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Permitting large projects under the Clean Water Act in the age of ever changing regulations and policies requires more than a command of the law, politics, economics, and environmental aspects. It requires dogged determination.
– Andrea P. Gray

A Decade of Experience. A Decade of Results.

Andrea Gray has a decade of experience as an environmental consultant for large-impact Clean Water Act permitting projects including drinking water reservoirs.  Her experience includes:

  • Negotiating with state and federal agencies.
  • Managing legal and technical aspects of permitting projects including:  engineering, impacts to streams and wetlands, impacts to cultural resources, and impacts to endangered species.
  • Preparing federal permit documentation including:  alternatives analysis, needs analysis, joint public notice, and comment responses.
  • Preparing state permit documentation including:  water withdrawal applications, reservoir management plans, interbasin transfer analysis, watershed protection plan, and drought contingency plan.
  • Preparing and oversee project schedules and budgets.
  • Securing project financing through GEFA.
  • Land acquisition for both reservoir and mitigation properties.

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NRCS dam in Carroll County, Georgia that will be expanded into the 643-acre Indian Creek Reservoir

Representative Projects, Services, and Experiences.

She has worked on the following public water supply projects:  Yahoola Creek Reservoir expansion (City of Dahlonega), Bear Creek Reservoir (South Fulton Municipal Regional Water Authority), Glades Reservoir (Hall County), Indian Creek Reservoir (Carroll County Water Authority), Bear Creek Reservoir (Newton County), and the Beech Creek Reservoir (Haralson County Water & Sewer Authority).

DSC_0537Yahoola Creek Reservoir in Dahlonega, Georgia

Andrea Gray has also provided environmental consulting services relating to large commercial and residential developments.

In addition to environmental permitting, Andrea Gray has also successfully navigated FERC permit exceptions on Lake Oconee, defended EPA enforcement actions, acted as Newton County Environmental Court Solicitor, and overseen mitigation site selection/credit purchases.