ECMS has conducted multiple Environmental Assessments (EA’s) and categorical exclusions (CE’s) for federally funded or permitted projects on behalf of various state, federal and industrial clients. Each ecological study completed has included the evaluation of the following issues as required:
- Agency Coordination
- Alternatives Analysis
- Socioeconomic Analysis
- Environmental Justice
- Habitat Analysis
- Traffic Noise Analysis
- Air Quality Analysis
- Hazardous Materials
- Agency Clearances/Permitting
ECMS has also completed many environmental baseline studies to assist in environmental planning efforts.
Ecological Risk Assessments
ECMS has completed multiple ecological risk assessments to support Affected Property Assessment projects under the Texas Risk Reduction Program. Tasks included:
- Conceptual model development
- Complete exposure pathways
- Review of scientific literature to quantify toxicity and
- Calculating risk estimates and ecological protective concentration levels (PCLs)
Threatened and Endangered Species Studies/Surveys
ECMS conducts threatened and endangered species surveys as a component of the NEPA process.
- Early agency coordination with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and state regulatory agency is conducted prior to the field reconnaissance.
- If listed species or their critical habitat is observed, findings are coordinated with the client and state/federal agency to ensure proper measures are taken to protect the resource.
- All measures proposed are compliant with Section 7 of the Endangered Species Act with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.