ICF Environment Environmental Regulatory Compliance

Environmental Regulatory Compliance

ICF International supports comprehensive, streamlined management of the regulatory process in environmental planning and development to keep projects moving ahead in full environmental regulatory compliance.



ICF helps clients navigate U.S. regulatory compliance through the full lifecycle of an environmental project, finding legally and technically sound ways to manage resources and realize efficiencies.

Our recognized technical experts match our understanding of environmental regulatory compliance with expertise in subjects such as engineering, law, policy, and public outreach and communication. We create precise documentation of environmental impact and keep up with court decisions that can influence compliance. ICF can also readily tap leaders in multiple subject areas, including Washington, D.C.-based regulatory analysis professionals, to get answers quickly.

Our in-house professionals are trusted to provide training in environmental regulatory compliance to corporations, agencies, academic facilities, and communities—many of which also look to ICF for support with complex regulatory issues or overall strategy consulting.

ICF can readily handle complex and overlapping regulatory compliance challenges, including those specified in:

  • U.S. Clean Water Act (CWA, Sections 401, 402, 404)
  • U.S. National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)
  • U.S. Endangered Species Act (ESA, Sections 7 and 10)
  • U.S. Coastal Zone Management Act
  • U.S. Rivers and Harbors Act (Sections 10 and 408)
  • U.S. National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA, Section 106)
  • California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA)
  • Washington State and Oregon Environmental Policy Act (SEPA)
  • U.S. federal and state fish and wildlife codes
  • State departments of environmental quality



Featured Resources

  • Regulatory strategy development—ICF works with clients and stakeholders during planning stages of projects and applies our understanding of regulations, policies, and guidance in order to identify potential issues, anticipate the needs of agency personnel, seek integration/compatibility with other environmental compliance, and streamline the complexities of the permit process. In most situations, we can provide project-specific white papers outlining the project’s regulatory strategy, needs, and schedule.
  • Innovative public outreachICF conducts training courses on environmental permitting and law through the University of California Extension campuses and holds many other training seminars throughout the country for academia and various public and private agencies and groups.
  • Nationally recognized knowledge—ICF authors timely, well-written, and practical compliance publications and deskbooks that serve as the standard texts and references for many agencies, corporations, and academic programs and are used by many in the regulatory realm:
  • CALFED Bay-Delta Program (CBDA)
  • California Department of Fish and Game
  • California Department of Transportation
  • California Department of Water Resources
  • Federal Trade Commission
  • Nuclear Regulatory Commission
  • Oregon Department of Transportation
  • Pacific Gas and Electric
  • Port of Los Angeles
  • Port of Stockton
  • Port of Vancouver, Washington
  • Portland Gas and Electric, Oregon
  • San Bernardino County Department of Public Works Flood Control District
  • San Diego County Water Authority (SDCWA)
  • San Diego Gas and Electric
  • San Francisco Public Utilities Commission
  • Southern California Edison (SCE)
  • The Irvine Company
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
    • U.S. Forest Service
  • U.S. Department of Commerce
  • U.S. Department of Defense (DoD)
    • Army Corps of Engineers
  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security  (DHS)
  • U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)
  • U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI)
  • U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)
    • Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
  • Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT)
  • Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife
  • Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT)
  • Waste Management, Inc.

Contact Info

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