Developing Favorable Permitting Conditions

We take a strategic approach to each project with the intent to understand and respond to its specific environmental impact and regulatory constraints. Our strong reputation and working relationships with federal and state agencies assists with regulatory communication and negotiations throughout your project, and helps resolve issues quickly and favorably. We have broad experience with permitting for industrial, commercial, municipal, and institutional projects, whether for new construction/improvements or to achieve compliance for existing conditions. You benefit from timely and cost-effective strategies, engineering designs, and successful permitting. By anticipating and addressing permit requirements early on, we can:

  • Design and implement a permitting strategy
  • Develop schedules that work within the project requirements
  • Expedite permit acquisition, and
  • Maintain compliance with regulatory requirements.


GeoInsight has experience within the following permitting sectors:

  • Treatment of wastewaters associated with potable water production
  • Hazardous waste and regulated recyclable materials
  • Demolition of structures and utilities
  • Geothermal heating and cooling
  • EPA general permits/Notice Of Intents (Multi-Sector General Permit/General Construction Permit/MS4)
  • State general permits/Total Maximum Daily Loads
  • Planning board approval
  • Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans
  • Storm water monitoring
  • Low Impact Development


  • Source Registration
  • Title V
  • Environmental Results Programs (ERPs)
  • Comprehensive Plan Approval (CPA) and Limited Plan Approval (LPA) applications
  • General Permits to Limit the Potential to Emit (GPLPE)
  • State permitting programs
  • Massachusetts Public Waterfront Act (Chapter 91)
  • Notice of Intent (NOI)
  • Request for Determination of Applicability
  • Major and minor permits


  • New Source Development


  • Operation and Maintenance Plans
  • Sampling and monitoring plans
  • Modification Permits
  • Industrial discharge permit application/ POTW approval
  • Non-contact cooling water permit applications
  • Underground injection registration/permitting
  • NPDES permitting
  • State sewer connection permits
  • Discharge compliance sampling and support
  • Indoor air
  • Ground water, and
  • Surface water


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Featured Case Study

Microfilm Processor Facility: Permitting

GeoInsight has provided permitting assistance to a microfilm processor with on site waste treatment needs, assisting them in all phases of the permitting project. Additionally, GeoInsight provided design assistance with the selection and procurement of the wastewater treatment process/equipment.