Environmental Documentation (NEPA and CEQA)
Two acts have become the cornerstone of environmental planning:
- The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)
- The state specific California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA)
Currently, the majority of new development projects must meet some type of CEQA and/or NEPA compliance. The factors that determine the type of compliance needed are typically based on project type and funding mechanisms; our team at GEPermit will be able to help make such assessments and determine the type of compliance needed. We can also provide biological surveys and cultural surveys. Then, we go through the NEPA and CEQA process to obtain that compliance.
Achieving compliance for CEQA and NEPA is the founding services of our firm. As such, we have an expert understanding of the requirements, both nationally and within the state. We have worked to obtain compliance for a variety of projects such as:
- Renewable energy developments (i.e. solar, wind, and hydropower)
- Residential, industrial, municipal and commercial construction projects