Environmental

Construction within FEMA Floodways and Floodplains – Things to Keep in Mind

By |2018-11-02T08:18:50+00:00October 18th, 2018|Tags: , , , |

During the planning phase of any construction project, it is imperative to verify if a project is located within an area identified as a regulated floodway or floodplain as defined by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Most construction activities within a regulated floodway or floodplain require coordination with FEMA and the local Floodplain [...]

Celebrating 25 Years with DeCA

By |2018-09-14T15:42:36+00:00May 31st, 2018|Tags: , , , |

RS&H is celebrating a 25 year partnership with the Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Defense. The agency operates almost 250 commissaries worldwide, providing food and other products to servicemen and women, military retirees and their families. “Our relationship with DeCA is unique in the fact that we have [...]

Lengel Appointed to AAAE Committee Vice Chair

By |2018-09-17T19:10:40+00:00May 18th, 2018|Tags: , , , , |

RS&H Vice President John Lengel has been appointed to Vice Chair of the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) Environmental Services Committee. The committee provides support to AAAE members on environmental issues and communicates the membership’s positions to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and other federal or state agencies. The committee [...]

RS&H Hires Goetz as Senior Environmental Specialist for Aviation Practice

By |2018-09-17T19:22:29+00:00May 1st, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

RS&H, one of the leading architecture, engineering and consulting firms in the nation, has hired Brent Goetz as Senior Aviation Environmental Specialist and Project Manager. Goetz brings nearly 15 years of environmental experience, including four years of brownfield remediation and ecological assessment consulting and more than 10 years of regulatory compliance assurance working with [...]

Blue Carbon and Sequestration

By |2018-11-02T08:21:23+00:00April 12th, 2018|Tags: , , , |

Purposeful, anthropogenic carbon sequestration is a fairly recent endeavor to mitigate carbon releases from industrial processes. The theory is that, by actively removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, the effects of manmade climate change can be reduced. This is not only seen as a necessity for general global health, but also as a [...]

New USACE Fort Worth District Mitigation Banking Guidelines: Public Comments Due Feb. 9

By |2018-11-02T08:20:56+00:00January 30th, 2018|Tags: , , , |

Hello loyal readers of the Ecological Resource News! This month’s addition comes a bit early as we have a new set of regulatory guidelines regarding mitigation banking in Texas, and we wanted to provide our readers the opportunity to read, discuss, and possibly submit comments. Check out the guidelines for comments, and click below to read my column.

Wetland Mitigation and No Net Loss – Apples to Apples?

By |2018-11-02T08:22:02+00:00November 30th, 2017|Tags: , , , |

Does the use of wetland mitigation to offset unavoidable impacts to wetland resources always result in no net loss? The initial consensus is, generally, yes. However, I would argue to a large degree this is not the case. But, before we delve further into the question, let’s first continue with a brief history. [...]

Lengel Leads New RS&H Aviation Services

By |2018-09-11T23:17:21+00:00July 18th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

RS&H has a new aviation service group and a new leader to run it. The new Environmental Stewardship and Resiliency Service Group will build on the existing consulting services RS&H provides, including its aviation planning and environmental planning services. The new service group will focus on aviation-specific environmental compliance and sustainability issues facing the [...]

Could changes in Washington affect Section 404 permitting?

By |2018-11-02T08:21:49+00:00April 17th, 2017|Tags: , , , |

Getting Section 404 permit approval from US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is a process that can take up to 3 years. A process that requires federal and state interagency coordination to review hundreds of pages of permit applications that are opened for public comment, all while running on lousy coffee. Now, imagine the process with 20 percent less staff.