After a utility tapped a joint venture to build a series of transmission lines and substations in West Virginia, the utility then picked EEG to serve as the on-site environmental firm, conduct environmental inspections and help keep construction on schedule.
EEG’s team helped construction crews navigate this challenging Central Appalachian terrain, while complying with federal, state, and local regulations and ordinances. EEG’s work included revising and modifying stormwater permits and updating SWPPP with an inspection regimen to ensure a favorable and timely outcome for the project. With on-site visits and mapping, EEG also helped crews meet the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ delineation protocol to prevent discharging fill in wetlands and streams. EEG also prepared for construction by implementing spill prevention, control and countermeasures plans, SPCC, groundwater protection plans, and conducting pre-construction due diligence surveys.
“There’s no understating the complexity of securing permitting to traverse active mines with a transmission line; we’re fortunate to have some of the best people in the industry working through the challenges.”