Environmental Compliance
& Planning Services

Working towards a shared vision of social, economic, and environmental sustainability.

CMEC takes an integrated approach to environmental compliance and planning, gathering expertise from multiple disciplines in order to fully assess current conditions and address environmental concerns. We then help our clients plan for the future to avoid, minimize, or mitigate natural, cultural, social, and economic impacts.

CMEC planners have Masters degrees in planning and have or are in the process of obtaining their AICP certifications. We continuously adapt to meet changing regulatory expectations and guidance for assessing the impact of infrastructure on the human environment.

Environmental Planning

Our planning team has extensive experience preparing numerous types of environmental documents, which are thoroughly researched and supported by quantitative and qualitative data including GIS analyses. Our clients also benefit from our expertise seeking the input of local communities and stakeholders, helping ensure both community understanding and regulatory compliance.

In this way, we work towards a shared vision of social, economic, and environmental sustainability.

  • NEPA Documents including CEs, EAs, EISs
  • Community Impact Assessments
  • Environmental Justice Analyses
  • Social, Environmental & Economic Impact Assessments
  • Urban & Regional Land Use Assessments
  • Indirect & Cumulative Impact Analyses
  • Transportation/Transit Master Plans
  • Planning & Environmental Linkage Studies

Specialized Environmental Oversight Services

Environmental Compliance

  • Construction-phase compliance monitoring
  • SWPPP development and weekly inspections
  • Archeological site protection and monitoring
  • Pre-construction and active construction Migratory Bird nesting monitoring and removal
  • Bat monitoring and relocation
  • Threatened & Endangered species monitoring, including marine mammals and sea turtles

Hazardous Materials Inspections

  • Pre-construction lead and asbestos testing
  • Hazardous Materials Management Plans
  • Environmental Site Assessments – Phase I & Phase II in compliance with ASTM Standards and CERCLA requirements
  • Remediation oversight

Geographic Information System (GIS) Services

  • Compliance and permitting documentation including collection, conversion, and analysis of geospatial data
  • Data sources include local, state, and federal datasets, aerial and satellite imagery, KML and KMZ files, DGN design files, and GPS data

Public Involvement

CMEC has decades of experience providing public involvement services for CEs, EAs, EISs, and feasibility studies in Texas. CMEC believes in the importance of clearly conveying information to the public in a variety of methods, providing fair treatment to all stakeholders, and seeking meaningful input from participants throughout the environmental process. CMEC works closely with project teams to help the public understand how environmental considerations must be addressed during the NEPA compliance process.

  • Public Involvement Plans
  • Language Considerations/Translation
  • Notice and Opportunity to Comment Coordination
  • Meetings with Affected Property Owners
  • Work Group/Stakeholder Meetings
  • Local Official Meetings
  • Public Meetings & Public Hearings
  • Virtual Public Meetings/Hearings
  • Notice Affording Opportunity for Public Hearing