The goal of the regulatory and environmental compliance practice is twofold:
ensure that environmental issues are given greater consideration;
detect and anticipate regulatory risk in order to secure projects.
If the environment is taken into account at all steps of project development, projects will become more relevant, accepted and compliant with the continuously strengthened regulatory framework project managers face. CITIZING helps you secure your projects, from design to implementation. Your timelines are optimized and the risk of appeals is reduced.
Our means of intervention
For each project, CITIZING mobilizes, on a transversal or ad-hoc basis, its expertise in regulatory and environmental compliance:
Identification of procedures and risks: identification of relevant procedures and associated risks (costs, delays, appeals…). A thorough diagnostic, it maps all procedures required before public dialogue, as well as impact studies, public enquiries and land management. It also maps all required pre-construction authorisations (unique environmental authorisation, exemption from jeopardizing protected areas, as well as urban and heritage protection authorisations).
Project management: optimization of study planning (technical, environmental, socio-economic), public dialogue, file preparation and inquiry. Our practice also develops monitoring tools (general planning, detailed planning, dashboards), ensures the follow-up of the operation and leads project revue meetings.
Regulatory analysis: regulatory advice, throughout the study and procedural phase.
Training: tailored project manager training (general or public dialogue, environmental authorisations, impact studies specific training; focused on urban planning, waterway or road transport). Our trainings are also time tailored, and can host from one to 50 participants.
Implementation of operational regulatory tools: regulatory monitoring, elaboration of internal procedure guides and standard files, ect.
Securing of application authorisation files: file securing (impact studies, environmental authorisation public inquiries, ect.), and regulatory requirement compliance verification.
Project manager support in negotiations with the administration.
For each of our interventions, CITIZING leverages for your projects our:
Detailed knowledge of applicable regulatory procedures and the best way of implementing them;
Operational nature: our recommendations take into consideration the operational reality of each project;
Ability to communicate and work with all levels of partners and stakeholders.