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.

Mining Specialty Areas

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…
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Mines: Geotechnical Engineering of Earthen Structures and Impoundments Since the inception of the company, Geosyntec professionals have focused their expertise in the research and development…
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Mines: Water Management, Treatment, Reuse, and Recycling Geosyntec is known for its innovative work in storm water and surface water quality management, hydromodification management, erosion…
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Mines: EHS Compliance and Management In the new age of environmental awareness many major mining companies are adopting environmental sustainability and stewardship programs. Geosyntec has…
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Mines: Litigation Support and Environmental Liability Valuation Geosyntec has provided numerous other services related to the planning, development, operation, closure, and conversion of mine sites.…
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Mines: Site Closure, Reclamation, and Conversion Geosyntec recognizes that the conversion of closed or abandoned mine sites into productive economic assets or safe, open space…
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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.

  • 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 19 years of experience providing process engineering, regulatory compliance, water resource optimization, and strategic pla ...
  • Paul Dockweiler, CPG, CEM

    Paul Dockweiler is a Senior Mining Geologist based in Nevada with 18 years of experience focused on the development and start-up of hardrock mining operations.

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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