Planning Phase

Environmental Planning & Permitting

Compliance with State and Federal environmental laws, including the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), can be a daunting task for project owners and their engineers. Raba Kistner, which has one of the leading environmental consulting teams in the Southwestern U.S., has successfully navigated complex projects led by numerous state and federal agencies. Our environmental professionals are highly-qualified and well-positioned to assist public and private clients with all Environmental Planning and Permitting needs.

Raba Kistner understands that providing Environmental Planning and Permitting services requires a multi-pronged approach, which involves using sound science to address natural resources, while ensuring regulatory compliance and ultimately, every project’s success. We are committed to excellent customer service, which extends to the entire project team and throughout the project duration.

Environmental Planning and Permitting Services

  • Clean Water Act Compliance (Section 404 Permitting for streams and wetlands) 
  • Ecological Condition Assessments (e.g. Texas Rapid Assessment Method - TXRAM) 
  • Environmental Impact Assessments 
    • Environmental Impact Document (EID) (TWDB) 
    • Environmental Report (ER) (USDA) 
    • Categorical Exclusion (CE)
    • Environmental Assessment (EA)
    • Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) 
    • HUD Environmental Review Record 
  • Indirect and Cumulative Effects Analysis 
  • Migratory Bird Treaty Act Compliance 
  • Master Planning Support (Ecological)
  • Presidential Permits 
  • Public Involvement/Community Outreach 
  • Threatened and Endangered Species Assessments 
  • Traffic Noise Analysis

To read more about Raba Kistner’s environmental capabilities specifically related to Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) projects, visit our TxDOT Teaming Resources page.

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