Environmental Consulting & Engineering Services - from Concept to Reality

Environmental Compliance & Remediation



Case Study

US Forest Service
US Forest Service

ESS provides National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) compliance support for environmental planning, design, construction, and operation of federal facilities, projects with federal funding, and large projects subject to NEPA review.
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The transition from our Environmental Manager to ESS handling our day-to-day environmental compliance has been seamless. ESS has handled all our environmental compliance and reporting requirements and has kept us in full compliance of environmental regulations.

Alfred Canuel, Director of Engineering, Cranston Print Works Company

NEPA Compliance

hope-pondESS has extensive experience preparing environmental documents under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) as well as state environmental protection acts. Our staff have managed and prepared Environmental Assessments (EA) and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) documents under NEPA, Environmental Impact Report (EIR) documents under multiple state regulations and Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA) under international regulations. Our experience ranges from those projects triggered by the issuance of a federal permit to those funded by a federal agency and in need of a 3rd party EIS document.

NEPA Environmental Analysis

ESS provides a full range of environmental consulting and engineering services to support the environmental analysis required by NEPA. We pride ourselves on not only preparing technical sound and defensible environmental documents but also ensuring that the scope and level of environmental analysis is commensurate with the nature of the project or federal action. Our NEPA experience includes specialized environmental analysis and compliance assessments to address resources of concern including:

  •        Physical Oceanography

  •      Climate and Meteorology

  •      Air Quality

  •      Water Quality

  •      Birds and Bats

  •      Benthic Communities

  •      Marine Mammals

  •      Fish and Fisheries

  •      Essential Fish Habitat

  •      Threatened and Endangered Species

  •      Land Use

  •      Infrastructure

  •      Visual Resources

  •      Cultural Resources

  •      Recreation and Tourism

Comprehensive NEPA Environmental Documents

ESS prepares comprehensive environmental documents that describe purpose and need, evaluate alternatives, characterize the affected environment, and identify the environmental consequences associated with a proposed action. These documents follow Council of Environmental Quality (CEQ) guidance and guidelines, as well as the NEPA-implementation regulations and policies of various participating agencies. ESS also works with our clients to develop regulatory strategies, assist in scoping, and support agency consultations and public participation efforts. We have prepared a number of NEPA environmental documents including:

  • Categorical Exclusion (CX) Determinations
  • Environmental Baseline Surveys
  • Environmental Assessments (EA)
  • Biological Assessments (BA)
  • Environmental Impact Statements (EIS)
  • Findings of No Significant Impact (FONSI)
  • Records of Decision (ROD)

GSA Contract No.: GS-10F-0080W Environmental Consulting Services

ESS was awarded General Services Administration (GSA) Environmental Services Contract No. GS-10F-0080W in January 2010. The GSA Environmental Services Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) 899, streamlines the contracting process for agencies by providing a faster, more cost-efficient means to meet their environmental requirements.