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National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) 2017 Annual Results

In fulfillment of our responsibilities under Section 309 of the Clean Air Act, EPA issued comment letters on over 270 draft and final Environmental Impact Statements (EISs).

EPA met its performance goal in FY 2017 for the NEPA program:

  • 72 percent of the significant impacts identified in EPA's comment letters on draft EISs were avoided, minimized, or compensated for ("mitigated") by the lead agencies in the final EISs published in FY 2017. The NEPA program's goal was 70 percent.

EPA has identified a new NEPA performance measure for FY 2018 to track our early engagement with other federal agencies on their EIS efforts.