Michelle's experience includes environmental planning for transportation, aviation, and site development projects. She has extensive experience reviewing and writing environmental documentation in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and the Georgia Environmental Policy Act (GEPA). Her experiences also include performing ecology surveys, assisting in the preparation of Phase I Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs), facilitating public meetings, conducting Section 4(f) analyses, conducting coordination activities in accordance with Section (b)(1) of the Clean Water Act and obtaining Section 404 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers permits, and obtaining Tennessee Valley Authority permits. Michelle gained 10 years of experience working for the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) and is knowledgeable of GDOT policies, review procedures, and planning requirements. While with GDOT, Michelle conducted or oversaw the environmental analyses for dozens of projects in substantial compliance with GEPA. Her experiences included identification of Type “A” applicability and preparation or oversight of Type “B” Checklists and Environmental Effects Reports (EERs). During her tenure with Croy she has continued to prepare environmental analysis and documentation in substantial compliance with GEPA for local municipalities. Michelle is currently in the process of converting the environmental studies and NEPA documents to GEPA for GDOT as a result of funding changes.
Michelle has performed Environmental Assessments and Findings of No Significant Impact for close to one dozen Georgia airports, and has performed Categorical Exclusions (CE) and Modified CEs for almost two dozen Georgia airports. She has performed Phase I ESAs under the supervision of the Environmental Professional for multiple airport property acquisitions and site development projects including: the Thomaston – Upson County Airport; Decatur County Industrial Air Park; the City of Powders Springs, GA; Brantley County Airport; the YWCA of Northwest Georgia; Harmony Drive Mixed-use Development; and Cairo – Grady County Airport.