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National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)

Castilaw Environmental Services, LLC (CES) has built a strong & well-regarded reputation for providing comprehensive environmental due diligence services within the commercial real estate, agricultural, & renewable energy sectors. CES boasts a proven track record in handling a variety of loan programs including U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) [7 (a) &  504] and  U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development (RD) [REAP, 9003, B&I, WEP, & CF], as well as conventional direct loans.

Services
  • Environmental Assessments (EAs)

  • Environmental Reports (ERs) for Categorical Exclusions

  • Natural Resource Policy Consultation & Documentation

    • Clean Water Act & Clean Air Act Compliance​

    • Coastal Zone Considerations

    • Cumulative Effects Analysis

    • Farmland Protection Policy Act Compliance

    • Project Development & Coordination

    • Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act Consultations

    • U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Section 7 of the Endangered Species Act Consultations

NEPA compliance is a critical component of any project involving federal funding, permits, or approvals. It is essential to work with a knowledgeable and experienced environmental consultant firm to ensure that your project is in compliance with all NEPA regulations.

 

Our team has extensive experience working with federal, state, and local agencies, as well as private industry clients, to ensure that their projects are in compliance with all NEPA regulations. We have the expertise and resources to guide you through every step of the NEPA process.

Contact us today to learn more about our NEPA services and how we can help you navigate the environmental review process.

NEPA Compliance and Reporting

NEPA compliance is a critical component of any project involving federal funding, permits, or approvals. It is essential to work with a knowledgeable and experienced environmental consultant firm to ensure that your project is in compliance with all NEPA regulations. At CES, we have the expertise and resources to guide you through every step of the NEPA process.

 

Government Guaranteed Loans

SBA Loan Programs [7(a) & 504]

The Standard Operation Procedures (SOP) 50 10 governs environmental due diligence required for each loan application. The type of environmental investigation & detail required varies with the estimated “risk of contamination” & includes numerous determining factors including loan type, loan amount, & North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code.

USDA Rural Development Loan Programs [REAP, 9003, B&I, WEP, & CF]

USDA is bound by the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) to document & disclose their consideration of the environmental impact that a proposed action will have & compliance is a critical component of any project involving federal funding, permits, or approvals. The level of environmental review required depends on the size of the project & the potential for significant individual or cumulative effects on the environment. Compliance with NEPA includes multi-agency coordination & consultation.

Conventional Loans

Conventional loans do not rely on federal funding sources. As a result, the extent of environmental investigation carried out is determined by the individual financial institution. Catering to specific environmental needs & preferences requires a knowledgeable & adaptable environmental firm. CES is well-rounded & well versed at creating custom reports that guarantee thorough environmental due diligence for every loan. Regardless of the level of review, CES delivers prompt & practical service.

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