Jump to main content.

Tribal Portal turtle logoNational Environmental Policy Act

Laws and Regulations

Quick Links for NEPA

The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) [42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.] was signed into law on January 1, 1970. The Act establishes national environmental policy and goals for the protection, maintenance, and enhancement of the environment, and it provides a process for implementing these goals within the federal agencies. The Act also establishes the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ).

Under the NEPA process, tribes generally are invited to comment on the Environmental Impact Statements (EIS) when the effects of the federal agency's action may be on a reservation.


Top of page

Local Navigation

Jump to main content.