Deeper reserves…®

Mining solutions ahead of change

For decades, we’ve helped coal, aggregate, and hard rock mining companies solve challenges and keep their focus on continuing operations and investing in new projects or expansions. We’ve addressed both traditional and evolving challenges by integrating civil and geotechnical engineering design with ecological and environmental expertise. You can count on our professionals with decades of direct experience in the mining world to guide you through the regulatory terrain. Our combination of diversified expertise, the application of new technologies, and deep bench strength has led to the successful completion of a wide range of projects.

CEC is ranked at #8 in Mining among the Top 500 Design Firms by Engineering News-Record.

  • Compliance
  • Emission Inventory Development/Dispersion Modeling
  • Measurements & Source Testing
  • Permitting

  • Threatened and endangered species assistance
  • Aquatic ecology studies (e.g., benthic macroinvertebrates, fish, and mussels)
  • Stream impact evaluation and mitigation
  • Wetland and stream delineation, impact assessment, and mitigation design
  • Soil and revegetation studies

  • Refuse/tailings disposal design and permitting
  • Dam and impoundment design, permitting, and inspection
  • Hydrologic and hydraulic modeling
  • Design of stormwater handling structures
  • Erosion and sedimentation controls
  • Site layouts, including road networks
  • Geologic studies for greenfields/expansions/reserves
  • Geotechnical instrumentation and monitoring
  • MSHA-certified surveying
  • Stream bank restoration and sediment management
  • Port/Waterway management planning and development
  • Port/Waterway infrastructure, permitting, and design

  • Water quality monitoring/studies
  • Compliance audits and assessments
  • Environmental management systems (ISO 14001)
  • Client-specific GIS and data management interfaces
  • Mine subsidence investigations and remediation
  • Mine closure assistance and evaluations
  • Preparation of SPCC and PPC plans
  • Due diligence
  • Permitting

  • Water treatability studies
  • AMD treatment plant design (passive and active)
  • Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) studies
  • Pre- and post-mining water quality studies
  • Probable Hydrologic Consequences (PHC) studies
  • Surface and ground water baseline and impact studies

The demand for mined resources has never been greater. But as operating and political environments become increasingly challenging, mining companies need a partner who can provide the expertise and technical support needed to adapt in these changing times. As a leading provider of engineering and environmental consulting services to the mining industry, CEC helps uncover the full potential of an operation — across every sector of the industry. Using a results-driven approach that integrates civil and geotechnical engineering design with ecological and environmental expertise, CEC offers a full suite of services to support every stage of the mine life cycle. With decades of direct experience in the mining industry, our diverse team of consultants understands the challenges mining companies face — and are able to make recommendations from your strategic vantage point. In an ever-changing regulatory environment, we keep our clients ahead of the curve when it comes to compliance requirements and leverage our established relationships with regulators to streamline the permitting process. To find out more about our experience in the mining industry, we invite you to visit our website, or better yet, give us a call. We’d love to talk about how we can support your operation.

Dan Maltese

Dan Maltese

Mining Lead

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Mr. Maltese has over 35 years of experience and serves as the corporate leader of the Mining Market Group with Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc. (CEC).  As a consulting organization, CEC focuses its operations on market groups with support from all of the firm’s multi-disciplined practices.  As a market group leader, he is responsible for identifying trends and opportunities in the various Mining submarkets, as well as developing, implementing, and monitoring strategies and initiatives for growing market share and revenues. Mr. Maltese uses his 35 years of experience, along with market knowledge and long-term client relationships, to guide CEC’s activities in the Mining market. This includes focusing on new practices/capabilities, strategic new hires, geographic expansion, and business development initiatives.  Mr. Maltese is also responsible for assisting and coordinating technical capabilities, maintaining consistency and quality of work product, and identifying, hiring and developing necessary personnel across the company.

Mr. Maltese, a Vice President, has been with CEC since 2000 and has been a member of the firm’s Board of Directors since 2016.  Mr. Maltese recently served as the Pittsburgh Office Lead and was responsible for managing a 240-person office with annual gross revenue over $47 million.  Prior roles within CEC included serving as the corporate Ecological Services practice lead as well as the Pittsburgh office Ecological Services practice lead.  Mr. Maltese specializes in leading complex wetland and stream permitting projects, stream impact studies, water quality evaluations, wildlife habitat assessments, and endangered species surveys.

Employment prior to the consulting industry included the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection where Mr. Maltese was responsible for assessing and prioritizing known or suspected hazardous waste sites throughout New Jersey and preparing technical reports for New Jersey and the USEPA.  While employed with the Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission, Mr. Maltese evaluated fish populations in streams, rivers, and lakes throughout PA.  Mr. Maltese’s professional experience also includes positions with the U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.

Mr. Maltese is a longtime member of the American Clean Power (formerly America Wind Energy Association), Marcellus Shale Coalition, and the Pennsylvania Aggregate and Concrete Association.  He is also a member and serves on the Board of Directors for the Pennsylvania Coal Alliance.

What We Do

Multiple disciplines in-house working in a highly collaborative atmosphere leads to better-integrated solutions and more seamless project delivery for our clients. Explore the services we provide:

Scott Rasmussen
Christy Mower
Hard Rock
Robert Livermore
Hard Rock
Mine Tailings/Dams
Mine Tailings/Dams
Mine Survey
Mine Survey