Environmental Review and Permitting
The Calladium Group performs technical analyses to support preparation of environmental impact statements (EIS) and environmental assessments (EA). We are leaders in environmental reviews conducted in accordance with the federal National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), New York State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA), New York City Environmental Quality Review (CEQR), and New Jersey Executive Order No. 215 (NJ EO215), as well as compliance with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), Section 4(f) of the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) Act, and other regulations. The firm has extensive experience securing federal, state, and local permits, including but not limited to approvals pertaining to natural resources and historic resources. We are often retained to serve as environmental and permitting experts for value engineering studies, and to conduct independent peer reviews of ongoing environmental studies.
Project Management and Coordination
Big infrastructure and development projects are demanding, and often fast-paced. Our clients seek our support in ensuring projects are delivered on-time and within budget, while maintaining an exceptional level of quality on each task. The Calladium Group excels at interdisciplinary project coordination—facilitating efficient and effective meetings, promoting timely information exchange, preparing concise and accurate records of meetings and decision-points, and tracking action items to promote follow-through with technical task leaders. Our staff provides technical editing and quality control services to ensure consistency among reports and across disciplines.
Too often, project schedules are delayed because public outreach and agency coordination are treated as an afterthought. The essential task of stakeholder engagement is pivotal to The Calladium Group’s approach towards project delivery. We assist our clients in developing consensus-based mitigation plans, which incorporate direct feedback from robust community and stakeholder programs while respecting engineering, logistical, and budgetary constraints. Our team is frequently selected to manage public hearings and comment periods for controversial projects, coordinate interagency reviews, prepare and deliver public and agency presentations, and mediate resolution of outstanding issues. We have successfully negotiated mitigation plans with a diverse spectrum of stakeholders—from environmental justice communities and civic organizations to mariners’ associations and railway historical societies. Our community engagement programs and STEM educational partnerships have garnered positive media attention.