Telecommunications have become a lifeline in today’s world. As societies around the globe become even more interconnected, wireless providers must respond rapidly to meet demand and stay relevant. As a result, an accelerated and continuous approach is necessary to expand networks and upgrade facilities. In a heavily regulated industry, this isn’t always easy. However, when partnering with HELIX Environmental Planning, telecommunications clients receive the expert guidance necessary to navigate complicated regulations and requirements.
Extensive Environmental Compliance Expertise
We manage early planning documentation, environmental regulatory processes, and documentation requirements for compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). HELIX provides thorough and efficient compliance services to minimize environmental risks, keep projects on a fast track, and reduce future costs.
HELIX brings over 20 years of regulatory compliance expertise providing an in-depth understanding of the complexities of working with federal, state and local agencies including the Federal Communication Commission (FCC), and State Historical Preservation Officer (SHPO). We are experts in environmental planning and permitting services for cell phone towers and telecommunication infrastructure as it relates to NEPA, Endangered Species Act, Migratory Bird Protection Act, National Historic Preservation Act, and CEQA.
A Full-Range of Services
We provide a full range of compliance services to the telecommunications industry, including:
- Phase I and Phase II environmental site assessments
- Cultural resource management
- Record searches, archival literature review, surveys, testing, and monitoring
- Architectural Evaluations for National Register of Historic Places
- Section 106 New Tower/Collocation Submission (Forms 620/621 Submission Packet)
- Local/State/Federal agency consultation
- Native American consultation and Tower Construction Notification System (TCNS)
- Historic contexts and land use studies, Historic American Building Survey/Historic
- American Engineering Record recordation
- Biological resource management
- Biological impact analysis
- Focused species surveys and monitoring
- Arborist surveys and studies
- Wetland delineations
- Noise/acoustical studies
- Asbestos/lead based paint sampling
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