CEHMM maintains an established division dedicated to providing environmental consulting services to industry for expediting permit authorizations regarding work on state and federal lands. These services include writing environmental assessments in support of applications for permits to drill (APDs), conducting APD “quick looks” in support of expediting APD submittals, trench monitoring, and surveillance in support of BLM mandates.

Environmental Services and Permitting

CEHMM can conduct reviews, assist with writing and submitting Application for Permit to Drill (APD), BLM Form SF-299, and Environmental Assessments (EA) to the satisfaction of regulatory agencies.

Services Include:

  • Conduct reviews, edit, and submit Applications for Permits to Drill (APDs) through BLM’s Automated Fluid Minerals Support System (AFMSS 2)
  • Liaison services for BLM, SLO, or private lands services
  • Negotiation and execution of state, federal, and/or private land permits and/or regulatory permitting and authorizations, including provisions and requirements contained therein, for realty and permitting services (e.g., rights of way and corresponding easements
  • Logistics
  • Preplanning (constraints analysis)
  • NEPA document (assist in preparation)
  • Expediting of agency, private land permits and regulatory permitting
  • Cave/karst reviews
  • Environmental Assessments (EAs)
  • Review engineering and drilling plans
  • Archeological ARMS reviews
  • Collation of information
  • Survey verification and conflict analysis through GIS
  • Right of way, trench, pipeline, and site monitoring
  • Industry development siting, permitting, and construction monitoring

Reseeding / Reclamation / Restoration

CEHMM can provide pertinent planning for site preparation and appropriate plant species selection for seeding.

Services Include:

  • Liaison Services
  • Representation to BLM & State Land Office
  • Caliche Removal
  • Natural Grade Re-contouring
  • Interim Reclamation
  • Extant Infrastructure Removal 
  • Erosion Mitigation & Repair
  • Custom Seed Mix
  • Reseeding
  • State-of-the-Art Equipment
  • Fertilization


CEHMM can provide BLM, SLO, and other approved surveys.

Services Include:

  • Raptor Biological conflicts
  • Infrastructure conflicts
  • Special Status Plant Species (SSPS)
  • Archaeology
  • Lesser Prairie-Chicken Surveys
  • Cave/Karst

For More Information

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Transporting reseeding equipment
Tractor with reseeding equipment
Before Seeding
Two full growing seasons
Four full growing seasons
Burrowing Owl
Owl's Burrow
Wrights Waterwillow is native to New Mexico
Rattlesnake in the Desert
Raptor Eggs
Baby Raptor
Cows grazing
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