Mining Operations Permitting

In the long list of variables that can influence a mining operation, environmental regulations are often the determining factors for how and often where mining can occur. Mining project are some of the most varied development projects with significantly different impacts, footprints, durations, and public perceptions for each proposed activity. Consequently, thorough up-front planning of the environmental compliance program is critical to ensure the mining plan is developed in consideration of each compliance requirement.

A good plan is marginalized without good execution, and execution is only effective when it is adaptable. Steigers Corporation fully understands the relationship between compliance and operations and will execute your environmental compliance program with the primary objective of meeting your development goals. Our solid understanding of the industry and its environmental requirements allows us to predict outcomes and as situations arise, to preemptively make adjustments that keep project objectives in sight.

Mining Services

  • Fatal Flaw Analyses
  • Environmental Baseline Studies
  • Exploration & Access Permitting
  • Mine Site Development Permitting
  • Waste Disposal Permitting
  • Site Reclamation & Monitoring
  • Environmental Risk Management
  • Effective Public Outreach Programs
  • Regulatory Compliance Management
  • Streamlined Regulatory Programs
  • National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Compliance

Thorough and Detailed

Mining projects often require the coordination of a remarkable number of components to bring them to the point where the work actually begins. Our skill and unique contribution to the mining industry is our ability to prepare a thorough and detailed environmental program that manages each activity to a point of compliance as a component of a cohesive and efficient overall project plan. We provide this same service to existing mining operations to bring conflicting or uncoordinated compliance requirements into a system that eliminates waste, improves operational flexibility, and eliminates opportunities for non-compliance.


Preliminary review of the development feasibility of a potential mine site is a critical time in the planning process. Steigers provides the capability to rapidly filter through substantive information about a proposed project and to produce a reliable assessment of level of complexity, durations, costs, potential issues, and select resolutions.

Open Pit and Underground Mining

Surface and subsurface mining practices and the nature of the material to be mined will dictate the components of the plan required to secure environmental approvals. Steigers experience ensures that both the plan and conditions for compliance are appropriate for the activity – efficient, effective, and successful.

Mine Water, Waste, and Risk Management

Mine water, mine waste, and risk are the three environmental management areas with the greatest potential to influence mining operations. Steigers expertise in these specific areas will produce management plans that are acceptable to the agencies, the public, and will meet the project’s overall goals.

Mine Reclamation and Closure

Mine reclamation and closure will only be effective when designed specifically for the unique conditions of the site. Steigers’ application of proven methods and well-tested solutions will significantly reduce costs, increase success, and ensure compliance with your regulatory mandates for site closure.


  • Siting Studies
  • Baseline Data Collection
  • Environmental Review
  • Map Interpretation
  • Agency Consultation
  • Public Involvement
  • Construction Permitting
  • Mine Planning
  • Special Use Permitting
  • NEPA Compliance
  • Compliance Reporting
  • Waste Water Studies & Modeling
  • Mine Waste Disposal Planning
  • Permitting
  • Contingency Plans
  • Risk Strategies
  • Compliance Reporting
  • Adaptive Management
  • Impact Evaluations
  • Revegetation Strategies & Design
  • Site Inspections
  • Site Monitoring Programs
  • Compliance Reporting
  • Site Closeout
  • Adaptive Management