Over the past 15 years, Marstel-Day has helped our Federal clients satisfy the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). Enacted in 1970 as the umbrella statute integrating all other environmental compliance acts, laws, and regulations; NEPA encourages efforts that prevent or minimize impacts to the natural environment as well as promoting human health and welfare. We ensure our NEPA involvement creates opportunities to enrich the understanding of ecological systems and natural resources important to the Nation.
Marstel-Day’s NEPA EA projects provide data on whether the action could cause a significant impact on the environment. We help our clients understand the EA process and identify alternative actions based on our analysis of the potential impacts as well as consultation with entities involved with the federal action.
Our NEPA resource experts perform advanced analyses to support compliance with other important statutes, such as cultural investigations related to Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act and biological assessments related to Endangered Species Act Section 7 consultation. Marstel-Day’s highly skilled engagement specialists support agency coordination and in public involvement activities.
Marstel-Day staff have assisted our clients in successfully navigating the NEPA process toward the completion of over 40 Environmental Impact Statements (EISs) and 100 EAs working with 10 Federal agencies. The Marstel-Day NEPA team applies expertise in areas such as climate change, cultural resources, Geospatial Information Systems (GIS), water resources, and biological resources to analyze effects on these resources as a result of federal projects. Our efforts have covered a wide range of activities including current development and implementation of natural resources management plans, construction of a renewable energy production facility, restoration of living shorelines, and expansion of national veterans cemeteries.