Energy

FCS’s integrated permitting expertise enables us to help our energy and telecommunications clients successfully meet their business objectives while navigating environmental and regulatory processes.

Case Study

LA-RICS CA PROJECT-WIDE MANAGEMENT

FCS is overseeing the environmental compliance process for the Los Angeles Regional Interoperable Communication System (LA-RICS) project. This includes authoring environmental documents necessary to facilitate the construction and establishment of a land mobile radio (LMR) system for first responders in Los Angeles County. The LMR Project would install, operate, and maintain LMR antennas and support equipment on existing or new monopoles and lattice tower support structures or on the rooftops of existing buildings at sites located primarily in Los Angeles County.

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We understand the unique and complex challenges that energy and telecommunications projects face. 

FCS utilizes its broad range of experience with solar and wind development, energy conveyance, water, and other infrastructure-related projects to prepare legally-defensible environmental documents and technical studies in compliance with CEQA and NEPA guidelines. Our commitment to responsiveness, effective communication, and a client-focused approach is the foundation of the high quality work which we produce.

Key Team Members

Dana DePietro, PhD, RPA

DANA DEPIETRO, PHD, RPA

Associate Director, Cultural Resources

Associate Director, Cultural Resources

Jason Brandman

JASON BRANDMAN

Director/Vice President, Environmental Services

Director/Vice President, Environmental Services

Select Projects

North Shore Solar Facility Project Archaeological and Paleontological Services

FCS’s mitigation measures included avoidance of the archaeological sites and surface collection and monitoring when in the vicinity of the sites. Following approval of the reports, FCS prepared cultural and paleontological mitigation and monitoring plans for the project.

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Valley Peak Telecommunications Facility Limited Archaeological Study

Geologic testing, consisting of two small backhoe test holes, was conducted in advance of the construction of the new Valley Peak Telecommunications Facility on Santa Cruz Island in Santa Barbara County. At the request of The Nature Conservancy, FCS delineated and staked a small study area encompassing both locations and prepared an archaeological field work plan for conducting an archaeological evaluation of disturbed soils.

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Biological and Cultural Construction Monitoring Services for the AT&T SR-127 Fiber Optic Project

FCS provided biological and cultural resources preconstruction and construction monitoring services in support of the installation of approximately 12.25 miles of fiber optic conduit and cable between the unincorporated community of Baker and the U.S. Army National Training Center (NTC) at Fort Irwin, California.

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LA-RICS CA Project-Wide Management

FCS is overseeing the environmental compliance process for the Los Angeles Regional Interoperable Communication System (LA-RICS) project. This includes authoring environmental documents necessary to facilitate the construction and establishment of a land mobile radio (LMR) system for first responders in Los Angeles County. The LMR Project would install, operate, and maintain LMR antennas and support equipment on existing or new monopoles and lattice tower support structures or on the rooftops of existing buildings at sites located primarily in Los Angeles County.

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How we can help

In an ever-changing regulatory and sustainability environment, FCS understands the challenges you face. Our highly qualified environmental specialists, energy management consultants, and technical experts deliver integrated, industry-specific solutions that move your project forward—so that you can focus on what matters.