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Agency NEPA Implementing Procedures and Guidance

Procedures & Guidance Interactive Matrix

Each Federal agency has procedures and guidance for carrying out its responsibilities under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The interactive tool below provides the links to the specific agency or bureau procedures, associated guidance, and points of contact.

Agency/Bureau Procedure Guidance Link / Description POCs
Advisory Council on Historic Preservation Integrating NEPA and Section 106 Web Page

Provides links to all relevant information and training from the ACHP and contains a chart of key terms as defined in NEP

jloichinger@achp.gov bsemmer@achp.gov
Advisory Council on Historic Preservation NEPA and NHPA: A Handbook for Integrating NEPA and Section 106

Provides advice on coordinating NEPA and Section 106 compliance procedures to improve environmental reviews.

jloichinger@achp.gov bsemmer@achp.gov
Department of the Interior / Bureau of Indian Affairs 59 IAM 3-H: Indian Affairs NEPA Guidebook

A handbook for NEPA implementation applicable to all Indian Affairs offices.

justine.vaivai@bia.gov myles.lytle@bia.gov
Department of the Interior / Bureau of Indian Affairs BIA NEPA Compliance Webpage

A website providing information for NEPA compliance on American Indian and Alaska Native Trust or Restricted Lands.

justine.vaivai@bia.gov myles.lytle@bia.gov
Department of the Interior / Bureau of Land Management BLM NEPA Handbook H-1790-1

A handbook for NEPA implementation in the BLM.

magilbert@blm.gov
Department of the Interior / Bureau of Reclamation Reclamation NEPA Handbook

A handbook for NEPA implementation in the Bureau of Reclamation.

ccunningham@usbr.gov shunt@usbr.gov jbachus@usbr.gov
Department of Agriculture USDA Departmental Manual (DM)

Provides guidance on how to analyze Federal investments in water resources.

scott.vandegrift@usda.gov shamina.dillard@usda.gov
Department of Energy DOE Website - NEPA

Provides DOE NEPA documents, regulation, guidance, and related information.

brian.costner@hq.doe.gov
Department of the Interior 516 DM 1

Guidance for the implementation of NEPA supplemental to the regulations.

carol_braegelmann@ios.doi.gov cheryl_kelly@ios.doi.gov
Department of the Interior 516 DM 2

Guidelines for implementing NEPA pertaining to decision making.

carol_braegelmann@ios.doi.gov cheryl_kelly@ios.doi.gov
Department of the Interior 516 DM 3

Guidelines for managing the NEPA process across the Department.

carol_braegelmann@ios.doi.gov cheryl_kelly@ios.doi.gov
Department of the Interior 516 DM 4

Provides procedures for the review of Environmental Impact Statements and project proposals prepared by other Federal agencies.

carol_braegelmann@ios.doi.gov cheryl_kelly@ios.doi.gov
Environmental Protection Agency EPA Policies and Guidance

EPA policies and guidance for carrying out its responsibilities under NEPA and reviews under Section 309 of the Clean Air Act.

barger.cindy@epa.gov abrahms.nancy@epa.gov
Department of Transportation / Federal Aviation Administration Desk Reference

Provides explanatory guidance for environmental impact analysis performed to comply with NEPA, the CEQ Regulations, and FAA Order 1050.1.

shawna.m.barry@faa.gov judith.walker@faa.gov
Department of Homeland Security / Federal Emergency Management Agency portia.ross@fema.dhs.gov sara.upchurch@fema.dhs.gov
Department of Transportation / Federal Highway Administration Environmental Review Toolkit

Website serves as the one-stop-shop for topics related to the FHWA’s environmental program.

colleen.vaughn@dot.gov anne.rowe@dot.gov
Department of Transportation / Federal Railroad Administration FRA Webinars

FRA webinars covering topics such as NEPA environmental review, categorical exclusions and Section 106.

marlys.osterhues@dot.gov layna.goodman@dot.gov lana.lau@dot.gov
Department of Transportation / Federal Transit Administration FTA’s Environmental Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)

Provides additional direction and recommendations to FTA staff who manage the environmental review process.

megan.blum@dot.gov christopher.vanwyk@dot.gov
Department of Transportation / Maritime Administration michael.carter@dot.gov kristine.gilson@dot.gov
Department of the Interior / Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Guidance Portal

A website providing links to BOEM guidance documents, including those related to NEPA implementation.

jennifer.bosyk@boem.gov jill.lewandowski@boem.gov
Department of the Interior / Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement BSEE Manual Chapter 551.1 NEPA Compliance

A manual chapter for NEPA implementation in BSEE.

david.fish@bsee.gov stefany.grieco@bsee.gov michelle.fitzgerald@bsee.gov
Department of Commerce / National Institute of Standards and Technology – CHIPS Program Office CHIPS Environmental Compliance Page

Provides information intended to assist applicants for the CHIPS Incentives Program to understand the environmental requirements that may be associated with their application.

komal.jain@chips.gov david.frenkel@chips.gov
Department of Commerce / National Institute of Standards and Technology – CHIPS Program Office CHIPS NEPA Page

CHIPS NEPA-related documents and notices, draft EAs and EISs posted for public comment, and notices of public meetings.

komal.jain@chips.gov david.frenkel@chips.gov
Department of Commerce / National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration General Information

Links to NOAA's NEPA Procedures, NOAA’s NEPA contacts, a publicly accessible archive of NOAA’s EISs and EAs, and the environmental compliance questionnaire for NOAA Notice for Federal Funding Opportunity Applicants.

katherine.renshaw@noaa.gov noaa.nepa@noaa.gov
Department of the Interior / National Park Service NPS NEPA Handbook

A handbook for NEPA implementation in the NPS.

david_jacob@nps.gov melissa_stedeford@nps.gov
Department of Commerce / National Telecommunications and Information Administration Broadband USA Technical Assistance Hub

Provides information on a wide range of environmental and historic preservation topics, including regulatory compliance and development of different types of analysis.

apereira@ntia.gov
Department of Commerce / National Telecommunications and Information Administration Guidance on NTIA NEPA Compliance

Explains NTIA NEPA structure and requirements, which align with the implementing procedures of the First Responder Network Authority.

apereira@ntia.gov
Department of Agriculture / Natural Resources Conservation Service NEPA Regulations, Guidance, and Related Documents

Includes handbooks, categorial exclusion guidance, and training.

jeremy.roston@usda.gov jennifer.cavanaugh@usda.gov
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission / Office of Energy Projects Guidance for Applicant-Prepared Draft Environmental Assessments

Guidance for applicant-prepared draft environmental assessments for natural gas projects. 

brandon.cherry@ferc.gov magdalene.suter@ferc.gov
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission / Office of Energy Projects Third-Party Contractors Webpage

Third-Party Contractors webpage, including a handbook for using third-party contractors to prepare environmental documents for natural gas and hydropower projects. 

brandon.cherry@ferc.gov magdalene.suter@ferc.gov
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission / Office of Energy Projects Preparing Environmental Documents

Guidance for preparing environmental documents for hydropower projects.

brandon.cherry@ferc.gov magdalene.suter@ferc.gov
Housing and Urban Development / Office of Environment and Energy HUD Exchange - Environmental Review

HUD Office of Environment and Energy landing page for environmental review guidance, FAQs, formats, webinars, and online tools.

lauren.e.hayes@hud.gov kristin.l.fontenot@hud.gov
Housing and Urban Development / Office of Environment and Energy Web-Based Instructional System for Environmental Review (WISER)

Set of self-paced online learning modules addressing all aspects of the environmental review process required for all HUD-assisted projects.

lauren.e.hayes@hud.gov kristin.l.fontenot@hud.gov
Housing and Urban Development / Office of Environment and Energy HUD.gov - Environment and Energy

HUD Office of Environment and Energy landing page for environmental review worksheets, memos, and notices.

lauren.e.hayes@hud.gov kristin.l.fontenot@hud.gov
Housing and Urban Development / Office of Environment and Energy HUD.gov - Environment and Energy Notices

Notices provide detailed guidance on specific compliance factors and policy determinations from the Office of Environment and Energy. They explain how NEPA implementing procedures should be interpreted or applied.

lauren.e.hayes@hud.gov kristin.l.fontenot@hud.gov
Nuclear Regulatory Commission / Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards NUREG 1496: Generic Environmental Impact Statement in Support of Rulemaking on …

Documents the environmental impacts associated with license termination.

christopher.regan@nrc.gov john.moses@nrc.gov madelyn.nagel@nrc.gov
Nuclear Regulatory Commission / Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards LIC-203: Procedural Guidance for Preparing Categorical Exclusions, Environmenta…

Provides the basic framework for meeting NRC’s responsibility to comply with 10 CFR Part 51.

christopher.regan@nrc.gov john.moses@nrc.gov madelyn.nagel@nrc.gov
Nuclear Regulatory Commission / Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards NRC Regulatory Guides

Provides guidance to applicants/licensees on implementation of the NRC’s regulatory requirements related to Environmental Reports (ER).

christopher.regan@nrc.gov john.moses@nrc.gov madelyn.nagel@nrc.gov
Nuclear Regulatory Commission / Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards NEPA Page

Link to NEPA page on the NRC website where additional documents and information can be found related to NRC's licensing procedures.

christopher.regan@nrc.gov john.moses@nrc.gov madelyn.nagel@nrc.gov
Nuclear Regulatory Commission / Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards NUREG-1555: Environmental Standard Review Plan

Provides guidance to NRC staff on the conduct of the NEPA/environmental review.  The document is publicly available to also inform and assist applicants with development of their license/permit applications.

christopher.regan@nrc.gov john.moses@nrc.gov madelyn.nagel@nrc.gov
Nuclear Regulatory Commission / Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards NUREG-1437: Generic Environmental Impact Statement for License Renewal of Nucle…

Documents the environmental impacts associated with reactor license renewals.

christopher.regan@nrc.gov john.moses@nrc.gov madelyn.nagel@nrc.gov
Nuclear Regulatory Commission / Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards NUREG-0586: Final Generic Environmental Impact Statement on Decommissioning of …

Documents the environmental impacts associated with reactor decommissioning.

christopher.regan@nrc.gov john.moses@nrc.gov madelyn.nagel@nrc.gov
Nuclear Regulatory Commission / Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards NUREG-2157: Generic Environmental Impact Statement for Continued Storage of Spe…

Documents the environmental impacts associated with continued storage of spent nuclear fuel. 

christopher.regan@nrc.gov john.moses@nrc.gov madelyn.nagel@nrc.gov
Nuclear Regulatory Commission / Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards NUREG-1910: Generic Environmental Impact Statement for In-Situ Leach Uranium Mi…

Documents the environmental impacts associated with in-situ leach uranium milling.

christopher.regan@nrc.gov john.moses@nrc.gov madelyn.nagel@nrc.gov
Department of Agriculture / Rural Development Rural Development Environmental Guidance

Documents utilized in the NEPA process. 

joseph.ranson@usda.gov
Department of the Interior / Fish and Wildlife Service NEPA for National Wildlife Refuges: A Handbook

A handbook specifically for National Wildife Refuge managers.

ben_thatcher@fws.gov alicia_logalbo@fws.gov
Department of the Interior / Fish and Wildlife Service FWS NEPA Environmental Review Policy 505 FW 1

Guidance for FWS participation in other agencies' NEPA processes and review of environmental documents.

ben_thatcher@fws.gov alicia_logalbo@fws.gov
Department of Defense / US Air Force jack.bush@us.af.mil
Department of the Army / US Army Corps of Engineers - Civil Works Civil Works Planning Guidance

This page contains the core Civil Works Planning Guidance required by USACE Planning professionals.

julie.a.alcon@usace.army.mil jeffrey.l.trulick.civ@army.mil
Department of the Army / US Army Corps of Engineers - Section 408 Corps HQ Section 408 Webpage

Includes links to information about NEPA requirements and newly published Section 408 Guides specifically created for requesters/applicants.  

bonnie.f.jennings@usace.army.mil