OUR SERVICES

  • Renewable Energy & Utility Permitting
  • Biological Consulting
  • Site Remediation & Restoration
  • Permitting (Local, State, & Federal)
  • Compliance Programs
  • Sustainability & Conservation
  • FEMA & HUD Programs

From permitting an entire wind facility to operations and maintenance, Camas  can help with all of your permitting needs.

From siting right down to mitigation measures, Camas is your partner throughout the solar permitting process.

Camas has been working in the full lifecycle of the hydroelectric utility world for over 20 years. From licensing to dam removal, we can help.

Camas works throughout the United States with leading energy providers like Pacific Power and Brookfield.

“Camas is an extraordinarily effective environmental and regulatory specialist firm. They combine an eye for detail with the ability to translate the regulatory fine print into a summary of facts that not only identifies the relevant considerations but also has practical meaning for a business.”

KEN KASER, COO Brookfield Renewable Energy Group

RENEWABLE ENERGY & UTILITY PERMITTING

Camas is a leading provider in renewable energy and utility services. We help our clients obtain all necessary permits from local entities through state and federal agencies. Whether it’s wind, solar, hydro, or transmission, we can help. If you are looking for Conditional Use Permits to Streambed Alteration Agreements, FERC Licensing or any other special permits, Camas will deliver in a timely and cost-efficient manner.

Services & Expertise

• Wind
• Solar
• Hydro
• Transmission
• FERC Licensing & Compliance
• Project Siting
• Landowner Agreements

BIOLOGICAL CONSULTING

At Camas we know that ground and stream disturbance permits require mitigation of impacts to fish and wildlife. We negotiate up-to-date, scientifically-proven permit terms that ensure species protection from construction and production activities. We provide initial biological and habitat monitoring before your project begins, construction monitoring during your project, and compliance monitoring for years after project completion. We have worked with various federal and state endangered and threatened species and are proud to be a part of conservation initiatives that protect these animals and plants.

Services & Expertise

  • Wildlife Monitoring
  • Habitat Monitoring
  • Terrestrial,  Aquatic & Plant Species Protection, including
    • Federal & State ESA Listed Species
    • Other Protected Species (such as state Species of Special Concern)
    • Migratory Birds
  • Fire Emergency Management
  • GIS Data Collection & Mapping

SITE REMEDIATION & RESTORATION

From a permitting and compliance standpoint, a project lives on after construction activities have ceased. Many permits require site restoration and environmentally-sensitive O&M activities. Camas not only helps you develop restoration plans, tailored specifically to the project, but will be there through the implementation and monitoring process as well.

Camas also provides remediation services if you require pollution cleanup programs. We use up-to-date scientific methods and provide alternatives analyses to determine the best solution for your needs. As described above, we will also be there for any remediation restoration efforts.

Services & Expertise

  • Revegetation/Planting
  • Stream Restoration
    • Dredging
    • Bank Stabilization
    • Fish Recovery
  • Bioremediation
    • Phytoextraction
    • Bioventing
  • Mitigation Plans
  • Feasibility Studies

LOCAL PERMITTING

Camas has experience with City and County building and planning permitting. We have worked with personnel within all tiers of government to provide cost-efficient solutions that comply with land use ordinances and plans. Camas provides preliminary environmental assessments and ensures that those assessments provide firm ground for the permitting process. Camas keeps you updated throughout the process so that you have an informed experience and  achieve expected results.

Services & Expertise

  • Land Use Planning
  • Phase I and Phase II ESA
  • Environmental Reviews
  • Alternative Analyses
  • HUD/NEPA
    • Exempt Findings
    • Categorical Exclusions
    • Environmental Assessments
    • Environmental Impact Statements
  • Mitigation Plans

STATE/FEDERAL PERMITTING

Camas helps our clients maneuver through state and federal permitting requirements across the United States. Whether your project must comply with state statutes, like CEQA and SEPA, or has federal requirements, such as NEPA or ESA compliance or FERC Licensing process, Camas is there to ensure that permitting is accomplished efficiently and correctly.  Camas facilitates client and agency interactions that result in the shortest possible permitting timelines. By establishing these communication channels early in the process, Camas is able to develop permitting packages that are easily reviewed and approved by regulators. Both the client and relevant agencies are then confident that compliance measures meet the needs of all parties.

Services & Expertise

• California Lake or Streambed Alteration Agreements
• Regional Water Quality Control Board (RWQCB) Permits
• California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA)
• Washington State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA)
• FERC Licensing
• FERC Dam & Public Safety
• NEPA Compliance
• Field Monitoring
• Biological Mitigation Measures
• Incidental Take Permits (State & Federal)
• SWPPP Development and Monitoring

COMPLIANCE PROGRAMS

Camas knows that compliance programs are essential to reducing client risk. Each project comes with its own specific environmental compliance measures and that maneuvering through all of the regulations can be overwhelming. Camas identifies and addresses every regulation and potential obstacle so our clients are aware of potential risk and how to mitigate them before they become a violation. Our experts comb through every detail within compliance documents and establishes a deliverable outlining the exact measures for compliance. Camas works closely with our clients throughout the process and provides innovative solutions to meet all compliance measures.

Services & Expertise

• Endangered Species Act
• Clean Water Act
• Clean Air Act
• The National Environmental Policy Act
• California Environmental Quality Act
• Washington State Environmental Policy Act
• ISO 14001 Compliance Programs

SUSTAINABILITY & CONSERVATION

Sustainability: Camas assists our clients with sustainable practices certifications in the winery and green building industries. We provide an initial facility/site review and assessment to determine eligibility based on current standards. We then prepare the certification application and provide up-to-date scenarios to meet sustainability goals while representing your best interests throughout the process.

Conservation: Camas works with clients to meet their land conservation goals. From stream restoration, conservation land exchanges and easements, or simply the improvement of existing land use practices to be more responsive to current water and energy limitations, Camas is there to support your needs.

Services & Expertise

• Certified California Sustainable Winegrowing (CCSW)
• Sustainability in Practice (SIP)
• Low Input Viticulture and Enology (LIVE)
• Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)
• Energy Star
• National Green Building Standard

FEMA & HUD PROGRAMS

FEMA: Camas has the capabilities to assist FEMA during disaster recovery to swiftly prepare all required NEPA documentation.

HUD: Camas has a wealth of experience with HUD Grant Implementation. We have worked with personnel within all tiers of government to provide responsible entities with cost-efficient solutions that comply with NEPA standards.

Services & Expertise

• Regulatory Approvals
• Reporting & Filings
• Multi-party Agreements
• Environmental Monitoring
• NEPA Analysis
• Phase I & Phase II ESA
• Grant Administration Assistance
• Scientific & Socio-Economic Analysis

CONTACT US

Camas, LLC  |  541-227-5865  |  info@camasllc.com