The 77th quarterly report on lessons learned in the NEPA process was issued on December 2, 2013. This issue of Lessons Learned Quarterly Report (LLQR) examines positive outcomes of the NEPA process. Featured articles include a review by the Office of NEPA Policy and Compliance of nearly 400 excerpts from questionnaire responses published in LLQR during the past 10 years regarding the usefulness and effectiveness of the NEPA process. An overwhelming majority of the questionnaire responses describe positive outcomes and illustrate that we can produce high quality documents that enhance the Department's decisionmaking and help protect the environment. The review concludes that the NEPA process clearly is making a difference. For more LLQR, click here.
EMPSi expands natural resources services in New Mexico and Arizona through $20 million contract
EMPSi was awarded an Environmental Analysis and Studies Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) with the US Forest Service, Region 3. The BPA contract enables EMPSi to assist the Forest Service in meeting their natural resource, forest planning, and NEPA compliance needs for all forests in their Southwest Region.
Huff & Huff, Inc. Joins GeoEnvironmental, Inc
GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc. (GZA) is pleased to announce that effective October 17, 2014, Huff & Huff, Incorporated based in Oak Brook, Illinois has joined the GZA Team. Huff & Huff is a multi-disciplined consulting engineering firm providing environmental, natural resources and compliance consulting services to the private, public, A/E and transportation sectors for over 35 years. Huff and Huff has a strong reputation for its expertise in natural resource assessments, wetlands and stream surveys,...
EPA Launches New Online Mapping Tool for Environmental Impact Statements
Today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) launched an interactive web-based mapping tool that provides the public with access and information on Environmental Impact Statements (EIS) filed with EPA for major projects proposed on federal lands and other proposed federal actions. When visiting the website, users can click on any state for a list of EISs, including information about the potential environmental, social and economic impacts of these projects. The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)...
DOE Awards Small Business Task Order for Technical Support to the Office of Environmental Management
The Department of Energy (DOE) today awarded a task order for technical support services to TerranearPMC, LLC of Exton, PA to provide Spent Nuclear Fuel and Excess Nuclear Materials Disposition Planning technical support to the Office of Environmental Management. A time and materials task order will be issued from the master Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (ID/IQ) contract with a $1 million value and a three-year period of performance. TerranearPMC, LLC is a small-disadvantaged business under the Small...
75th Lessons Learned Quarterly Report Issued
The 75th quarterly report on lessons learned in the NEPA process was issued on June 3, 2013. This issue of Lessons Learned Quarterly Report (LLQR) includes articles on recent guidance by the Council on Environmental Quality and Advisory Council on Historic Preservation to promote better integration of NEPA and Section 106 reviews, and on the Federal Highway Administration`s Every Day Counts intitiative to better integrate planning and NEPA. "Efforts such as these to improve NEPA implementation are indicative of...