coal Mine Site Characterization, Permitting & Compliance

Mine design, permitting and compliance requires the services of experienced scientists and engineers with a comprehensive understanding of the owner/operator’s needs as well as the regulatory framework.  Hydrometrics has experience in permitting and design support for open pit and underground coal mines in Montana, Wyoming and North Dakota.  Our experience with OSM regulations and expertise in surface water, hydrogeological, alluvial valley floor, geochemical and soils studies and environmental monitoring are central to effective permitting and compliance efforts.  Projects have included the baseline site investigations, facility design, reclamation plan development and permitting for new and expansion of existing mines.  Services include all aspects of environmental monitoring and water resource investigations.  Hydrometrics can provide client support for a variety of compliance monitoring and permitting for water supply, water rights, water treatment, discharge permits and stormwater management.  Our staff of professional scientists and engineers is committed to employing proven technologies as well as innovative techniques to provide cost-effective solutions.

Site Characterization
Hydrometrics has experience conducting all phases of investigations:

  • Regulatory Support;
  • Surface Water, Groundwater, Geochemical and Soils Investigations;
  • Baseline and Compliance Hydrologic Sampling;
  • Wetlands and Alluvial Valley Floor Mapping and Delineation;
  • Statistical Analysis and Reporting;
  • Groundwater Modeling;
  • Geochemical Studies and Modeling; and
  • Geotechnical Evaluations.

Hydrometrics can conduct all aspects of permitting requirements:

  • Regulatory Support;
  • Baseline Hydrology, Geochemical, Hydrogeological and Soils Studies;
  • Alluvial Valley Floor Evaluation and Impact Analysis;
  • Groundwater Modeling;
  • NPDES and Stormwater Permitting;
  • NEPA Analysis and Support;
  • Wetlands 404 Permitting;
  • Permit Application Preparation; and
  • Community Information Support.

Contact for More Information:
Mike Wignot
- President: (406) 443-4150