NEPA Overview and Refresher

NEPA ensures that information on the environmental implications of any federal or federally funded action is available to public officials and citizens before making decisions or taking actions. This one-day program presents an overview of the procedural and substantive requirements of NEPA.

Topics include:

  • The fundamentals of NEPA
  • NEPA's legal and regulatory framework
  • Determination of when NEPA applies to federal activities
  • The relationship between findings of no significant impacts and environmental assessments 
  • When an EIS is required
  • Determination of purpose and need, and their relationship to alternatives
  • The key issues in EIS preparation
  • Current standards of judicial review and coordination with CEQA
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