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NEPA & State Equivalent Compliance

JBR Environmental Consultants, Inc. has completed hundreds of National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and state equivalent environmental compliance documents on behalf of numerous federal agencies. Lead agencies and client proponents alike have acknowledged JBR's leadership in the preparation of Environmental Assessments (EAs), Environmental Impact Statements (EISs), Environmental Impact Reports (EIRs), and related documentation required for compliance with the NEPA. JBR staff have experience with state equivalent environmental compliance policies for California (CEQA), Montana (MEPA), and Washington (SEPA).

JBR’s multi-disciplinary, in-house professional staff includes botanists, wildlife biologists, range specialists, geologists, soil scientists, hydrologists, hydrogeologists, planners, environmental engineers, wetland scientists, geochemists, and air quality experts.

Our NEPA related services are comprehensive and include the following:

  • Organization of all forms of public scoping and public involvement
  • Handling of all required legal notices and publications
  • Preparation of project and NEPA process newsletters
  • Drafting of memoranda of agreement between cooperating agencies
  • Preparation of checklists and other documentation for Categorical Exclusions/initial studies
  • Coordination of Native American consultations
  • EIS/EIR preparation plans
  • Alternatives development
  • Impact analyses and development of reasonable mitigation measures
  • Cumulative impact assessmentincluding global climate change
  • Preparation and distribution of Draft and Final EIS/EIR
  • Facilitation of State Clearinghouse review
  • Response to comments

JBR has provided NEPA services on behalf of numerous agencies for projects related to:

  • Mineral exploration & mining (gold, silver, copper, silica, gypsum, beryllium, limestone, barite, phosphate, and coal)
  • Oil & gas exploration & production
  • Power generation (coal, gas, geothermal, hydroelectric, and wind)
  • Linear facilities (electrical transmission lines, pipelines, and fiber optic cables)
  • Communication facilities
  • Transportation projects (state & federal highways and railroads)
  • Landfills
  • Real-estate development (residential and commercial)
  • Recreational developments (ski resorts, recreational trails, and golf courses)
  • Community development projects (parks and downtown redevelopment)

 

NEPA and CEQA Compliance
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