Operational Compliance and Environmental Management
We are focused on providing effective interpretation and identification of activities required to maintain compliance, as well as establishing environmental management systems and processes.
Falkirk tracks over 2,000 regulatory and permit requirements for 10 mining operations in active compliance management matrices. These matrices are set up with automation to provide timely email reminders to responsible staff.
Falkirk works with mining partners to develop robust and effective environmental management systems, and has two environmental management system auditors.
Falkirk has supported dozens of notice of departure and operational permit amendments to keep work advancing when changes occur.
"This is by far the quickest approval I have ever seen. Utterly remarkable."
— Client on a recent mines act permit amendment
Kate is a registered Professional Engineer and regulatory specialist with 23 years’ experience in the mining industry. Kate’s experience was gained in mining operations, engineering consulting, and regulatory positions with significant time in senior leadership roles.
Natalie Tashe is a Professional Agrologist trained in project management and brings over 20 years’ experience in terrestrial environmental assessments throughout Western and Northern Canada in leading both Provincial and Federal environmental impact assessments, permitting applications, and environmental design and compliance for existing mine operations.
Ms. Arnold is a regional expert on mine permitting and compliance in the southern region of the United States with over 30 years of mining experience. Her most recent project was the successful completion of a 12-year permitting process for a large open pit mining project near Tucson, Arizona.
Laura Smithies is an Environmental Professional with over 30 years of experience serving the mining, oil, and gas industries. She has worked on mining projects as a consultant since 2018 providing the experience gained as an environmental professional in the mining industry. Laura has held roles of Permitting Specialist and Discipline Lead for federal, provincial environmental assessments and federal permitting (Fisheries Act and Metal Mining Effluent Regulations, Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEAA 2012).