Van Ness Feldman represents Central Pre-Mix, owned by Oldcastle, the third largest aggregate producer in the United States. The firm’s attorneys led the process for obtaining a Section 404 Permit for the client to establish a large gravel mine in the floodplain of the Yakima River. The firm worked closely with Central Pre-Mix’s in-house counsel and a team of consultants to prepare a detailed practicable alternatives analysis, wetland mitigation plans, and a cumulative impacts study to comply with EPA Section 404(b)(1) Guidelines, the National Environmental Policy Act, and state water quality certification requirements. Van Ness Feldman attorneys also supported successful Endangered Species Act consultation with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and National Marine Fisheries Service, obtained local environmental and mine construction permits from Yakima County and negotiated a License Agreement with the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation to construct an off-site mitigation project.