National Environmental Policy Act: Little Information Exists on NEPA Analyses

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Report: National Environmental Policy Act: Little Information Exists on NEPA Analyses

Abstract
NEPA requires all federal agencies to evaluate the potential environmental effects of proposed projects—such as roads or bridges—on the human environment. Agencies prepare an EIS when a project will have a potentially significant impact on the environment. They may prepare an EA to determine whether a project will have a significant potential impact. If a project fits within a category of activities determined to have no significant impact—a CE—then an EA or an EIS is generally not necessary. The adequacy of these analyses has been a focus of litigation.

Author 
U.S. Government Accountability Office




Organization 
U.S.G.O.A.


Published 
U.S.G.O.A., 2014


Report Number 
GAO - 14 - 369

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Citation

U.S. Government Accountability Office (U.S.G.O.A.). 2014. National Environmental Policy Act: Little Information Exists on NEPA Analyses. Washington D.C.: U.S.G.O.A.. Report No.: GAO - 14 - 369.