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Providing The Strategic Insight And Regulatory Expertise To Move Your Next Solar Construction Project Forward

ONE Environmental Group’s experience in environmental permitting and regulatory compliance can ensure companies that their next renewable energy project comes off without a hitch. Our team’s track record of established professional relationships at the federal, state, and local levels paves the path for efficient permitting required to jumpstart solar construction.

Solar construction sites require routine consulting, inspection, and maintenance, a process ONE can streamline.

While larger industries are often familiar with the permitting requirements necessary for new solar construction, smaller firms might not be. No matter the size of the company, ONE can navigate the permitting process to ensure everything is in place for construction to begin on time.

“Solar construction sites require a lot of permitting,” said ONE Environmental Consultant Jamison Clarke. “One service we provide is regulatory consultation to help the client along in the permit application process. Any permit negotiations or modifications that have to be made, whether it is with the local, state, or federal government, are areas we have expertise in.”

Permitting and plan services provided by ONE include:

  • Erosion and Sediment Control Plan
  • Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP)
  • Spill Prevention Control, Countermeasure (SPCC) Plan
  • Environmental Protection Plan
  • Environmental Site Assessment (ESA)
  • Health and Safety Program
  • Pre-Demolition: Well Abandonment, Asbestos/Lead Paint Inspection

Solar sites under construction require an Erosion and Sediment Control Plan and a Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan to be in place. Most sites under development have oil containers on site and require a Spill Prevention Control, Countermeasure (SPCC) Plan.

“ONE boasts several DEQ-certified and NCDOT-certified ESC Inspectors that provide third party Erosion and Sediment Control Audits to ensure compliance with applicable regulations,” Clarke said. “Our team handles erosion and sediment control audits, making sure best management practices are being followed and working properly. We ensure there’s not a risk to resources or any other potential compliance issues that can lead to a setback.” If any deficiencies are observed, ONE can also provide field personnel to complete BMP maintenance and repairs.

In addition to inspections, ONE reviews Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans and Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasures Plan to ensure that all required documentation is up to date and in compliance.

“We are a second set of eyes,” Clarke said. “Often plans need to be revised and updated, and we make sure that none of these items is overlooked.”

ONE oversees and completes monthly inspections of oil tanks and containers required by 40 CFR  112.7 and can also assist with state requirements, such as Aboveground Storage Tank registrations or Oil Discharge Contingency Plans.

ONE also offers a plethora of additional services, including GIS mapping and drone flyovers/inspections and will work with clients to meet any additional needs that they may have.

ONE can address all the environmental services required for solar construction sites and handle a full range of other complex environmental and health and safety compliance issues that go hand-in-hand with sustainability.