Regulatory Services


Our consultants help citizens, industry, and businesses navigate the regulatory processes in Washington state by working with our agency partners to help customers understand the environmental review and permitting processes.

Contact us to see how we may be able to assist you with your project. An intake assessment may be appropriate during which the consultant gathers information. It is important to note that we may need additional information from you to provide further assistance. If you have specific questions or concerns about the environmental review and permitting process, we will connect you with an agency expert.

The following stories are two examples of regulatory assistance.

Helping Property Owners Navigate Permitting Requirements

Peter Templin is a homeowner and board member of the Lake Marcel Community Club. He requested permitting assistance to replace a slide gate on a dam for Lake Marcel, a small private lake. Consultants helped him learn what local, state and federal permits he would need.

Lake Marcel, photo courtesy of Peter Templin
The material you provided gave us guidance we would not have had otherwise. I am appreciative of your assistance.

- Peter Templin, citizen

Partnering with Local Jurisdictions to Help Guide New Businesses

The Port of Bellingham requested technical assistance to help attract a bolt and galvanizing facility to Whatcom County. Consultants provided information about the environmental permitting and other regulatory requirements needed to construct and operate such a facility.

The work you did was fantastic! I appreciate both the timeliness and thoroughness of the information ORIA provided. The company I am working with gained a solid understanding of what is required for their project to move forward. Hopefully, we'll be able to continue to work with ORIA in the future.

- John Michener, Port of Bellingham