Panorama routinely assists project proponents early in the engineering phase to fully define projects using our project definition checklist. Early and thorough project definition streamlines the CEQA, NEPA, and regulatory permitting review processes and avoids delays during construction. Panorama prepares environmental feasibility studies to identify constraints (including “fatal flaws”) and major cost items in permitting proposed development projects. Feasibility studies have included baseline natural resource surveys, environmental technical studies, agency consultation, detailed cost estimates, and regulatory permitting schedules and strategies. We conduct preliminary environmental technical studies for screening large areas for facility siting, and perform preliminary and detailed site assessments, which identify constraints and alternative site rankings.
Panorama works with project proponents and regulatory permitting agencies to ensure that environmental regulations and constraints are addressed in the early stages of engineering design and economic analysis. This approach reduces costs and avoids delays during environmental review and construction.