Environmental Planning and NEPA

THE ENVIRONMENTAL Planning and NEPA division offers environmental consulting services to companies throughout Arizona and elsewhere. This division is also responsible for keeping track of the health and safety of ACS employees. Our environmental staff are experts in looking for innovative and cost-effective solutions to environmental challenges. We continually measure project performance against schedule and budget and make adjustments, if needed, to achieve our clients’ environmental, safety, and business goals.


  • Total environmental project management
  • NEPA documents and compliance
  • Biological assessments, evaluations, and surveys
  • Clean Water Act Section 404 Permits
  • Surface water assessments
  • River assessment and monitoring
  • Phase I environmental site assessments
  • Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans
  • Aquifer Protection Permits
  • AZPDES/NPDES Permits
  • Hazardous and solid waste program development
  • Geology and geomorphology
  • Applied fluvial geomorphology
  • FERC environmental projects/inspectors


ACS is licensed to practice geology in the State of Arizona by the Board of Technical Registration (Firm Registration 10188-0). Keith Scoular, an Arizona Registered Geologist (No. 33756) and ACS’ Chief Operating Officer/Corporate Secretary, is the qualifying party for the geology license. ACS has seven employees that are certified AHERA (asbestos) Building Inspectors and four employees that hold Lead-Based Paint Risk Assessor certifications from the U.S. EPA to work in EPA Regions 6 and 9. ACS also holds a Threatened and Endangered (T&E) Species Permit from the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS Permit Number TE068169-1). The USFWS permit allows ACS to conduct surveys for various T&E Species in Arizona including lesser long-nosed bats, cactus ferruginous pygmy-owls, Mexican spotted owls, southwestern willow flycatchers, Yuma clapper rail, and others. ACS also holds a Scientific Collecting Permit from the Arizona Game and Fish Department (AGFD SP751931).