Richland, Wash. – In December 2016, Mission Support Alliance (MSA) contracted with EAS to help the U.S. Department of Energy meet its objectives and obligations for public involvement in Hanford Site decision-making under NEPA and other federal, state, and local laws, statutes, and regulations.
EAS, working with Point Environmental, will prepare environmental documents that may include Categorical Exclusion Determinations, Environmental Assessments, Findings of No Significance, and Records of Decisions. The purpose of these documents is to analyze the effects of proposed infrastructure upgrades and construction projects on the Hanford Site in a variety of areas. These include but are not limited to, public and worker health and safety, air quality, water resources, biotic resources, ecosystem functioning, cultural resources, socioeconomics, land use, and environmental justice.
NEPA is the basic national charter for protecting the environment. It requires all federal agencies to use a systematic, interdisciplinary approach in planning and decision making for proposed actions that may significantly impact human health and the environment.