Larson Design Group currently employs a former West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP) inspector who can help coal companies understand the sometimes difficult permitting process, including the specific type and frequency of required reporting. LDG can help keep companies up to date on the current regulations and requirements.

Effluent limitations serve as the primary mechanism in NPDES permits for controlling effluent discharge to receiving waters. The coal industry is facing more stringent water quality based effluent limits. LDG can complete required sampling and in some cases can modify permits to decrease the frequency or limits coal companies must meet. LDG can also review treatment systems on-site or design systems that are able to treat effluent for specific parameters.