MINING & EXTRACTIVE INDUSTRIES
ERO’s team of experienced project managers and qualified technical and support staff has a long history of completing environmental analyses for mining, oil and gas, and other extractive projects. ERO assists a wide range of private, federal, state, and local clients with addressing challenges associated with project planning, approval, and permitting compliance to achieve project implementation. ERO’s repertoire includes leading all phases of the NEPA process and preparing analyses for EAs and EISs, preparing permit applications, preparing technical reports, and conducting site reviews and field surveys in support of hard rock, coal, and uranium mine projects and oil and gas development. ERO’s extensive experience providing environmental services on controversial projects in Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, Montana, and other areas in the western U.S. and our familiarity with the pertinent regulations and approval processes ensures that project delays and legal liabilities will be minimized. ERO’s technical team and trusted partners have expertise in disciplines applicable to extractive industries such as hydrogeology, surface water hydrology, water quality, geotechnical engineering, mine design, biology, cultural resources, and visual resources.
Mining & Extractive Industries Leads
Aleta has worked for ERO since 1994 and has experience in National Environmental Policy Act, Endangered Species Act, and Clean Water Act compliance. Her project experience includes highway reconstruction permitting, reservoir reoperation, water supply systems, oil and gas exploration and extraction, and mining operations. In addition to federal and state planning and permitting, Aleta has experience in local and municipal issues such as open space resource planning and management, watershed management and permitting, and County 1041 programs. In 2007, Aleta successfully established ERO’s Western Slope office in Hotchkiss, Colorado, and was elected President of ERO in 2012.
Nicole is a National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) specialist and has experience in environmental consulting, hazardous materials management, and emergency response. Since 1997, she has prepared environmental documentation and coordinated activities under NEPA for multiple federal, state, and local agencies. Nicole has led NEPA projects from start to finish; performing NEPA compliance for a variety of projects such as water infrastructure, mining, transportation, and natural resource management. Her training and experience also includes public involvement and meeting facilitation, and she has prepared transportation and visitor use plans and transportation master plans for federal, state, and local agencies. In addition, Nicole has managed cleanups at superfund sites and performed hazardous materials compliance activities.