The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) requires federal agencies to assess the environmental effects of their proposed actions and alternatives prior to making project decisions, and to involve other agencies, stakeholders, tribes, and the public in the decision making process. Storiagraph assists agencies and project applicants (through third party contracting) with navigating this environmental review process, enabling them to implement project plans on schedule in an environmentally responsible manner. We provide project management to ensure the NEPA process is implemented as outlined in the Council on Environmental Quality regulations, resulting in NEPA compliance that meets the scrutiny of the public, regulatory agencies, and EPA. The resulting NEPA documents comply fully with all legal requirements, present practical mitigation measures, and integrate permitting requirements under other regulatory requirements such as the Endangered Species Act or the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA).
Storiagraph facilitates public and stakeholder involvement in the process by designing and conducting public involvement processes to help agencies and project applicants develop relationships with communities, thereby enhancing resolution of environmental concerns. Storiagraph also specializes in conducting the cultural resources analyses required in NEPA and integrating the NEPA process with compliance with Section 106 of the NHPA.