Environmental - Regulatory Compliance and Permitting

Environmental - Regulatory Compliance and Permitting


Navigating complex federal, state, local or international regulations for environmental compliance is a demanding task. Years of experience in multiple jurisdictions around the globe allows Fluor to help clients achieve the appropriate compliance requirements.

In the early development phase of a project, Fluor's health, safety and environmental (HSE) engineering tackles the environmental challenges that are associated with the project from early conceptual engineering through construction and commissioning, assisting stakeholders in understanding regulatory impacts.

Fluor's HSE engineering capabilities include but are not limited to:

Regulatory Evaluation
  • Permitting matrix and division of responsibility
  • Proposal review and analysis
  • Chemical inventory management
  • Noise modeling and impact analysis
  • Treatment or control efficiencies / limitations
  • Construction and commissioning permitting analysis
  • Standards required

Permitting Compliance Services
  • Preparation of environmental documentation to support permit applications
  • Air quality
  • Wastewater
  • Solid waste
  • Hazardous or toxic waste
  • Stormwater discharges
  • Spill control and prevention
  • Waterway and wetland disturbance
  • Field compliance audits
  • Dust control

Environmental Program Management Development
  • Spill prevention, control & countermeasures plans
  • National pollutant discharge elimination system permits
  • Storm water pollution prevention plans
  • Storm water management/water quality and erosion and sediment control
  • Project-specific environmental protection plan developed for construction and commissioning
  • Solid waste and hazardous waste management plans
  • Noise management plan
  • Environmental training

Client Benefits

Fluor's HSE engineering helps clients develop strategies that ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and the granting of necessary permits while meeting or exceeding project goals for schedule and budget. These services are especially important for design-build projects, which are known to have multiple critical paths and thus conflicting priorities regarding regulatory permitting. Fluor can provide life-cycle services for all aspects of regulatory permitting, including field assessment and data collection, planning, regulatory scoping, design, permitting and construction and commissioning support.

Critical success factors for integrating HSE into the detail design phase of all Fluor projects are:

  • Understanding the principles of environmental law, internationally, nationally and locally
  • Communication of environmental program and goals
  • Understanding project environmental drivers during the design phase
  • Familiarization with project environmental requirements, philosophies, specifications
  • Integration of environmental activities/deliverables into the project schedule and change management
  • Participation in general and specific project reviews
  • Early and close interaction with construction
  • Compliance expertise for air emission issues, emissions monitoring and testing, water and wastewater issues, solid and hazardous waste management and environmental releases when requested