National Environmental Policy Act Planner
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The scope of this contract is for the preparation of an environmental assessment (EA) evaluating, at a minimum, one action and the no action alternative. Other alternatives may be considered based on the results of scoping. The EA must be written in a manner that facilitates public review and understanding. The EA also must address Forest Plan compliance, including whether any plan amendments are needed and, if so, what they are and their effects (which may be the same as or different than the project’s effects).
The Forest Service will function principally as a reviewer, providing technical guidance to the Contractor regarding the issues, alternatives, effects analysis, and documentation to be addressed in the analysis. The Forest Service will provide input and guidance on the adequacy of existing data and studies, use of the most current available data and such additional matters as are useful to the prompt and efficient completion of the analysis in compliance with the applicable legal requirements. The Forest Service Interdisciplinary Team (ID Team) will provide critical document review at established checkpoints in the document production, including: issues and alternative development, Draft EA and Response to Comments, Final EA and DN/FONSI.
The Contractor shall furnish all materials, supplies, tools, equipment, personnel, and travel to complete all requirements of the contract, including performance of the professional services listed herein. The process would take approximately one year.
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