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
While not making the headlines or evening news reports, recent changes stemming from White House Executive Orders are making a significant impact to the environmental review process nationwide. Here is a summary of the changes and what they mean to you.
Pam brings more than 30 years of experience in planning, conducting, and preparing environmental studies and has worked with public agencies and private developers on more than 200 small- and large-scale projects requiring State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA)/National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) processes.