NEPA & CEQA Documentation
ECORP provides comprehensive management of environmental impact documentation projects, as required by CEQA and NEPA. Beginning at the initial project planning level, ECORP staff often work closely with agency planning and engineering staff or consulting engineering staff to determine the environmental constraints for the project so that they may be identified and avoided early in the process, if possible. We then determine and conduct the necessary technical studies to establish the appropriate CEQA document, prepare the CEQA document, and then assist the agency in mitigation implementation. Through our on-call and other agency experience, we have prepared documentation for Categorical Exemptions, Initial Studies/Mitigated Negative Declarations (including those following State Revolving Fund CEQA Plus requirements), Environmental Impact Reports, public noticing, Mitigation Monitoring Programs, Findings, and Statements of Overriding Considerations for projects throughout California. Our experience also includes the preparation of both stand-alone NEPA documents and joint NEPA/CEQA documents meeting a variety of federal agency guidelines, including the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (CDBG Grant Program), the Federal Highway Administration, U.S. Forest Service, and the U.S. Department of Defense. Our CEQA and NEPA document expertise extends to facilitating the public participation component of these processes. Our technical staff includes English/Spanish bilingual personnel, and we often include the English/Spanish translation of public notices and other public information materials as part of the environmental process. While our staff has experience in all areas of CEQA and NEPA documentation for many types of projects, our in-house resources make us a particularly strong asset for projects that may affect sensitive biological resources or cultural resources.