Executive Summary

Learn more about the Executive Summary and Concern Levels.

The Executive Summary has two main sections:

  1. Expert Review Status
  2. Concern Levels

Expert Review Status

At the top of the Executive Summary, you will find a status update of the Expert Review conducted for your report. Expert Reviews verify the regulation, species, and concern level conclusions made in a report. A Transect Specialist conducts each expert review.

Expert reviews can be requested during the report creation process, and are completed within 1-2 business days.

While the expert review is pending, the following notification will display at the top of the Executive Summary of your Transect Report:

Once the expert review is complete, the following notification will display at the top of the Executive Summary:

You will also get an email notifying you that your Expert Review is complete.

If you did not request an expert review during report creation, the Expert Review section of the Executive Summary will be absent.

Looking for more? Learn more about Expert Reviews here.

Concern Levels

The Concern Levels section of the Executive Summary provides an easy-to-understand concern level assessment of four topical areas included in the report. The four topical areas are: Species, Waters, Protected Areas, and Environmental Compliance. The concern level that Transect gives to each of these topics can be attributed to one or many federal, state, or local regulations. The purpose of the concern levels is to highlight the environmental resources within the project that may cause the biggest impact on project success.

The Concern Levels are defined as:

  • Low (green): Low risk that this resources will affect the project footprint, timeline, or budget
  • Moderate (orange): Moderate risk that this resources will affect the project footprint, timeline, or budget
  • High (red): High risk that this resources will affect the project footprint, timeline, or budget

Other features of each topic:

  • A summary count of the active regulations, permits, and recommendations related to each topic
  • Recommended next steps
  • A snapshot of the data that contributed to the high, medium, or low concern level
Click on Learn More in the top right of a topic to navigate to the detailed data tab related to that topic.