Merjent believes the key to preparing a top quality defensible Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) or Environmental Assessment (EA) is to dedicate experienced staff to the project. Merjent’s prior work on projects with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) as a third–party contractor, as well as coordinating projects with multiple federal, state, and local agencies, provides clients with valuable expertise.
Merjent’s resource specialists are knowledgeable about the natural resources across the United States and the potential environmental impacts that may occur during the construction and operation of a pipeline. This combination of experience and knowledge are vital to expeditiously assessing the environmental data provided by the project sponsor, identifying additional data needs (if any), understanding the issues raised by stakeholders, evaluating construction mitigation plans, and preparing the EIS or EA and supporting documents.
The key to Merjent’s success as a FERC third–party contractor is derived from the vast experience our specialists bring from working on behalf of project sponsors in preparing FERC Environmental Resource Reports (ERRs), supplemental filings, responses to FERC Data Requests, and post-certificate filings. Merjent’s specialists understand the complexities of pipeline construction projects and the demands associated with them from both the applicants and regulators perspective.
Merjent offers the following third–party analysis services:
- Environmental Impact Statements
- Environmental Assessments
- Biological and Cultural Assessments
- NEPA Compliance
- Expert Testimony