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    WET’s team of opencut and groundwater experts can help you navigate the permitting process with DEQ and other potential regulatory agencies. WET’s opencut services include, but aren’t limited to the following:

    • Site Exploration/Drilling/Test Pits
    • Surveying/Aerial Mapping
    • Water Resource Assessments and Groundwater Monitoring
      • Monitoring Wells
      • Sampling
      • Aquifer Tests
      • Groundwater Modeling
    • Pre-application Meetings
    • Opencut Plan of Operation and Application—New Permits and Amendments
    • Limited Borrow Operation Application
    • Assignment Applications
    • Request to Modify Bonded Acreage
    • Phase I/II Bond Release Requests
    • Public Meeting Representation
    • Expired Permit Assistance/Re-Permitting


    Other Permits

    WET knows that most opencut operations require additional permits. We can help you with all of those needs as well! WET’s permitting experts have a proven track record with DEQ and other regulatory agencies, ensuring a streamlined permitting process. WET’s environmental permitting services include:

    • Sage Grouse
    • MPDES/Dewatering/Stormwater Permits
      • WET also offers Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) Preparer and Administrator Training
    • Air Quality
    • Joint Application
      • 310 Permits
      • SP 124 Permits
      • Floodplain Permits
      • Wetland/404 Permits
      • 318 Authorizations
    • Water Rights
    • Phase I/II Environmental Site Assessments

    Learn more about our other permit services.

    Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Survey

    WET also boasts one of the most experienced and advanced drone/UAV teams in the region. UAVs have many applications in opencut permitting and operations. These include:

    • Aerial Survey/Topography—great for planning/forecasting, annual production, slopes, surface water levels, etc.
    • Stockpile Volumes
    • High-Resolution Imagery
    • SHPO/Archeology—imagery can be used to help identify cultural resources
    • Permit Maps
    • Bond Releases—imagery can be used to easily show reclamation status

    Learn more about our UAV services.



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