Most NEPA and CEQA projects Transcon works on require some level of public involvement. We routinely develop public participation plans that may involve mailings, community postings, public hearings, open houses, and methodology for collecting and processing comments received. In the past year, we have successfully run virtual public meetings with both agencies and the public.
Our staff have managed thousands of public comments, some upwards of 200 pages per comment, and have been an expert witness for controversial projects. We understand how to communicate with the public and respond to concerns raised by a broad group of people. Our services also include posting NEPA documents for public review, including formatting them for Section 508 compliance.
In addition to public scoping under NEPA and CEQA, Transcon assists in project planning or issues scoping (e.g., siting or routing) that require less formal public involvement or community engagement. When helping utilities address wildfire risk, working locally and listening to communities is especially essential to successful project and resource management.