Project Name:  FERC 3rd Party Contractor for NEPA Analysis

Summary: NEPA implementation, public scoping, and relicensing assistance

Client: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

Project Location: Nationwide

Services Provided:

NEPA Process:

  • Scoping
  • Alternatives Identification and Analysis
  • Cumulative Effects Analysis
  • Effects Analysis
  • Threatened and Endangered Species Consultation

Project Timeframe: 2004 - 2012

Relationship with Client: Since 1991

Client Needs:

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) required a contractor to assist them in implementing the NEPA process (scoping, alternatives, cumulative effects, and effects analysis) in support of their federal icensing programs for non-federal hydroelectric facilities. FERC has three licensing processes that result in eveloping a NEPA document that assesses and discloses all effects of licensing or relicensing a hydroelectric project.

Kleinschmidt Solution:

Kleinschmidt was selected as a subcontractor to FERC to prepare EAs, EISs and all NEPA documentation as art of FERC's licensing program of non-federal hydroelectric power projects. We prepared NEPA scoping documents and participated in NEPA scoping meetings, developed alternatives, and analyzed environmental, socioeconomic, developmental, and recreation analyses for NEPA documents.

Client Benefits:

Kleinschmidt ensured that the regulations implementing the NEPA process were met while assisting FERC on ore than 25 projects. The projects were completed on time and supported the decision making for the FERC, ncluding issuance or denial of project licenses.