Mines: Infrastructure Planning and Permitting

Mines: Infrastructure Planning and Permitting

Geosyntec provides infrastructure and facilities planning services for complex development projects. We understand the physical challenges and environmental compliance issues associated with achieving the full potential of the mine - from landform grading and stormwater management, to public perception and site security. Our work with landforming techniques such as mechanically-stabilized walls and low impact development approaches can allow greater freedom in achieving site utilization and environmental impact objectives. We support our clients with:

  • Facility layout planning and phasing to optimize use of land and resources;
  • Transportation planning with strategic roadway layouts that reduce environmental impacts and assist with overall site development;
  • Cost estimating from preliminary rough order of magnitude values for evaluation or alternatives screening to detailed estimates to support reclamation bonding or other financial planning requirements;
  • Facilitating risk-based analyses for mine development and mine life extension projects based on several risk factors to achieve a go no go decision; and
  • Permitting of mine components through Federal and state-specific requirements such as Mine and Reclamation Plans and Aquifer Protection Plans.

Geosyntec approaches each site individually by tailoring investigations and design approaches to the clients' end use plan. We work with stakeholders to realize the full value of their site; working as a team creates a solution amenable by all parties as development progresses. Geosyntec works with clients to develop Best Available Demonstrated Control Technologies (BADCT) for their non-stormwater ponds, process solution ponds, heap-leach pads, and tailings impoundments which will satisfy regulators while keeping development costs under control.

Lead Consultants

  • Evan Cox, M.Sc.
    Evan Cox is a Senior Principal Remediation Scientist based in Ontario with more than 15 years of experience focused on managing and directing soil and groundwater remediation projects dealing with ...
  • Greg Corcoran, P.E.
    Greg Corcoran is a Senior Principal Civil Engineer based in California with more than 25 years of experience with a focus on the design, construction, and operation of engineered systems for waste ...
  • Poppy Staub
    Margaret "Poppy" Staub is a Senior Principal Consultant based in Colorado with more than 20 years of experience focused on environmental compliance, Superfund site management, pollution prevention ...
  • Stephen Foster, Ph.D.
    Stephen Foster is a Principal based in Colorado with more than 30 years of experience focused on preparing human health and ecological risk assessments for projects regulated under CERCLA, RCRA, th ...
  • Jeffrey Kurtz, Ph.D.
    Jeffrey Kurtz is a Senior Geologist based in Colorado with more than 30 years of experience focused on geochemical assessments, site investigations, and environmental forensics. Helping cli ...
  • Trevor Carlson
    Trevor Carlson is a Principal Environmental Consultant based in Saskatchewan with more than 20 years of experience focused on environmental remediation projects including the characterization and r ...
  • Jason Kerstiens, P.E.
    Jason Kerstiens is a Principal Civil and Environmental Engineer with over 17 years of experience providing process engineering, regulatory compliance, water resource optimization, and strategic pla ...
Geosyntec Consultants
Geosyntec is a consulting and engineering firm that works with private and public sector clients to address new ventures and complex problems involving our environment, natural resources, and civil infrastructure.

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