Few events are as frustrating to officials and those directly impacted by natural disasters than the perceived bureaucracy and intransigence by regulatory officials that delay repairs. From the first moments of our response to natural disasters, we focus on the approvals necessary to undertake emergency actions. With key employees who held management positions in the regulatory community, we understand policy and permitting issues from the agency perspective. We are skilled at identifying the minimal requirements necessary to proceed and then assertively engage agency management to facilitate temporary actions. We also team with our clients’ legal team, as appropriate, to expedite the approval processes and minimize procedural challenges.