NEPA established nationwide policy and goals for the protection, maintenance, and enhancement of the environment. The NEPA process consists of an evaluation of the environmental effects of federal actions, which are projects that involve federal funding or permits from federal agencies. Several levels of NEPA analysis can occur depending on whether a project could significantly affect the environment. These levels include Categorical Exclusion (CE); Environmental Assessment (EA); Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI); and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS).
Eco-Tech scientists have prepared all or portions of NEPA-related documents for a variety of clients. We understand that the NEPA process is intended to assess the reasonable alternatives to proposed actions that will avoid or minimize adverse effects of these actions upon the quality of the human environment. It is a decision-making process in the best public interest.
Eco-Tech has completed numerous environmental documents for transportation agencies, resource agencies, and federally-permitted private clients.