Environmental Quality Review

Lakeside Engineering provides environmental review and consulting assistance for both private and public sectors. Services including State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) review and submission process, environmental assessment forms, site plan approvals, phase I and II site assessments, environmental impact statements, State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) submissions, and endangered species and cultural resources screenings

Environmental review and SEQR evaluations are an important step in getting a project from conception to the design phase. Evaluation through State and local government regulators along with public response may be required for applicable project.

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What is the SEQR Act?

The New York State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQR) is state and local government requirement to review the environmental impacts as attributed to proposed private and public funded actions.

Privately or publicly funded projects may require a SEQR evaluation to determine environmental impacts. These impacts may include but are not limited to land disturbances, wetland disturbance, historical or archeological site disturbances, and more.

What is the SEQR Process?

The SEQR process is a well established format set up to guide each applicable project through the proper channels of environmental assessment. Applicants can expect the following steps for mapping their SEQR submission:

  • Classification of the proposed Action or Project (Is SEQR Submission warranted?)
  • Environmental Assessment Form Completion
  • Coordinating Review with Appropriate Regulators
  • Determination of Significance
  • Review and/or Filing of Public Comment, if applicable
  • Environmental ImpactStatement (EIS) (If warranted)
  • SEQR Determination

Our Process

Step 1

Get started with a Project Inquiry today, or fill out our Project Survey→ to tell us about your project

Step 2

Based on your project type, we will provide you with a custom proposal that outlines the scope of services required to bring your project from start to finish

Step 3
Site Visit

We will visit the project site to analyze site conditions, record accurate dimensions, and collect the necessary photography to ensure your project goes smoothly throughout the process

Step 4

We'll then begin the project design, including drafting and performing the structural calculations required to complete your project

Step 5

You'll get the final say on your project with a clear opportunity for changes, revisions, or requests before project completion

Step 6

Once you are satisfied, our Licensed Professional Engineer will stamp and certify your project


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