NEPA Permitting

NEPA Permitting

Standard Procedure

The requirements to complete NEPA Reports for wireless towers can be very complex and often vary widely from state to state. Trileaf's standard procedure is to complete the required site visit and send agency letters within 15 business days of receiving a site. Trileaf performs preliminary research on the endangered species, Native American tribes, wetlands, flood plains, wilderness areas, wildlife preserves, archeological and historical architectural issues. This allows Trileaf to provide information on site viability prior to receiving response from applicable agencies.

Our Relationships Benefit You

The Section 106 submission of the NEPA is often the most critical. Trileaf has strong working relationships with the various SHPO offices. This benefits our clients because our submittals are fast-tracked and most likely approved without revision. If necessary, Trileaf can negotiate mitigation to accommodate your site location.

If your proposed site does encounter problems, Trileaf can complete an Environmental Assessment (EA) in accordance with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) requirements.

Cultural Resource Management

In most cases, when your project utilizes any state or federal funding or needs any state or federal permitting, the project is required to undergo the Section 106 Review process mandated in the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966. In the event that Section 106 Review is needed for your project, Trileaf can provide services to fulfill the research, field work, tribal consultation and state historic preservation office (SHPO) consultation requirements necessary to complete the Section 106 Review process. In an effort to streamline the Section 106 process, Trileaf has a Secretary of the Interior’s Standards-qualified Architectural Historian that can conduct the architectural assessment and review necessary to a project’s SHPO review.

Wildlife: Threatened and Endangered Species

In the event that effects to rare or protected wildlife is suspected, Trileaf can provide services to assist you in decreasing or eliminating the potential impacts. Seasoned Wildlife Biologists will conduct an assessment of the site, including quality of habitat and uniqueness. The habitat requirements and food sources of the potentially effected species will be compared with the availably of those resources at the site. If necessary, consultation with regulatory agencies can be conducted. Trileaf will offer suggestions of ways to alter the project as to remove the effects to the species, or we can work with the regulatory agencies to obtain necessary permits if impacts are unavoidable.