Meade Gunnell utilizes SEDCAD computer model techniques for sediment removals to estimate TSS removal. Therefore, our storm water designs can be customized even beyond the BMPs noted above.
One alternative to BMP design is a Biorention Area (sometimes referred to as Rain Gardens) which can be considered as an alternate retention facilities for treatment of low run-off flow rates. Typically they are designed to mimic forested BMPs that naturally control hydrology through infiltration and evapotranspiration. Attached is a typical plan and design information for bioretention water quality treatment and Skimmer Systems that could be used in the mining industry.
Clean Water Act
Our serviceswith regard to Sections 404 and 401 of the Clean Water Act include:
·Threatened and Endangered Species Surveys and Studies
·Ecological and Biotic Community Studies
·Wetland and Stream Delineation
·Wetland, Stream, and Buffer Permitting
·Wetland Mitigation Site Planning, Design, and Construction Oversight
·Stream Biological Monitoring
·Stream Mitigation Site Planning, Design, and Construction Oversight
Clean Coal Technology
The Environmental Protetction Agency (EPA) and state regulatory standards govern economic expansion and management of our industries. MEADE GUNNELL has completed environmental site assessments and air permits for more than 300 projects throughout the U.S. These audits range in scope depending on each client's requirements and what data is generated.