National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)
NEPA requires that federal agencies integrate environmental values into the decision-making process.
Since 1969, ESA has been assisting federal clients with meeting NEPA requirements based on science, policy, and planning. Because of our demonstrated understanding of each agency’s guidelines, our clients entrust us with their high-stake challenges. We deliver results that ensure legal adequacy and support agency decision-making.
We understand that compliance with NEPA regulations can pose substantial challenges and uncertainties, and we offer clients proven and successful strategies for navigating these processes. Our team charts a course through the environmental process, from project definition and development of alternatives, to impact analysis and mitigation.
We focus on integrating public involvement and agency coordination. Our team of planners and scientists analyzes potential impacts to the natural and built environment, while our editorial staff ensures that our documents are well written and understandable to the general public. We have navigated the NEPA review process for an array of projects, including energy projects and transmission lines, wastewater facilities, transportation projects, airport expansions, commercial and residential developments, institutions, natural resource habitat and restoration projects, water resources projects, land use plans, and recreation facilities.
Related specialties and services:
- Agency consultation and coordination
- Alternative development
- Bureau of Indian Affairs Fee-to-Trust applications
- Community engagement
- Content analysis
- Expert witness support for NEPA appeals
- Final EA/EIS, ROD, & FONSI
- National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) Section 106
- NEPA Categorical Exclusions
- NEPA Environmental Assessments
- NEPA Environmental Impact Statements
- Scoping & stakeholder coordination
- Strategies for NEPA programmatic and project-level documentation
The Center on Environmental Quality recently updated the “Citizen’s Guide to NEPA.” Find the link to the document itself, an overview of its contents, and what ESA does to help in public engagement in this story.