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.
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,...
Nuclear Waste Storage Decision Poses Long-Term Public Health Risks
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission today approved a controversial new rule and Environmental Impact Statement regarding nuclear waste that could pose long-term risks to public health and the environment. The NRC’s new rule and EIS could allow utilities to keep dangerous radioactive spent fuel in temporary storage at their reactors indefinitely and bar any waste-related licensing challenges. The vote today follows the NRC’s work in response to a federal appeals court ruling, in a suit filed by NRDC and...
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...
Webinar: Recent Developments on the ESA and their Potential Impact for New Shale Plays
Cardno ENTRIX is partnering with Latham & Watkins LLP to present a complimentary webcast on key issues surrounding hydraulic fracturing and Endangered Species Act (ESA) compliance. “Recent Developments on the Endangered Species Act and their Potential Impact for New Shale Plays” will be moderated by Cardno ENTRIX Environmental and Natural Resource Liability Management Strategic Director, Neal Brody, and will feature expert speakers from Cardno ENTRIX and Latham &Watkins. Panelist Janice M....