Montrose - Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA)

Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA)

What is a NRDA?

Natural Resource Damage Assessment is a legal and technical process enforceable under U.S. state and federal laws for determining the compensation owed to the public for injuries to ecological and socioeconomic ecosystem services caused by an oil spill or hazardous substance(s) released into the environment.

Natural Resource Damage Assessment

Internationally Recognized Expertise

Natural Resource Damage Assessment

Montrose experts have advised clients on over 100 NRDA-related projects since 1990, including the Exxon Valdez and the 2010 Deepwater Horizon incidents. Our experience involves incidents affecting coastal marine, freshwater river and stream, and terrestrial habitats across over 35 U.S. states and internationally.

We design and implement technical and science-based strategies that satisfy legal and regulatory obligations while helping our clients manage and limit their NRDA liability. We prepare expert reports and testimony in litigation to support injury determinations and restoration recommendations.

NRDA Strategy and Liability Management Services

Pre-Incident Planning

  • NRDA Liability Response Plan Development
  • Site-Specific Tactical Response Plan Development
  • Incident Drill Support – Incident Command (IC)
  • Sensitive Area Mapping and Spatial Analysis

Emergency Response Support

  • Incident Command (IC) Support – Environmental Planning Section
  • State and Federal Trustee Negotiations and Coordination
  • Ecological & Socioeconomic Resources at Risk (RAR) Identification
  • Ephemeral Data Collection for Baseline & Injury Assessment
  • NRDA and NEBA Technical Expertise in the Remedial Alternative Selection

Post-Incident Assessment

  • Environmental Baseline and Injury Assessment Studies
  • Database Management and GIS Mapping
  • Social and Ecological Economic Analysis
  • Compensatory Restoration Scaling
  • Restoration Design & Implementation
  • Litigation Support
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