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National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)

Kai Environmental staff have NEPA related experience in preparing Categorical Exclusions and Environmental Assessments. We have developed NEPA documents for projects funded by the Federal Highway Administration, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (under Indian Health Services guidelines), and Housing and Urban Development.

We also have experience in conducting the following work to be used as support documents to the NEPA process:
  • Wetland Delineation: Our staff is trained in both the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 1987 wetland delineation method and the Alaska Supplemental. We can conduct field delineations and develop reports for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers that meet their information needs in determining the required permits mitigation measures.  We have experience in completing wetland mitigation statement, as well as wetland permitting.
  • Phase I Environmental Site Assessment: Our staff has experience using the ASTM Phase I Environmental Site Assessment methods. We will conduct on-site visits, compile documentation, conduct user interviews and develop a report that can be used as supplemental information for making NEPA related decisions. 
  • Biological Assessments: Our staff has experience in developing biological assessment documents to determine the potential impacts to fish and wildlife and their habitats. We work hand-in-hand with local resource agencies compiling information to assess the presence of fish and/or wildlife resources in your project area and making recommendations for best management practices if your project impacts these resources. We can also assist you with Section 7 consultation under the Endangered Species Act. 

While Kai Environmental does not have an archaeologist on staff, we sub-contract to a qualified firm to assist with Section 106 determinations and consultation with the State Historic Preservation Office.  In many cases, our clients will also elect to contract directly with a firm of their choice, and supply Kai Environmental with the determination when it is complete.