CSE has extensive experience with NEPA permitting in South Carolina and North Carolina. The Bogue Banks beach nourishment project (2000–2005) illustrates our North Carolina experience. CSE completed a successful NEPA/NCEPA review process for the Bogue Banks nourishment project, culminating in state and federal permits for the $25 million project within 18 months after submission of the draft EIS document. This effort entailed completion of a detailed Biological Assessment, evaluation of all potential environmental impacts, and extra field data collection in support of the permit application. CSE completed similar services for the $32 million Nags Head nourishment project (2006-2010). That project required more time for environmental review because of the need to perform work in summer in that setting for safety reasons.

For work in New York, CSE assisted local engineers and consultants (including Greenmen-Pedersen PA) but did not assume a lead role in permitting.

Following is a partial list of related projects for which CSE was charged with preparing permit applications and supporting documents, and providing permit coordination and community liaison.


An excerpt from the Nags Head Draft Environmental Impact Statement, prepared for USACE in April 2006

North Carolina

  • Town of Nags Head, Post-Isabel Dune Restoration Project (2003-2004)
  • Town of Kitty Hawk, Post-Isabel Dune Restoration Project (2003-2004)
  • Town of Emerald Isle, Post-Isabel Dune Restoration Project (2003-2004)
  • Bogue Banks Beach Restoration Project SEPA (EIS), NEPA (EA) (2001-2006)
  • Washington Downtown Renaissance Project – Bulkhead Rehabilitation
  • Town of Nags Head Beach Restoration Project (2006-2010)

South Carolina

  • Relocation of Captain Sams Inlet (1983, 1996, ongoing)
  • Wetlands Enhancement Plan and Creek Realignment–Debidue Creek (1987)
  • Realignment of the Northern Channel of North Edisto Inlet (1990)
  • Myrtle Beach Nourishment Project (1985)
  • Post-Hugo Emergency Nourishment Projects (1989)
  • North Myrtle Beach
  • Myrtle Beach
  • DeBordieu Colony Beach Nourishment Project (1990, 1998)
  • Hunting Island Nourishment Project (1991, 2006)
  • Edisto Beach Nourishment Project (1995, 2006)
  • Folly Beach County Park Nourishment & Terminal Groin Project (2003, 2012)
  • Isle of Palms Beach Restoration Project (2008)