Barrington Health Center NEPA
The success of the Barrington Health Center called for an expansion, including approximately 14,000 square feet of additional office, laboratory and examination rooms and a new parking lot. The Federal Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) proposed to provide financial assistance through an American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA) Facility Improvement Program (FIP) grant for this expansion. As a consequence of this federal involvement and pursuant to Section 102 of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, a NEPA Environmental Assessment (EA) was required to be completed to document that no significant impacts would occur to the human or natural environment as a result of the project. As a result of EMH&T’s comprehensive in-house environmental expertise, a NEPA EA was able to be completed in a timely manner that followed the Council of Environmental Quality (CEQ) NEPA regulations and met all HRSA standards.