NEPA Training for Transportation Projects, Oklahoma
EMPSi conducted a NEPA training focused on transportation projects in Oklahoma. Participants included employees from Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT), regulatory agencies, and local governments.
Environmental Assessment for Travel Plaza Expansion, Pawnee, Oklahoma
EMPSi staff served as program manager for preparation of an environmental assessment for expansion of an existing travel plaza to include a casino for the Pawnee Nation in Oklahoma.
Environmental Assessment, Gilcrease Northwest Expressway, Tulsa, Oklahoma.
EMPSi staff served as program manager for an environmental assessment for a proposed expressway expansion in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Assisted in management of project, oversight of biological subcontractors, drafting of biological portions of the EA, Section 7 consultation with US Fish and Wildlife Service, and scoping meetings.
Third-Party Legal Review of EIS/EA Documents for the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Transit Administration, Western USA
EMPSi staff performed technical compliance review of biological resource sections of NEPA documents on transit projects throughout the west. Key issues included sensitive species, wetlands, and habitat evaluations. Reviewed supporting documents, including jurisdictional wetland delineation reports, species surveys, and biological assessments. Ensured all agencies consultation and permitting requirements were fulfilled, such as Section 7 consultation under the Endanger Species Act and Section 404 permitting under the Clean Water Act.
Oyster Point Interchange Environmental Support, California
EMPSi staff served as project managers for site investigation, emergency remediation, traffic control and long-term monitoring for a Caltrans project on Highway 101. Project ran 24 hours/day for six days each week over a six month period.