NEPA, State And Local

The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and similar state and local level legislation mandate the evaluation of environmental impacts and performance of analyses to minimize or avoid adverse impacts to environmentally sensitive resources as part of project planning. Environmental documentation may include performance of environmental screenings as part of Feasibility Assessments; or preparation of Environmental Assessments and Environmental Impacts Statements during Preliminary Design. Analyses typically required for environmental planning include:
  • A comprehensive inventory of existing conditions; including vegetation and wildlife, wetlands, endangered and threatened species, water resources, air quality and noise, soils and geology, hazardous waste, cultural resources, navigation, coastal zones, socioeconomic resources, wildlife refuges, parks and recreational facilities and environmental justice.

  • Analysis of impact that project alternatives and/or the selected plan will have on these various environmental resources.

  • Description of measures that will be taken to minimize the impact of development on these environmental factors.

ASGECI is expert in the Environmental Impact Assessment regulations that apply to a range of different types of projects, including:
  • Transportation Facilities
    • Airports
    • Rail and Transit
    • Highway and Bridges
    • Ports
  • Utilities
    • Water
    • Wastewater
    • Energy Generation and Transmission
  • Education
  • Correctional Facilities
  • Recreational Facilities
  • Residential, Commercial and Industrial Development
ASGECI has contributed to and prepared Categorical Exclusion Documentation, Environmental Assessments (EAs) and Environmental Impact Statements (EISs) in accordance with NEPA. Many of these projects have involved coordination with other consultants in such disciplines as noise, air quality, cultural resources, and hazardous waste. Consequently, we are familiar with the other types of concerns that may arise on a project, how the various disciplines integrate in the NEPA process, and the weighing of the various types of impacts that must occur in order to select a preferred alternative.

We have also prepared EAs and EISs in accordance with N.J. Executive Order No. 215, the New York State Environmental Quality Review Act, (SEQRA), New York City Environmental Quality Review (CEQR) and local municipal ordinances.

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