The National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.).
A federal law passed in 1990 that promotes efforts to prevent or eliminate damage to the environment and biosphere and stimulates the health and welfare of people. It established a Council on Environmental Quality. It is comprised of two Titles: Title I - Declaration of National Environmental Policy; Title II -Council on Environmental Quality.
The law that requires Federal agencies to assess the environmental impact of implementing their major programs and actions early in the planning process. NEPA establishes the use of Environmental Assessments (EAs) and Environmental Impact Statements (EISs) by Federal agencies.
the federal law that requires the inventory and assessment of impacts from any major federal action significantly affecting the quality of the human and natural environment
The federal act that requires the development of an environmental impact statement (EIS) for federal actions that might have substantial environmental, social, or other impacts.
The act passed in 1970 to encourage the assessment of environmental impact in federal decisionmaking processes. The act requires the preparation of an EIS/EA for major federal actions significantly affecting the quality of the environment.
Directs federal agencies to prepare an environmental impact statement for all major federal actions which may have a significant effect on the human environment. States that it is the goal of the federal government to use all practicable means, consistent with other considerations of national policy, to protect and enhance the quality of the environment. Requires all federal agencies to consider the environmental impacts of their proposed actions during the planning and decision-making process.
The National Environmental Policy Act requires federal agencies to integrate environmental values into their decision-making processes by considering the environmental impacts of their proposed actions and reasonable alternatives to those actions.
An act passed by Congress to regulate the negative effects construction and transportation projects may impose on the natural environment. Federal legislation requires consideration of environmental consequences of a project before the project can begin. If a study indicates that there would be adverse environmental consequences from a proposed project, â€œmitigatingâ€ measures must be built into the project to lessen the environmental damage, or provide an alternative that would be less damaging to the environment. NEPA applies to any major federal, state, county, city, or industrial projects that require a Federal permit or receive funding from a Federal agency.
Enacted in 1970, NEPA established a national policy for federal review of environmental impacts before undertaking any action that might significantly affect the quality of the environment.
Federal law enacted to ensure the integration of natural and social sciences and environmental design in planning and decision-making for federal projects or projects on federal lands.
A comprehensive federal law requiring analysis of the environmental impacts of federal actions such as the approval of grants; also requiring preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for every major federal action significantly affecting the quality of the human environment.
The United States Congress enacted the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) to establish a national policy to protect the environment. The act is codified in Title 42 of the United States Code, Sections 4321 through 4347 (abbreviated as 42 USC 4321-4347). On January 1, 1970, NEPA was signed into law by President Richard Nixon.
The Federal law which requires that every Federal agency prepare a detailed report evaluating both environmental impacts and alternatives to the proposed action, prior to approving a major Federal action which could significantly affect the quality of the human environment. The environmental clearance required of Federal-aid projects may take a variety of forms: Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), Environmental Assessment (EA), Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI), and Categorical Exclusion (CE).
A 1967 federal legislation that promoted efforts to reduce damage to the environment. Its most enduring legacy is that environmental impact statements are now required for new projects. For more information, see the "Environmental Issues" article in the "Real Estate In-Depth" section.
Primary federal law requiring consideration of potential impacts of major federal actions on the environment, including historic and cultural resources.
NEPA is the basic national law for protection of the environment, passed by Congress in 1969. It sets policy and procedures for environmental protection, and authorizes Environmental Impact Statements and Environmental Assessments to be used as analytical tools to help federal managers make decisions.
An act requiring analysis, public comment, and reporting for environmental impacts of Federal actions. See National Environmental Policy Act of 1969.
A Federal law, enacted in 1970, that requires the Federal Government to consider the environmental impacts of, and alternatives to, major proposed actions in its decisionmaking processes. Commonly referred to by its acronym, NEPA.
The Act requires an environmental impact statement for federal actions that significantly affect the quality of the environment. ( See environmental impact statement ) NEPAnet Website
A law enacted in 1969 that established a national environmental policy requiring that any project using federal funding or requiring federal approval, including transportation projects, examine the effects that the proposal and alternative choices would have on the environment before a federal decision is made.
The federal act that requires the development of an environmental assessment or environmental impact statement for federal actions that have environmental, social, or other impacts.
NEPA aims to help public officials understand the environmental consequences of major projects and actions that protect, restore, and enhance the environment. NEPA requires planners to develop an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and consider alternatives and mitigation steps for major construction projects.
Federal act requiring a study on any environmental impact a federally funded or federally permitted project might cause.
NEPA was signed into law on January 1, 1970, in response to public sentiment that federal agencies should take a lead in providing greater protection for the environment. NEPA is the basic national charter for protection of the environment. It sets policy goals and provides a means for carrying out the policy.
The National Environmental Policy Act of 1969. It is the national charter for protection of the environment. NEPA establishes policy, sets goals, and provides means for carrying out the policy. Regulations at 40 CFR 1500-1508 implement the act.
Established by Congress in 1969, NEPA requires that Federal Agencies consider environmental matters when considering to carry out federal actions. This could include the preparation of environmental assessments (EAs) or environmental impact statement (EIS) for projects with the potential to result in significant effects on the environment.
A law passed by the U.S. Congress in 1969 to establish methods and standards for review of development projects requiring Federal action such as permitting or licensing.
An act passed in 1969 to declare a national policy that encourages productive and enjoyable harmony between humankind and the environment, promotes efforts that will prevent or eliminate damage to the environment and biosphere and stimulate the health and welfare of humanity, enriches the understanding of the ecological systems and natural resources important to the nation, and establishes a Council on Environmental Quality. ( FEMAT, IX-22)
The National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (N E P A) is considered to be the basic "National Charter" for protection of the environment. N E P A requires that, to the extent possible, the policies, regulations, and laws of the Federal Government be interpreted and administered in accordance with the protection goals of the law. It also requires Federal agencies to use an interdisciplinary approach in planning and decisionmaking for actions that impact the environment. Finally, N E P A requires the preparation of an E I S on all major Federal actions significantly affecting the human environment.
(NEPA) - (3) the federal law, going into effect on January 1, 1970, that establishes a national policy for the environment and requires federal agencies (a) to become aware of the environmental ramifications of their proposed actions, (b) to fully disclose to the public proposed federal actions and provide a mechanism for public input to federal decisionmaking, and (c) to prepare environmental impact statements for every major action that would significantly affect the quality of the human environment.
The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) is a United States environmental law that was signed into law on January 1, 1970 by U.S. President Richard Nixon. (Although enacted on January 1, 1970, its "short title" is "National Environmental Policy Act of 1969.")