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National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)

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National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Information Resources

The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) requires federal agencies to integrate environmental values into their decision making processes by considering the environmental impacts of their proposed actions and reasonable alternatives to those actions.

To meet NEPA requirements federal agencies prepare a detailed statement known as an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). EPA reviews and comments on EISs prepared by other federal agencies, maintains a national filing system for all EISs, and assures that its own actions comply with NEPA.


Environmental Impact Statement Database
Information about EISs filed with EPA, including summaries of EPA's comments.

Submitting Environmental Impact Statements
Instructions for federal agencies on how to submit an EIS to EPA

Obtaining Environmental Impact Statements
How to obtain copies EISs prepared by other federal agencies

NEPA and Environmental Justice
Information on enhancing environmental justice considerations in the NEPA review process

Environmental Justice and NEPA Agency Resource Compendium: Key References
Information on key reference documents from the Environmental Justice and NEPA Agency Resource Compendium

EPA Compliance with NEPA
How EPA complies with NEPA for many of its own actions


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