EMC Planning Group has been assisting public agencies comply with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) since 1979. Environmental impact assessment requires a technical understanding of natural processes and how those processes might be affected by proposed development. Our goal is to provide thorough research and analysis of environmental impacts and provide complete informational documents for decision-makers on the environmental effects of land use and development proposals presented to them.

EMC Planning Group regularly assembles and manages a variety of other environmental specialists such as archaeologists, historians, geologists, hydrologists, noise consultants, and transportation and traffic engineers to provide interdisciplinary teams needed to complete environmental impact assessment.

EMC Planning Group has the in-house technical expertise to address the following environmental issues:

CEQA/NEPA Document Preparation

EMC Planning Group prepares the following types of CEQA and NEPA documentation:
  • Initial Studies / Mitigated Negative Declarations / Environmental Impact Reports
  • Environmental Assessments / Environmental Impact Statements
  • CEQA Noticing, NEPA Noticing
  • CEQA Findings
  • CEQA Guidelines Section 15183 Consistency Reports
  • Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Plans (MMRP)
  • Categorical Exemptions (NEPA)


Senior Principal