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201 14th St., SW
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 National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)

Forest Service NEPA Procedures, Policy, and Guidance

Forest Service Handbook 1909.15_30 - Categorical Exclusion from Documentation - (.pdf - 160 Kb)
bulletNEPA Procedures (36 CFR 220), and Directives

bullet iconCategorical Exclusions for Soil and Water Restoration Activities
Economic and Social Analysis Handbook (FSH 1909.17)
Federal Registers related to NEPA Directives

Climate Change

Cooperating Agencies

Cooperating Agency Guidance - FS, BLM, USPS - (.pdf - 240 Kb)
See - CEQ Guidance Memos on Cooperating Agencies
Executive Order Facilitation of Cooperative Conservation - (.pdf - 155 Kb)

Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) Pilot

bullet iconNational Environmental Policy Act Pilot Projects Report and
- (.pdf - 125 Kb)

bullet iconSupporting and Underlying Documents for Final NEPA Pilot Project Reports - (.pdf - 1.77 Mb)
bullet icon5th Pilot Project (Approaches to Restoration Management)
bullet iconApproaches to Forest Restoration & Planning The 4 Forest Restoration Initiative (4FRI)
bullet iconFivemile-Bell Project: Engaging Communities in Restoration Planning

Cumulative Effects

CEQ - Considering Cumulative Effects Under NEPA
EPA - Consideration of Cumulative Impacts in EPA Review of NEPA Documents - (.pdf - 91 Kb)

Decision Protocol

Graphic Overview - (.ppt - 104 Kb)
Decision Protocol (Version 2.0 of 11/12/98)
Crosswalk with NEPA - (.pdf - 13 Kb)

Energy Policy Act of 2005 Categorical Exclusions

bullet_iconGuidance of 09/01/2011 - (.pdf - 26 Kb)
bullet_iconGuidance of 06/09/2010 - (.pdf - 259 Kb)

Environmental Impact Statements

Filing an EIS with the Environmental Protection Agency

Where To File An EIS
Office of the Federal Register
EIS Filing System Guidance
EPA's Environmental Impact Statement Database

List of Agencies for Distribution of Draft and Final Environmental Impact Statements - (.xls - 19 Kb)

(See Templates-Environmental Documents Below)

Environmental Justice

bulletExecutive Order of 2/11/94 on Environmental Justice
bulletUSDA Departmental Regulation on Environmental Justice (5600-2)
bulletCEQ - Environmental Justice and NEPA
bulletCEQ - Environmental Justice - Guidance Under the NEPA - (.pdf - 2.45 Mb)
bulletEPA - Office of Environmental Justice
bulletEPA - Environmental Justice Considerations in the NEPA Process
bulletEPA - Final Guidance for Incorporating EJ Concerns in EPA's NEPA Compliance Analyses - (.pdf - 303 Kb)
bulletEPA - NEPA Interim Guidance on Considering Environmental Justice During the Development of an Action - (.pdf - 1.21 Mb)
bulletFinal Guidance for Consideration of Environmental Justice in Clean Air Act 309 (EIS) Reviews - (.pdf - 120 Kb)

Environmental Management Systems (EMS)

Environmental Protection Agency

bulletEPA - National Environmental Policy Act
bulletEPA - Regional Frequently Asked Questions

Federal Advisory Committee Act

Federal Register Notices

bulletFederal Register Homepage
bulletFederal Register Drafting Handbook (See Chapter 3)
bulletPlain Language Tools
bulletAbout Forest Service NEPA Notices in the Federal Register-Using EPA's FR Environmental Documents Homepage

Healthy Forests Initiative

Invasive Plant Management Decisions and NEPA

NEPA Templates (Revised)


bulletDigitop Library


Environmental Sciences Division of Argonne National Laboratory for the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science
Coarse-Scale Spatial Data for Wildland Fire and Fuel Management
NEPA Net - NEPA Statute, Guidance and Information Links from the Council on Environmental Quality

Roadless Area Conservation

Stewardship Contracting Information

Structured Decision-making

bullet iconApplying the Science of Decision Making: A Survey of Use and Needs in the National Forest System by Marcot, B, L. Fisher, M. Thompson, and M. Tomosy. USDA Forest Service. 2015 - (.pdf - 1.08 Mb)

Training Courses-Forest Service NEPA (Organized by FS Region according to needs and available resources)

bulletHuman Dimensions of Natural Resource Management - Information, Tools, and Training
BulletNational Environmental Conflict Resolution Conference
BulletOnline NEPA Concepts Course - Module 1 & 2
bulletOnline NEPA Concepts Course - Module 3
bulletPathways to Career Growth in NEPA - Gaining Compentency Through Development Opportunities


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