Programmatic EA for Modernizing the US Coast Guard, Nationwide

CLIENT:  US Coast Guard

US Coast Guard personnel aboard the latest generation Response Boat, Cape Disappointment, WA

US Coast Guard personnel aboard the latest generation Response Boat, Cape Disappointment, WA

FAST FACTS:

  • Fast-tracked project with high-profile programmatic EA and nationwide public scoping and review completed in under 6 months
  • Worked directly with Coast Guard headquarters legal and environmental staff to evaluate Coast Guard mission impacts and on-the-ground impacts
US Coast Guard Defender-class vessel providing security in NY Harbor

US Coast Guard Defender-class vessel providing security in NY Harbor

EMPSi prepared complex and fast-tracked programmatic NEPA documentation to meet the Coast Guard’s aggressive schedule for its proposed nationwide modernization program. This program is modernizing the command structure, support systems, and business practices to position the Coast Guard for sustainable and effective mission execution into the twenty-first century. The programmatic EA evaluated the social, economic, and environmental impacts on Coast Guard mission capabilities and site-specific Coast Guard facilities nationwide, including changes in personnel numbers and facility space.

We also prepared a strategic transformation implementation manual for use by Coast Guard staff that provided background information on the completed environmental processes, requirements for NEPA adequacy related to proposed actions, and discussed next steps for achieving environmental compliance for a wide range of future, site-specific modernization efforts.

I was in a meeting today with [Rear Admiral] Breckenridge and she was effusive about the responsiveness and quality of support provided for this NEPA effort. Kudos to your staff.

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