Mark Van Dyne

Mark Van Dyne
Vice President/Marketing Director
Email Mark
P: 816-822-4343
F: 816-822-3434

Putting Your Best Environmental Foot Forward

Putting Your Best Environmental Foot Forward

In an ever-changing environmental world, you need to stay on the environmental edge, ready to respond to new conditions, regulations and situations.

The Burns & McDonnell Environmental Studies & Permitting Group has provided professional environmental services since the early 1970s, performing environmental and permitting studies throughout the U.S. and internationally.

Our multidisciplinary staff is trained and active in the environmental community to satisfy your present and future needs.

Focus on Solutions

Our environmental scientists work as a team with our engineering staff to find practical and cost-effective solutions for our clients. To best serve your interests, we know and understand the most current versions of the environmental regulations that affect your projects. Additionally, we build solid working relationships with regulatory agencies, which improve agency response and facilitate the environmental review process.

In an ever-changing environmental world, these characteristics enable us — and you — to stay on the environmental edge.

Environmental Studies & Permitting Services
— for All Projects, All Places

  • Air and noise
    • Air dispersion modeling
    • Permitting
    • Noise
    • Ambient air quality
    • Meteorology
    • Compliance
  • Aquatic services
    • Aquatic ecological surveys
    • 316(a) 
    • 316(b)
    • Fisheries surveys
    • Discharge plume
    • Water quality
    • Water resource studies
    • Hydrologic studies
  • Construction and environmental monitoring
    • Permit compliance
    • Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) management
    • Cultural resources
    • Protected species
    • Wetlands
    • Erosion and sediment control
    • Biological monitoring
    • Restoration and mitigation
    • Tablet PCs and data management
  • Cultural resources

    • Architectural evaluations
    • Historic/prehistoric investigations
    • Section 106 consultation
  • Ecological services
    • Biological studies
    • Habitat assessments
    • Terrestrial biological surveys
    • Threatened and endangered species surveys
    • Protected species
    • Vegetation surveys
    • Avian protection plans
  • Electrical transmission line routing
    • State licensing and siting
    • Expert witness testimony
    • Public involvement
    • GIS mapping
  • Erosion and sediment control
    • NPDES permitting
    • Stormwater pollution prevention plans (SWPPPs)
    • Installation and maintenance of erosion and sediment controls
    • Field inspections
  • Lake management
    • Watershed assessments
    • Stream and channel bank erosion surveys
    • Lake assessments and surveys
    • Lake management plans, system designs and implementation
  • Land and right-of-way acquisition
    • Title search and review
    • Access permissions
    • Survey and legal descriptions
    • Land valuation studies
    • Encroachment management
    • Easement and plat preparation
    • Negotiation and acquisition
    • Eminent domain support
    • Construction damages resolution
    • Capacity augmentation
  • NEPA studies
    • Environmental assessments
    • Environmental impact statements
    • Socioeconomic assessments
    • Land use studies
  • Stakeholder management 
    • Strategic planning
    • Communications management
    • Stakeholder analysis
    • Risk assessment
    • Regulatory affairs
    • Public involvement
    • Media relations
    • Collateral development
    • Project event planning
    • Construction liaison and support
  • Wetlands
    • Wetland delineation and permitting
    • Design-build
    • Construction management
    • Wetland and stream mitigation
    • Wetland monitoring
    • Alternatives analysis

 

  • Federal government
  • Electrical transmission lines
  • Electrical generating facilities
  • Oil and gas pipeline
  • Renewables
  • Transportation
  • State and local government
  • Private and industrial
  • Railroad

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