I have two primary roles. I am the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) group manager for the Environmental Business Line, and I perform consequence analysis. NEPA applies when federal funding is used for a project. The federal agency or local sponsor of the project is responsible for considering the impacts of their actions on communities, human health, and the natural environment.
We provide our clients with support for NEPA regulatory compliance and all the NEPA-related statutes, such as the Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act, and Executive Order on Environmental Justice.
I specialize in consequence analysis for water resources projects. For example, when an agency designs a flooding or ecosystem restoration solution, they come to me to evaluate the benefits and costs of the proposed project to downstream communities.