Requirements of the national environmental policy act (NEPA), presented at EUEC 2010

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Overview

  • Overview of NEPA law
  • Why growing interest by Power Plant Developers
  • Categories of NEPA projects
  • What is involved in evaluations of each Category of NEPA Review

What is NEPA?

  • National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969 is the basic national charter for protection of environment triggered by any project, whether federal, state or local, that involves funding or work performed by federal government
  • Essentially a national policy to encourage “productive and enjoyable harmony between man and his environment”
  • NEPA requires that federal agencies consider the environmental consequences of a decision to undertake a proposed major action
  • Evaluation of possible environmental, health & safety and societal impacts

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