At IVI, we understand your program and schedule constraints. As your advocate, we act as part of your team to pragmatically realize your goals in a cost effective and timely manner. From site acquisition through the permitting process we will keep you knowledgeably informed in order to collectively mitigate opposition, consider alternatives, or perform re-design, if necessary.
IVI has conducted thousands of Environmental Site Assessments (ESA) for the installation of cell towers, pole sites, and other telecommunication transmission, receiving, and relaying equipment.
These services are tailored to your specific goals and address the specific concerns of wireless carriers, tower owners, federal, state and local municipalities, and property owners.
More specifically, our ESA services include:
IVI's Telecom Services Department handles everything from one-off assignments to 1,000+ property portfolios of proposed locations.
IVI has extensive National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) assessment experience through evaluating and assessing thousands of cell tower sites throughout the USA.
As a federally permitted undertaking, wireless telecommunications projects require NEPA screenings in order to consider the potential negative environmental impacts. If an impact is deemed to be material, IVI provides common sense, cost effective recommendations to mitigate it. Our studies are thorough, pragmatic and adequately documented to clearly describe existing conditions and actual or perceived impacts. We employ state of the art GIS software to analyze the undertaking in a cost effective and timely manner.
If required, IVI provides additional services such as informal biological assessments, wetland delineations, visual impact assessments, etc. Our NEPA studies comply with FCC applicable regulations at 47CFR1.1307 & 47CFR1.1308 for report filing and are reviewed by the FCC.
Radio and Electromagnetic Frequencies (EMF) is an issue that often needs to be addressed by telecom facility operators and property owners. IVI's staff assesses compliance with FCC and safety regulations with respect to EMF emitted by rooftop, parapet, pole, or tower-mounted antennas. Our services are designed to protect telecom operators from potential latent claims by the FCC, OSHA, employees, or building occupants. Such services are part and parcel of IVI's comprehensive approach to ensure that best practices are followed by the wireless carrier.
Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act is a Federal regulation that requires federal agencies to take into account the effects of the undertaking on nearby historic architectural and archeological resources. In regard to telecom projects, Section 106 reports are typically prepared as part of the NEPA assessment.
Telecom towers, equipment, and antennas may have a visual and direct impact on historic buildings, districts, and archaeological resources. Such impacts need to be identified and assessed in order to avoid potential adverse effects. IVI's all encompassing approach includes completing the necessary forms (FCC Form 620 or 621), preparing documentary photographs, reviewing available documentation, and consulting/interfacing State Historic Preservation Offices (SHPOs), interested Tribal Historic Preservation Offices (THPOs), local government, and other possibly interested parties.
IVI's experience also encompasses consulting services for specific installations such as: