National Environmental Policy Act

The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) was the first major environmental law in the United States and established national environmental policies for the country. NEPA mandates federal agencies to consider the impacts of their activities-including the issuance of federal permits, Federal funding, and other federal agency actions-on the environment, and to ensure that information about these environmental impacts is available to the public before final decisions are made. The Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) promulgates regulations that require agencies to create their own NEPA implementing procedures. These procedures must meet the CEQ standard while reflecting each agency's unique mandate and mission. Consequently, NEPA procedures vary from agency to agency.

When investigating geo-regulatory boundaries near the boundary edges, users should consult the most up to date applicable jurisdictional boundaries from all respective authoritative sources.

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Last Updated May 9, 2020, 23:18
Created January 2, 2020, 22:47
access_constraints ["Access Constraints: None | Use Constraints: These data represent the unofficial boundary of the National Environmental Policy Act, as of 2016. For the official boundary, please reference language within the authoritative legislation and consult the governing agency/agencies. A copy of the legislation is found here: \n\nThese data are intended for coastal and ocean use planning. Not for navigation.\n | Distribution Liability: NOAA makes no warranties or representations whatsoever regarding the availability, quality, accuracy, content, completeness or suitability for the user's needs of such information. The services, information, and data made available on the web site are provided 'as is' without warranties of any kind. These data are intended for coastal and ocean use planning. Not for navigation."]
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