Regulatory Compliance & Performance Monitoring
Environmental regulatory compliance and permitting has become one of the most difficult challenges facing today’s industries and municipalities. Windward staff understand the regulatory decision-making process, from the perspective of both the agency and the regulated party. This understanding comes from first-hand experience implementing regulations and completing compliance reports, as well as from working with regulatory agencies, local officials, and citizen groups.
Windward addresses compliance issues using an integrated understanding of local, state, and federal regulations, regulatory thresholds, case law, and up-to-date scientific rigor combined with an ability to identify the objectives behind the regulations and develop a plan that meets those objectives. Windward staff have the experience to develop project plans that minimize or eliminate potential regulatory obstacles, rather than merely anticipating regulatory responses. Through our well-established, long-standing relationships with regulatory personnel and meticulous pre-application research, agency meetings and negotiations become open and collaborative exchanges of ideas and goals, resulting in a cooperative and efficient approval process.