Wireless Environmental Services

Since 1997, AARCHER has provided the wireless industry with a full range of environmental compliance, conservation & planning, and prevention & sustainability consulting services for both proposed and existing telecommunications installations.  During the past 17 years, AARCHER has been selected for more than 3,500 assignments by a growing group of clients seeking help in meeting environmental management and compliance goals.

As part of its current work, AARCHER is preparing numerous Phase I Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs) and National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) analyses for proposed actions nationwide.  AARCHER routinely performs Phase I site assessments and field studies to provide supporting data necessary for sound environmental management and educated business decisions.  Aarcher’s experience with NEPA, and in performing multimedia assessments for telecommunications sector clients nationwide, provides a solid foundation for understanding the roles of Federal agencies, state governments, local regulators, and non-government organizations (NGOs) in maintaining compliance with established regulations.

For additional information regarding these capabilities or pricing, please contact Jason Los at (410) 897-9100 x108.

Phase I/Phase II Services

AARCHER’s Phase I Environmental Site Assessment and Phase II Site Investigation Services are performed in accordance with established ATSM E1527-13 and ASTM E1903-11 guidelines.  Phase I and Phase II capabilities include:

  • Participationin the initial project design visit for early identification of potential
    environmental concerns
  • Comprehensive records search and review
  • Property reconnaissance by trained and experienced staff
  • Site interviews with key personnel
  • Accurate, concise, and timely reporting of findings
  • Discussion of best management practices (BMPs) and approach for addressing recognized environmental conditions (RECs)
  • Site specific recommendations section addressing unique project characteristics

NEPA Analysis & Documentation

AARCHER’s NEPA Consulting Services, for both proposed and existing telecommunications installations, ensure compliance with established Federal Communications Commission (FCC) guidelines.  Our experience with navigating the complex regulatory landscape has allowed us to forge strong relationships with Federal, State, and local entities.  These relationships, and our focus on client/project-specific goals, have significantly reduced overall completion timeframes.  NEPA capabilities include:

  • Participation in the initial project design visit for early identification of potential
    environmental concerns
  • FCC NEPA Screening Reports addressing the environmental effects of the proposed undertaking
  • Environmental Assessments (EAs)
  • Environmental Impact Statements (EIS)
  • Programmatic Assessments
  • Categorical Exclusion (CATEX) Analysis
  • Scoping & Public Participation
  • Balloon Tests and Photo simulations to satisfy both zoning and Section 106 requirements

Cultural Resources 

AARCHER performs archaeological and architectural history services for clients throughout the United States. Our compliance-based consulting approach ensures that all AARCHER cultural resources services remain centered on the goal of achieving regulatory compliance and compiling the information necessary for sound planning decisions.  Cultural Resources capabilities include:

  • Section 106 Consultation support
  • Archaeological surveys
  • Historical architectural surveys, including HABS/HAER
  • National Register nominations
  • Existing Condition Assessments
  • Determinations of Eligibility for standing structures
  • Cultural Resource Management Plans
  • Tribal consultation via the FCC’s Tower Construction Notification System (TCNS)

Natural Resources

Our team of environmental scientists and natural resource permitting specialists perform site assessments, coordinate permit application procedures, ensure compliance, and consult with Federal, state, and local resource agencies. Our compliance-based consulting approach ensures that all AARCHER natural resources services are guided both by compliance requirements and practical land management practices.  Natural Resources capabilities include:

  • Initial project screenings to ensure natural resources compliance
  • Threatened/endangered species surveys and impact determinations
  • Migratory bird impact determinations
  • Wetlands and floodplain review and impact determinations
  • Permitting application assistance