Standard Solar Site Environmental Studies & Services
Alpha Environmental conducts environmental assessments at prospective solar sites in order to ensure that a project site is not adversely impacted by previous or existing environmental concerns. These assessments identify the absence or presence of wetlands or jurisdictional waterways, threatened or endangered species, historical or archaeological features, and any soil or groundwater existing or previous environmental contamination on or near the project site. The results of environmental assessments are used to aide the project’s design so that it avoids areas of potential environmental impacts on a site or even avoids sites where environmental impacts are unacceptable or potentially costly to address.
Our solar site environmental services include:
Phase I Environmental Site Assessments: ASTM E 1527-13 compliant and only conducted by Registered Environmental Property Assessors or an environmental professional as defined by the EPA AAI rule.
Wetland Delineations: Performed by qualified and certified wetland delineators’ who possess specialized knowledge for the unique requirements of utility-scale solar projects.
Environmental Impact Reports: Performed by Professional Geologist, Biologist, and environmental specialists.
Historic Sites Impact Review – Including State Historic Preservation Office concurrence
Endangered/Threatened Species Habitat Review – Including USFWS Concurrence
Archeological Site Review and Studies
Hydrology and Inundation Studies and Modeling
404/401 Permitting – Army Corps of Engineers and State Specific Jurisdictional Determinations, as well as project-specific permitting
CAMA / Special Waters – State and Special District project permitting
Alpha Environmental personnel are certified professionals in all aspects of environmental studies. Our staff includes:
Professional Engineers (PE)
Professional Geologists (PG)
Environmental Professionals (NREP)
Certified Wetland Delineators (USACOE Approved)
Certified Forestry/Land Planners
Trained/Certified Field Engineers & Technicians
Additionally, Alpha Environmental personnel receive internal training on how to prepare and present the reports, applications and support documents necessary to receive timely determinations from the appropriate regulatory agency. Whether it’s working with the regional or area United States Army Corp of Engineers, a state water quality agency, or a local soil and water conservation agency, we take pride in representing ourselves and our clients in a manner that helps to keep projects from becoming burdened with unnecessary oversight. Our work ethics and interaction practices with agency personnel ensures questions can be quickly addressed and plan changes are made with the projects best interest kept in the forefront.