Who Needs Environmental Permitting?
Permitting is an integral part of planning for any project to ensure compliance with applicable regulations such as the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). Deep borings and groundwater wells often require a permit from the appropriate oversight agency, who reviews and approves the work plan for implementation. An Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) is prepared when the project is federally funded, and Environmental Impact Reports (EIR) are required for State or Local jurisdictions. EIS/EIR assess various impacts of a proposed project on surrounding environment.