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Environmental Update

DOI Updates Energy Development Migitation Strategy.  Interior issues Secreterial order on new migitaion 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 Draft Guidance issued for Consideration of the Effects of Climate Change and Greenhouse Gas Emissions.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 donates $5,000 to charity  - EMPSi  donated $5,000 to charity during our 2014 Valentine's "Spread the Love" campaign. Read more.

Energy Project wins CAPE Award. Congratulations to the BLM Arizona State Office! The Wilderness Society recognized the BLM's statewide plan for smart renewable energy development with their prestigious CAPE Award. EMPSi is proud to have worked with the BLM in preparing the Restoration Design Energy Project EIS.  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 2013 issue. Read more. 

Zweig again selects EMPSi for their Hot Firm List -
The August 2013, list recognizes the fastest-growing architecture, engineering, planning, and environmental consulting firms in the US.  Read more.

 

Contract Awards

Livestock Grazing EIS in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. The BLM has selected EMPSi to assist in the preparation of an EIS and monument management plan amendment for the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. 

Public scoping for BLM Oklahoma-Kansas-Texas RMP Revision.  The BLM has selected EMPSi to provide public outreach and participation services for revising this tri-state resource management plan.

Public scoping for Scoping for Oil and Gas Leasing and Development EIS on Public Lands in California, and possible Plan Amendments.  The BLM has selected EMPSi to provide public outreach and participation services for an EIS that will analyze the effects of hydraulic fracturing on public lands in areas of California.

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.