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Environmental Update

DOI Updates Energy Development Mitigation Strategy.  Interior issues Secretarial order on new mitigation policy to offset impact of energy projects on federal lands.   Read more.

DOI Streamlines Renewable Energy Leasing on Indian Land.   Interior Secretary Salazar announces final regulations to streamline leasing.  Read more.

Off-shore seismic tests rejected.  The California Coastal Commission has denied a request for underwater seismic tests citing potential harm to marine species.  Read more.

Climate Change and Greenhouse Gas Guidance Issued. Draft Guidance issued for Consideration of the Effects of Climate Change and Greenhouse Gas Emissions. Read more.

BLM issues guidance requiring multiple pre-application meetings before a solar or wind application will be accepted. Pre-application meetings help BLM identify stumbling blocks in advance of application review to smooth the application approval process. Read the guidance here.

USFWS and BLM Issue Guidance for Wind Energy Development and Golden Eagle Conservation.  The guidance is part of the agencies’ efforts to streamline the NEPA and permitting process for renewable energy projects. Read the press release here.

BLM issues Sage Grouse Guidance.  The Bureau of Land Management has issued guidance for immediate and longer-term conservation of the greater sage-grouse and its sagebrush habitat in 10 western states. Read more.

Experts: Former mines sites in SW U.S. perfect for solar-energy projects.  Experts said former copper and silver mines in the Southwest United States provide perfect sites for solar-energy projects as the tailings do not provide good wildlife habitat and infrastructure such as roads and power lines are already in place.  Read more.

NEPA to Consider Climate Change. New direction is forthcoming to all federal agencies requiring NEPA analysis to consider climate change.  Read more.

Federal Agencies Enter an Agreement Regarding Transmission Siting on Federal Lands. A critical agreement has be signed by nine federal offices that seeks to cut approval time off the normal Federal permit process and help break down the barriers to siting new transmission lines. Read more.

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EMPSi News

EMPSi 2015 Valentine's Spread the Love charity -- $5,000 donated!  - EMPSi   donated $5,000 to charity during our 2014 Valentine's "Spread the Love" campaign. And the winners please... Read more.

Inc. Magazine selects EMPSi as one of fastest growing private companies  -
Inc. magazine has selected EMPSi as one of the fastest growing private companies in the US in their September 2014 issue. Read more. 

Zweig again selects EMPSi for their Hot Firm List -
The August 2014, list recognizes the fastest-growing architecture, engineering, planning, and environmental consulting firms in the US.  Read more.

 

Contract Awards

Rio Grande Operating Agreement EIS - EMPSi was awarded a contract by US Bureau of Reclamation to prepare an EIS on the implementation of the Rio Grande Operating Agreement through 2050.   Read more.

Oklahoma, Kansas and Texas Resource Management Plan – The US Bureau of Land Management awarded a three-year contract to EMPSi to prepare an RMP/EIS for the Revision of this tri-state Resource Management Plan.  Read more.

Truckee Canal EIS – The US Bureau of Reclamation has awarded a multi-year contract to EMPSi to provide environmental services for the Truckee Canal Extraordinary Operation and Maintenance program.

Osage County Oil & Gas EIS – The Bureau of Indian Affairs and Bureau of Land Management have awarded a two-year contract to prepare an EIS for all mineral estate lands in Osage County, Oklahoma.

EMPSi awarded $60M IDIQ contract.   EMPSi has been awarded a $60 million IDIQ contract with the US Bureau of Reclamation.  Work under the contract includes environmental compliance and management, hydrology, ecosystem management, biological and cultural resources, climate change, and other services.

US Bureau of Reclamation selects EMPSi for Pojoaque water project.   Under the $4.28 million contract EMPSi will prepare environmental compliance documents for the Pojoaque Basin Regional Water System near Santa Fe, NM.  Read more.

Department of the Interior Awards EMPSi $9M IDIQ Environmental Contract -
EMPSi has been awarded a contract to provide environmental support to the US Fish and Wildlife Service and other Department of the Interior bureaus.  Read more.