NEPA Screen Reports are performed to identify conditions which would indicate the need to perform a NEPA Environmental Assessment (EA) Screening under 47 CFR 1.1307. Environmental database search and site inspections are performed as part of the investigation. Rox Engineering has focused and systematic approach to addressing Federal and state NEPA issues that maybe associated with a selected site.
NEPA Systematic Approach
- Field investigation by Rox Engineering Staff
- Determine if the property is located in an officially designated wildlife preserve
- Determine if the property affects listed threatened or endangered species or designated critical habitats.
- Conduct wetlands reconnaissance and assessments
- Determine if the property will jeopardize the continued existence of any threatened or endangered species or critical habitats.
- Database review of geographical information
- Including wildlife areas & preserves and national/state & local parks; wild/scenic rivers & trails; threatened & endangered species and their critical habitats; migratory birds; historic landmarks; National/State Register of Historic Places; archaeological sites.
- Research will be done to determine if the property will affect districts, sites, buildings, structures or objects, significant in American history, architecture, archaeology, engineering or culture, that are listed, or eligible for listing, in the National Register of Historic Places.
- Determine if the property will affect any Indian religious sites.
- Determine if the property is located in a flood plain or coastal zone.
- Determine if the facility construction would involve significant changes in surface features such as deforestation, wetland filling or surface water diversion.
- Conduct Federal/State governmental agency consultations.
- Submit a detailed report with maps, photos, and consultation letters.