CEQA and NEPA REGULATORY COMPLIANCE

The California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) require disclosure to decision-makers and the public of potential significant adverse environmental effects of proposed projects and activities, as well as how those effects can be avoided or reduced.  

CEQA and NEPA documents  both evaluate potential impacts that a proposed project might have on people or the environment and addresses issues such as, air quality, health risk, noise, visual disruption, and construction impacts, among others.

Environmental evaluation under NEPA is required for projects that are carried out by a federal agency, require federal permits, entitlements, or authorizations, require federal funding, or will occur on federal land or Native American Reservations.

 

Environmental evaluation under CEQA is required for projects carried out by a California or local public agency, projects financed in whole or in part by a California or local governmental agency, or private projects which require approval from a California or local governmental agency.  

NEPA Process
  • Phase I Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs)

  • CEQA Initial Studies (IS)

  • CEQA Environmental Impact Reports (EIR)

  • NEPA Environmental Assessments (EA)

  • NEPA Environmental Impact Statements (EIS)

  • NEPA or CEQA Categorical Exclusions (CE)

  • Combined NEPA and CEQA reports

  • Prepare for and conduct scoping and public outreach meetings

  • Provide resource agency coordination

  • Provide coordination of technical studies that support CEQA and NEPA requirements

  • Prepare documents in accordance with applicable regulatory standards

Water Quality
  • Standard Urban Storm Water  Mitigation Plans (SUSWMP)

  • Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPP)

  • Water Quality Assessments, including   on-site water sampling

  • Stream bank erosion prevention plans

  • Groundwater (well) water quality    sampling

  • Erosion control plans and best management practices (BMPs)

  • Wellhead protection plans

  • Unified watershed assessments

  • Grant writing services for water districts

 ŸNative American Tribal
Environmental Program Support
  • Preparation of tribal environmental assessments, water quality investigations, watershed reports, well studies

  • Technical and reporting assistance

  • ŸGrant writing services 

  • Grant reporting and  administration

  • Compiling and analyzing publicly available and site-specific GPS-gathered
    environmental data to enable tribes to make data-driven environmental decisions

  • Prepare presentations for and conduct public outreach and information meetings

  • Prepare tribal newsletters and questionnaires

  • Develop and maintain tribal program websites

  • Secure grant funding to support the expansion of transit services to tribal lands

  • Reporting and administration assistance for public transit expansion programs and bus stop improvement projects, transportation demand management (TDM) programs,  ride-sharing, and programs to assist transportation-disadvantaged individuals

  • Tribal transportation safety plan preparation

  • FEMA emergency and hazard mitigation plan development

Additional Services
  • Prepare environmental documentation for hazardous fuel reduction / fire break projects

  • Solid waste pollution prevention, source reduction and recycling plans

  • Feasibility studies and alternatives analyses

  • GPS field collection of environmental data

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