Spotlight on ECATTS’ NEPA Training
NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY ACT (NEPA) – This training is an introduction to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), outlining the steps of the NEPA process, its policies and goals, and identifying elements of NEPA that are applicable to Navy projects. (version: Navy)
To view a complete list of ECATTS’ available training, visit ecatts.com.
Below is a brief summary from the EPA on the history and importance of NEPA compliance:
Summary of the National Environmental Policy Act
42 U.S.C. §4321 et seq. (1969)
The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) was one of the first laws ever written that establishes the broad national framework for protecting our environment. NEPA’s basic policy is to assure that all branches of government give proper consideration to the environment prior to undertaking any major federal action that significantly affects the environment.
NEPA requirements are invoked when airports, buildings, military complexes, highways, parkland purchases, and other federal activities are proposed. Environmental Assessments (EAs) and Environmental Impact Statements (EISs), which are assessments of the likelihood of impacts from alternative courses of action, are required from all Federal agencies and are the most visible NEPA requirements.
To view EPA’s page on the National Environmental Policy Act’s laws and regulations, visit http://www.epa.gov/lawsregs/laws/nepa.html