The Firm offers diverse Planning and Environmental Quality Review services to municipal agencies and private clients. We specialize in the preparation of a comprehensive range of planning, environmental and feasibility studies, site development plans and Zoning Maps, codes and ordinances, Coastal Assessment Forms and Consistency Certifications. Recent experience includes resiliency plans for upstate and Suffolk County communities and Comprehensive Plan Updates for the Village of Port Jefferson and the City of Long Beach.
Cameron Engineering has excellent success in obtaining regulatory permits. We have obtained numerous 6 NYCRR Part 360 permits for transfer stations, recycling facilities, landfills, composting facilities, and combination facilities. Our Firm also has expertise in obtaining permits issued by NYSDEC under various other programs including tidal wetlands, fresh water wetlands and wild, scenic, and recreational rivers. Our permitting services also include federal and/or local permits that may be required for marine and freshwater projects.
Included in the wide range of our Firm’s planning and environmental services are:
- Master Plans/Comprehensive Plans
- Land Use and Planning Studies
- Land Development Feasibility Studies
- Planning Board Services
- Zoning Analysis/Code Revisions
- Environmental Assessment Forms
- Environmental Impact Statements
- Coastal Assessment/Consistency Certifications
- Wetlands Restoration and Wetlands Permits
- Solid Waste Management Facility Permits
- Monitoring and Reporting Programs
- SPDES Permitting and Monitoring Programs
- Local Waterfront Revitalization Programs
- Environmental Audits
- Traffic and Air Quality Investigations
- Applied Research Projects
- Recycling Programs
- Environmental Engineering
- Grant Applications
Overall project success requires attention to environmental concerns and the resolution of complex regulatory provisions. Our planning and environmental staff works closely with our engineering staff throughout project development and design to ensure a successful project.
Cameron Engineering & Associates, LLP is well-versed in all aspects of the State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA) process, serving as a consultant to both municipalities and private clients throughout Long Island.
The Firm has prepared SEQRA documents for many municipal and private projects, often as a component of a larger planning study or engineering design project.
Representative SEQRA document experience includes preparation of Environmental Assessment Forms, Expanded Environmental Assessments, Supplemental Assessments, Traffic Studies, and Draft and Final Environmental Impact Statements.
Geographic Information Systems
GIS has become an integral and indispensable tool for planning and analysis, offering remarkable utility for land use, environmental, and infrastructure applications. As a full-service firm, Cameron Engineering provides a wide range of GIS capabilities to meet our clients’ needs. From the preparation of alternative land use scenarios to the spatial analysis of their environmental impacts, Cameron Engineering has the skills and knowledge to apply GIS techology to solve challenging problems and provide critical information to decision-makers in private, public, and institutional settings.
Cameron Engineering offers a host of GIS and related services including the following:
GIS Database Development – Our expertise, software, and equipment enable us to offer an extensive menu of spatial data compilation techniques, including the scanning and conversion of paper maps and photo- interpretation of orthoimagery. We collect and organize a wide range of spatial data based on a carefully prepared GIS data dictionary. Real-world features are geographically referenced according to the highest standards for positional accuracy.
GPS Collection of Features – Cameron Engineering utilizes GPS (Global Positioning Systems) technology to locate infrastructure assets such as those depicted here to sub-foot accuracy. Assets located with a GPS receiver are easily incorporated into GIS databases to construct comprehensive infrastructure inventories. GPS receivers may also be employed to delineate environmental features such as wetlands, surface water, forest canopies, and shorelines.
Spatial Analysis – Cameron Engineering GIS specializes in the spatial analysis of complex problems including site suitability, site selection and environmental review. To support GIS analyses and modeling, our extensive GIS library comprises numerous spatial data sets.
Asset Management – Asset management systems employ the powerful visualization and spatial analysis capabilities of GIS along with a versatile suite of database applications geared specifically toward managing infrastructure and utilities. An asset management system provides the following ability:
- Centralize all system information within one application
- Coordinate work for field surveys/investigations, repairs, and maintenance
- Track customer calls and complaints
- Plan upgrades and replacements
- Automate official reporting on value and condition of assets
Asset management systems are employed across a wide range of infrastructures and utilities, including water supply, drainage, sanitary, lighting, traffic control, signage and systems. Whatever the application, Cameron Engineering can provide a customized application to maximize GIS investment and optimize operations and maintenance.
3-D Visualization – Cameron Engineering offers 3-D visualization and analysis. Whether our clients need to understand the visual impacts of alternative development scenarios or the shadowing of proposed buildings, we have the tools, data, and object libraries to prepare accurate and realistic models. 3-D simulations are ideal for a variety of analyses including:
- Zoning Change Impact
- Development Proposals
- Downtown Revitalization Plans
- Visual Impact Analysis
Remote Sensing and Land Use/Land Cover – Cameron Engineering has the capability to create land cover and land use maps from multispectral images such as those from the Landsat, ASTER, EO-1 and MODIS satellites. Remote sensing uses the variation in spectral signatures among different types of land cover – including visible, infrared and thermal wavelengths – to classify land cover into standard or client-designated categories. Remote sensing analysis is useful for a wide range of analyses and mapping applications including:
- Change analysis (land use/land cover)
- Conservation planning/habitat protection
- Freshwater and tidal wetlands
- Natural resource mapping
- Coastal zone studies