Our planners and scientists work closely with clients to identify the appropriate environmental regulators and implement an agency coordination strategy that identifies and addresses all applicable environmental permitting and legal requirements.. Our team is experienced in researching and evaluating complex natural resource and socioeconomic issues related to land use, wetlands, vegetation, wildlife, transportation, noise, environmental justice, and more and in developing targeted mitigation measures to address potential impacts. Our product is a defensible document, permit, or plan tailored to address the project’s requirements and enable our client to effectively pursue their mission.
Environmental Resources & Compliance Services
- Disaster recovery environmental compliance
- NEPA documents
- NEPA supporting studies and public involvement
- Endangered Species Act consultation
- Wetland delineations and permitting
- Environmental permitting
- Stormwater compliance and planning
- ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems (EMS) Conformance and Auditing
Louisiana Recovery Office
In support of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Louisiana Recovery Office, Acclivity Associates provides environmental compliance expertise for the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program. Acclivity prepares National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documents, i.e. Categorical Exclusions (CATEX) and Records of Environmental Consideration (REC), Environmental Assessments (EA), and Environmental Impact Statements (EIS). Examples of Hazard Mitigation Grant Program projects are building, roadway, and facility elevations; building acquisitions/demolitions; stormwater drainage infrastructure improvements; and greenscaping retrofits of existing pavements.
Acclivity supports FEMA in all aspects the NEPA process, from the development of alternatives and consultation with applicable regulatory agencies, to the signature on a decision document. We effectively and clearly provide environmental and socioeconomic subject matter expertise, conduct site visits to review project proposals, and perform environmental analysis to ensure the decision maker has the details necessary to make an informed decision. We evaluate and synthesize data from previous projects, provide structured review and comments on project deliverables, and ensure that results and recommendations conform to FEMA policy.