Anica Haynes is a Principal Environmental Permitting and Planning Practice Lead based in Louisiana with more than 20 years of experience focused on technical and project management, primarily in the chemical, energy, industrial, and manufacturing sectors.
Anica assists clients with capital project permitting, air and water quality permitting, and overall environmental compliance and reporting. Her expertise in permit application and construction compliance helps clients achieve project compliance with federal, state, and local regulations. A skilled permit negotiator, Anica is accomplished at navigating the complex and overlapping framework of regulations associated with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as well as numerous state environmental and natural resource agencies.
With additional specialization in permitting and compliance for energy infrastructure projects, she has extensive experience managing the environmental aspects throughout the life cycle of a wide range of large capital projects, including site selection and alternative analysis; schedule and budgeting; impact assessments; federal, state, and local permitting; environmental plan preparation; and auditing, reporting, and agency negotiations during construction, operations, and maintenance activities. Anica has managed multi-state natural gas pipeline projects, crude and natural gas salt dome storage facilities, onshore and offshore depleted reservoir natural gas storage facilities, and electric generating and transmission projects inside and outside the United States.
Her experience covers environmental assessment, report preparation, and compliance; water and air permitting, compliance, and reporting; construction inspections and compliance oversight; and federal and state regulatory agency liaison and negotiations, specifically FERC 7(c) natural gas project permitting; preparation of NPDES, Section 10, Section 404, Section 401, coastal zone, and scenic rivers permits; and Title V air permit applications. She has also performed multi-media facility compliance audits and prepared numerous environmental compliance plans and standard operating procedures for construction and operation.
Anica is actively involved in the Louisiana Mid-continent Oil and Gas Association, Southern Gas Association, and Air and Waste Management Association. She is a frequent contributor at industry association conferences and meetings.