Environmental Planning & Permitting
Kleinfelder’s environmental planning and permitting team provides a range of integrated services supported by natural resource and regulatory specialists who are well versed and experienced in National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) requirements, Endangered Species Act (ESA) processes; Section 401 and 404 of the Clean Water Act, as well as local and state (e.g., California Environmental Quality Act [CEQA]) regulations.
Our EP&P experience and strengths include:
- Preparation of documents for development, restoration, conservation, and rule-making projects
- Working collaboratively with clients, regulatory agencies, and the public to clearly define goals, objectives, and processes
- Application of extensive practical knowledge to ensure compliance with the latest laws, regulations, and court decisions
- Deep understanding of the development process from both policy and physical planning standpoints
In supporting clients and agencies through a regulatory compliance project (e.g., NEPA EA, FERC 7(c) application, CEQA EIR) we provide a defensible assessment of potential impacts and develop technically and economically feasible mitigation measures that minimize or avoid significant impacts.
Because we are a multidisciplinary firm, we can quickly address changed conditions as they emerge and still remain sensitive to the needs and requirements of federal and state agencies, while adhering to our clients’ schedule and budget requirements.