In the past several decades, energy demands throughout the United States and in particular, the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions have grown at an exceedingly rapid pace.  Developing new solutions to meet these demands has been central to the goals of each administration. Clean, renewable, and domestic energy projects along with nationwide initiatives to increase the capacity of antiquated grid and pipeline infrastructure are underway with great intensity.  A key element of critical path planning for natural gas and oil pipeline systems, on-shore and off-shore wind farms and LNG facilities, electric transmission lines and cogeneration facilities, and other types of energy projects is execution of environmental studies necessary to secure construction permits from the many federal and state agencies who may be involved.  Field investigations designed to identify archaeological sites, historic structures, and National Register-eligible properties must be coordinated with applicants, agencies, landowners, civil and wetland survey teams, Native Americans, and other stakeholders. Energy projects are extremely time-sensitive due to regulatory guidelines as well as the delivery and purchase commitments required to move them forward. Professionalism and depth of experience are essential components of the cultural resource firm providing the necessary services on any energy project.

Representive Project Types:
  • Section 106 Eligibility/Effects Documentation
  • Area of Potential Effects (APE) Delineation
  • Alternatives Analyses/Cultural Resource Screenings
  • Phase IA Literature Reviews and Phase IB Cultural Resource Surveys
  • Phase II National Register of Historic Places Evaluations and Testing
  • Phase III Data Recoveries
  • Reconnaissance and Intensive-level Architectural Surveys, and Visual Effects Assessments
  • HABS/HAER Documentation
  • Unanticipated Discoveries Plans and On-Call Services
  • Historic Building Assessments
  • Public Involvement Coordination and Consultation
  • SHPO, Agency, and Tribal (Native American) Coordination and Consultation
  • NEPA Documentation (CED, EA, and EIS)

Sample Projects:
  • Marcellus and Utica Shale Midstream Infrastructure Projects, Northeast and Western Region of Pennsylvania and Eastern Ohio. Download Project Sheet
  • Transmission Line and Substation Upgrade Projects, Northeastern, North Central, and Southwestern New Jersey. Download Project Sheet
  • Transmission Line and Substation Upgrade Projects across States of New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, and District of Columbia. Download Project Sheet

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