harbor Agreements
  • Candidate Conservation Agreements with Assurances


  • Landfill Permits

Solid & Hazardous Waste

  • Resource Conservation & Recovery Act (“RCRA”) Permits

Hazardous Materials Transport

  • U.S. Department of Transportation HazMat Requirements


  • Surface & Underground Coal Mining Permits
  • Other Mineral Mining Permits