Environmental Support

Environmental Support

We have played major roles in environmental assessment efforts for significant Federal and California projects since 1983 under both NEPA and CEQA mandates.

These actions have included missile system deployment, nuclear research and production facility development, offshore oil development, military base realignment and closure (BRAC), weapons system testing, land disposal, and housing development. Our efforts have encompassed the following:

National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Compliance

We have prepared all or portions of NEPA documents – environmental assessments or impact statements – for a broad range of Federal actions. We have likewise made substantial contributions to CEQA documents, including joint NEPA-CEQA efforts such as those required for offshore oil development in Federal waters.

Environmental Baseline Surveys (EBS)

These surveys establish the basis for determining if and what types of remedial actions may be needed to mitigate prior pollution. We have contributed to the preparation of environmental baseline surveys at many facilities.

Environmental Cost-Benefit Analyses

Analyzing environmental regulations is a critical field for applying cost-benefit analysis. These applications include both market and non-market effects critical to decision making. We have prepared cost-benefit analyses of alternative Federal actions affecting stratospheric modification (accumulation of greenhouse gases and depletion of ozone) for the US Environmental Protection Agency in addition to estimating social costs associated with regulation of agricultural pesticides and uranium mining operations.