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  1. DRAFT NEPA Guidance on Consideration of the Effects of Climate...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    DRAFT NEPA Guidance on Consideration of the Effects of Climate Change and Greenhouse Gas Emissions DRAFT NEPA Guidance on Consideration of the Effects of Climate Change and ...

  2. Revised DRAFT NEPA Guidance on Consideration of the Effects of...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    of Climate Change and Greenhouse Gas Emissions (DOE, 2014) Revised DRAFT NEPA Guidance on Consideration of the Effects of Climate Change and Greenhouse Gas Emissions (DOE, ...

  3. CEQ Issues Revised Draft NEPA Guidance on GHG Emissions and Climate...

    Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    CEQ Issues Revised Draft NEPA Guidance on GHG Emissions and Climate Change What are the key facts? CEQ issued revised draft guidance in December to "provide Federal agencies ...

  4. CEQ Issues Revised Draft NEPA Guidance on GHG Emissions and Climate Change

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    | Department of Energy NEPA Guidance on GHG Emissions and Climate Change CEQ Issues Revised Draft NEPA Guidance on GHG Emissions and Climate Change March 3, 2015 - 10:37am Addthis CEQ Issues Revised Draft NEPA Guidance on GHG Emissions and Climate Change What are the key facts? CEQ issued revised draft guidance in December to "provide Federal agencies direction on when and how to consider the effects of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and climate change" in NEPA reviews. The revised

  5. CEQ Issues Revised Draft Guidance on Consideration of Greenhouse Gas Emissions and the Effects of Climate Change in NEPA Reviews

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    The Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) issued revised draft guidance on consideration of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and the effects of climate change in National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) reviews on December 18, 2014

  6. CEQ Issues Guidance on Improving NEPA Process Efficiency | Department...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    by reference; expediting responses to comments; and clear timelines for NEPA reviews. ... Efficiency CEQ Issues Revised Draft NEPA Guidance on GHG Emissions and Climate Change

  7. NEPA Contracting Reform Guidance

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    CONTRACTING REFORM GUIDANCE U.S. Department of Energy Environment, Safety and Health Office of NEPA Policy and Assistance December 1996 printed on recycled paper NEPA CONTRACTING REFORM GUIDANCE Overview To reduce the cost and time of the NEPA process, it is critical to do it right the first time. An effective NEPA Contracting Strategy includes: < defining early what contractors should accomplish < establishing contracts ahead of time < minimizing cost while maintaining quality by *

  8. Revised Draft Guidance on Consideration of Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Climate Change in NEPA Reviews

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    On December 18, 2014, CEQ released revised draft guidance for public comment that describes how Federal departments and agencies should consider the effects of greenhouse gas emissions and climate change in their National Environmental Policy Act reviews. The revised draft guidance supersedes the draft greenhouse gas and climate change guidance released by CEQ in February 2010.

  9. DRAFT NEPA Guidance on Consideration of the Effects of Climate Change and Greenhouse Gas Emissions

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    The Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) issued this draft guidance memorandum for public consideration and comment on the ways in which Federal agencies can improve their consideration of the...

  10. CEQ Issues Revised Draft Guidance on Consideration of Greenhouse...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    Issues Revised Draft Guidance on Consideration of Greenhouse Gas Emissions and the Effects of Climate Change in NEPA Reviews CEQ Issues Revised Draft Guidance on Consideration of ...

  11. CEQ Extends Comment Period on Revised Draft Guidance on Consideration of Greenhouse Gas Emissions and the Effects of Climate Change in NEPA Reviews

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    The Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) has extended by 30 days the comment period on its revised draft guidance on consideration of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and the effects of climate change in NEPA reviews. The comment period now ends on March 25, 2015.

  12. Environmental Justice: Guidance Under NEPA

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Guidance from the Council on Environmental Quality to assist Federal agencies with their NEPA procedures so that environmental justice concerns are effectively identified and addressed.

  13. NEPA Contracting Reform Guidance | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Contracting Reform Guidance NEPA Contracting Reform Guidance This documents provides guidance on NEPA contracting strategy, including: defining the work of the contractor; establishing contracts ahead of time; minimizing cost while maintaining quality. Guidance also provides: model statements of work, direction on NEPA contract management by NEPA Document Manager; a system for measuring NEPA costs and for evaluating contractor procedures; details on the DOE NEPA website. NEPA Contracting Reform

  14. NEPA Contracting Reform Guidance (December 1996)

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    This guidance provides: model statements of work, information on contract types and incentives, direction on effective NEPA contract management by the NEPA Document Manager, a system for measuring...

  15. Revised DRAFT NEPA Guidance on Consideration of the Effects of Climate Change and Greenhouse Gas Emissions (DOE, 2014)

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    The Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) issued this revised draft guidance memorandum for public consideration and comment on the ways in which Federal agencies can improve their consideration...

  16. CEQ Extends Comment Period on Revised Draft Guidance on Consideration...

    Energy Savers

    Extends Comment Period on Revised Draft Guidance on Consideration of Greenhouse Gas Emissions and the Effects of Climate Change in NEPA Reviews CEQ Extends Comment Period on ...

  17. Environmental Justice: Guidance Under NEPA (CEQ, 1997)

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Guidance from the Council on Environmental Quality to assist Federal agencies with their NEPA procedures so that environmental justice concerns are effectively identified and addressed.

  18. All NEPA Guidance | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    ... Final Guidance for Consideration of Environmental Justice in Clean Air Act 309 Reviews (1999) Pollution Prevention & Environmental Impact Reduction Checklists for NEPA309 ...

  19. NEPA Guidance and Requirements- Search Index

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    The NEPA Guidance and Requirements - Search Index is a one-stop solution providing you with DOE's Guidance and Requirements documents combined into one file for easy download and use.

  20. Guidance Regarding Actions That May Proceed During the NEPA Process...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    Actions That May Proceed During the NEPA Process: Interim Actions Guidance Regarding Actions That May Proceed During the NEPA Process: Interim Actions DOE guidance to provide...

  1. DOE NEPA Guidance and Requirements - Search Index - List of Contents...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    the NEPA Process - Interim Actions DOE2003 Administrative Record Guidance DOJ1991 Aligning the NEPA Process with EMS CEQ2007 Alternative Actions For Analysis in ...

  2. Scoping Guidance: Memorandum for General Counsels, NEPA Liaisons...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    and Participants in Scoping (CEQ, 1981) Scoping Guidance: Memorandum for General Counsels, NEPA Liaisons, and Participants in Scoping (CEQ, 1981) This Council on Environmental ...

  3. NEPA and CEQA: Integrating State and Federal Environmental Reviews (Draft)

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    The Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ), in collaboration with the California Governor’s Office of Planning and Research, issued on March 5, 2013, a draft handbook on integrating NEPA and...

  4. Guidance on NEPA Categorical Exclusion Determinations (DOE, 1998) |

    Energy Savers

    Department of Energy Categorical Exclusion Determinations (DOE, 1998) Guidance on NEPA Categorical Exclusion Determinations (DOE, 1998) This memorandum provides a reminder of the requirements for applying categorical exclusions pursuant to the Department of Energy's (DOE's) NEPA regulations and guidance for simple recordkeeping of such determinations. G-DOE-CXDeterminations.pdf (22.15 KB) More Documents & Publications Implementation Guidance for the DOE Policy on Documentation and Online

  5. Using the NEPA Requirements and Guidance - Search Index

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    the NEPA Requirements and Guidance - Search Index Step 2: Entering a Search Term or Phrase 1. Locate the downloaded file, right click on it, select "Extract all", extract it to any location on your computer or USB drive. 2. Locate and Open the extracted folder "NEPA Requirements and Guidance - Search Index". 3. Locate and Open the .PDX file titled "Search - NEPA Requirements and Guidance" to open search form. Step 1: Download and Set Up Please Note: the search form

  6. Guidance on the Consideration of Past Actions in Cumulative Effects...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Information, Final Rule DRAFT NEPA Guidance on Consideration of the Effects of Climate Change and Greenhouse Gas Emissions CEQ Guidance on the Application of NEPA to ...

  7. CEQ Issues Final Guidance for Effective Use of Programmatic NEPA Reviews |

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Department of Energy Issues Final Guidance for Effective Use of Programmatic NEPA Reviews CEQ Issues Final Guidance for Effective Use of Programmatic NEPA Reviews December 22, 2014 - 1:15pm Addthis The Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) issued final guidance for effective use of programmatic National Environmental Policy Act reviews on December 18, 2014. The guidance provides clarification on when and how Federal agencies can use programmatic NEPA reviews in accordance with NEPA and the

  8. Guidance Regarding NEPA Regulations | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    This document provides Council on Environmental Quality guidance on several topics: scoping, categorical exclusions, adoption procedures, contracting provisions, selection of ...

  9. CEQ Guidance on the Application of NEPA to Proposed Federal Actions...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    States with Transboundary Effects CEQ Guidance on the Application of NEPA to Proposed Federal Actions in the United States with Transboundary Effects CEQ Guidance on the ...

  10. Guidance Regarding NEPA Regulations (CEQ, 1983)

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    This document provides Council on Environmental Quality guidance on several topics: scoping, categorical exclusions, adoption procedures, contracting provisions, selection of alternatives in licensing and permitting situations, and tiering.

  11. DOE NEPA Guidance and Requirements - Search Index - Table of...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Congress 1970 Collaboration in NEPA a Handbook for NEPA ... EO 12898 - EJ in Minority and Low-income Populations EOP ... EPA 2008 Policy on EIS Distribution DOE 2006 Policy on NEPA ...

  12. NEPA Contracting Reform Guidance (DOE, 1996) | Department of...

    Energy Savers

    NEPA process costs, NEPA contractor evaluation procedures, and details on the DOE NEPA Web site. The statement of work here is superseded by that of the DOE-wide Contracts. ...

  13. DOE NEPA Guidance and Requirements - Search Index - List of Contents...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Collaboration in NEPA: A Handbook for NEPA Practitioners ... - EJ in Minority and Low-income Populations EOP1994 EO ... Policy on EIS Distribution DOE2006 Policy on ...

  14. Guidance | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Justice General Guidance on NEPA NEPA History NEPA Implementation NEPA and Other Laws NEPA Policy Public Participation Special Topics in NEPA Documentation All NEPA ...

  15. Formal guidance for the use of science in EIA: Analysis of agency procedures for implementing NEPA

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Malik, M.; Bartlett, R.V. . Dept. of Political Science)

    1993-01-01

    The authors undertake here an analysis and evaluation of official department and agency procedures for implementing the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). They assess the extent to which these procedures provide implementing guidance, beyond that provided by the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) regulations themselves, for those provisions of NEPA and the regulations pertaining to scientific integrity, content, and methodology. They analyze and evaluate content using criteria explicit or implicit in NEPA and the regulations, finding that many federal agencies still require little attention to scientific precepts and methodology in the implementation of NEPA. The substantive guidance provided by agencies on conceptual and methodological questions is general and, with few exceptions, minimal.

  16. Substantive scientific and technical guidance for NEPA analysis: Pitfalls in the real world

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Dickerson, W. . Office of Federal Activities); Montgomery, J. . Environmental Programs Branch)

    1993-01-01

    The issue of how to improve the science in environmental impact statements (EISs) and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process has been receiving increased attention during the last decade. Based on review of several studies on prediction in NEPA reviews and their own professional experience, the authors conclude that the NEPA process is reasonably effective in producing useful predictions of impact. However, the federal government could take steps to upgrade the quality of scientific analysis in the NEPA process, particularly in addressing issues where the state of scientific knowledge is uncertain. These steps include increased peer review of NEPA documents, more oversight of NEPA implementation, and refinement and development of various methodologies and technical guidance.

  17. Microsoft PowerPoint - FNC NEPA GHG Climate Slides -- 16Jan2015 updated 23Jan2015.pptx [Read-Only]

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    OVERVIEW OF THE COUNCIL ON ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY'S REVISED DRAFT GUIDANCE ON CONSIDERATION OF GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS AND THE EFFECTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE IN NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY ACT REVIEWS HORST G GRECZMIEL ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR FOR NEPA OVERSIGHT FEDERAL NEPA CONTACTS MEETING 16 JANUARY 2015 UPDATED 23 JANUARY 2015 2 WHERE Revised Draft Guidance for Federal Departments and Agencies on Consideration of Greenhouse Gas Emissions and the Effects of Climate Change in NEPA Reviews  NEPA.GOV

  18. Guidance on the Consideration of Past Actions in Cumulative Effects...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Actions in the United States with Transboundary Effects Revised DRAFT NEPA Guidance on Consideration of the Effects of Climate Change and Greenhouse Gas Emissions (DOE, 2014)

  19. DOE NEPA Guidance on EIS Distribution (06/15/06)

    Energy Savers

    NEPA Compliance Officers Programs and Power Marketing Administrations are listed alphabetically by name, then NCO. Field Offices are listed alphabetically under their primary Program Office. Please send updates to yardena.mansoor@hq.doe.gov Sep 21, 2016 Forrestal (FORS) Addresses: Germantown (GTN) Addresses: 1000 Independence Ave SW 1000 Independence Ave SW Washington, DC 20585 Washington, DC 20585-1290 . Use for U.S. Postal Service mail. 19901 Germantown Road Germantown, MD 20874-1290 Use for

  20. Final Guidance for Effective Use of Programmatic NEPA Review...

    Energy Savers

    for proposals that affect the resources they manage. http:www.whitehouse.govadministrationeopceqinitiativesnepaprogrammatic-reviews Final Guidance for Effective Use of ...

  1. Other NEPA Guidance and Reports | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    implementing guidelines explain the use of natural systems, ecosystem processes, and nature-based approaches for identifying alternatives, and provide other technical guidance ...

  2. Guidance on NEPA Review for Corrective Actions under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) (DOE, 1997)

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    This guidance results from the work of a Task Team formed by DOE's Environmental Management's NEPA Compliance Officer to study streamlining the NEPA process for RCRA corrective actions, in response to a recommendation in the National Academy of Sciences Report on "Improving the Environment: An Evaluation of DOE'S Environmental Management Program."

  3. Energy Sector Cybersecurity Framework Implementation Guidance - Draft for

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Public Comment & Comment Submission Form (September 2014) | Department of Energy Sector Cybersecurity Framework Implementation Guidance - Draft for Public Comment & Comment Submission Form (September 2014) Energy Sector Cybersecurity Framework Implementation Guidance - Draft for Public Comment & Comment Submission Form (September 2014) On September 12, 2014, the Department issued a Federal Register Notice announcing the availability of the Energy Sector Cybersecurity Framework

  4. Energy Department Seeks Additional Feedback on Draft Guidance for the

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Hydroelectric Production Incentive Program | Department of Energy Seeks Additional Feedback on Draft Guidance for the Hydroelectric Production Incentive Program Energy Department Seeks Additional Feedback on Draft Guidance for the Hydroelectric Production Incentive Program October 20, 2014 - 9:15am Addthis The Department of Energy (DOE) is currently inviting comments from the general public on revised guidance relating to the implementation of Section 242 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005,

  5. Proposed Columbia Wind Farm No. 1 : Draft Environmental Impact Statement, Joint NEPA/SEPA.

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    United States. Bonneville Power Administration; Klickitat County

    1995-03-01

    This Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) addresses the Columbia Wind Farm {number_sign}1 (Project) proposal for construction and operation of a 25 megawatt (MW) wind power project in the Columbia Hills area southeast of Goldendale in Klickitat County, Washington. The Project would be constructed on private land by Conservation and Renewable Energy System (CARES) (the Applicant). An Environmental Impact Statement is required under both NEPA and SEPA guidelines and is issued under Section 102 (2) (C) of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) at 42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq and under the Washington State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) as provided by RCW 43.21C.030 (2) (c). Bonneville Power Administration is the NEPA lead agency; Klickitat County is the nominal SEPA lead agency and CARES is the SEPA co-lead agency for this DEIS. The Project site is approximately 395 hectares (975 acres) in size. The Proposed Action would include approximately 91 model AWT-26 wind turbines. Under the No Action Alternative, the Project would not be constructed and existing grazing and agricultural activities on the site would continue.

  6. CEQ 's Response to a Petition for Rulemaking and Issuance of Guidance to Require Inclusion of Climate Change Analyses in NEPA Documents

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    The Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) denied a petition requesting that CEQ (1) amend its NEPA regulations to require Federal agencies to address greenhouse gases (GHGs) and climate change effects in their NEPA documents, and (2) issue guidance on agencies should address GHGs and climate change under NEPA.

  7. Guidance on the Application of NEPA to Proposed Federal Actions in the United States with Transboundary Effects (CEQ, 1997)

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    The purpose of this guidance is to clarify the applicability of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) to proposed federal actions in the United States, including its territories and possessions, that may have transboundary effects extending across the border and affecting another country's environment. While the guidance arises in the context of negotiations undertaken with the governments of Mexico and Canada to develop an agreement on transboundary environmental impact assessment in North America, the guidance pertains to all federal agency actions that are normally subject to NEPA, whether covered by an international agreement or not.

  8. CEQ Guidance on the Application of NEPA to Proposed Federal Actions in the United States with Transboundary Effects

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    The purpose of this guidance is to clarify the applicability of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) to proposed federal actions in the United States, including its territories and possessions, that may have transboundary effects extending across the border and affecting another country's environment. While the guidance arises in the context of negotiations undertaken with the governments of Mexico and Canada to develop an agreement on transboundary environmental impact assessment in North America, the guidance pertains to all federal agency actions that are normally subject to NEPA, whether covered by an international agreement or not.

  9. Draft For-Profit Audit Guidance (FY 2011) | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Draft For-Profit Audit Guidance (FY 2011) Draft For-Profit Audit Guidance (FY 2011) File For-ProfitAuditGuidance(Part I)Federal Register0.docx File For-ProfitAuditGeneralCo...

  10. Microsoft Word - DRAFT CRB Interview Guidance.doc | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    DRAFT CRB Interview Guidance.doc Microsoft Word - DRAFT CRB Interview Guidance.doc More Documents & Publications Microsoft Word - ARRAAttachment12v1.doc Microsoft Word - ARRAGuideAttachment10v1.doc Microsoft Word - Document2

  11. Draft Guidance for Section 242 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Draft Guidance for Section 242 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 - Hydroelectric Production Incentive Program - July 2014 Draft Guidance for Section 242 of the Energy Policy Act of ...

  12. Draft Energy Sector Cybersecurity Framework Implementation Guidance...

    Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    in the Federal Register, inviting the public to comment on DOE's Energy Sector Cybersecurity Framework Implementation Guidance. Comments must be received on or before October...

  13. Draft Guidance for Section 242 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Policy Act of 2005 - Hydroelectric Production Incentive Program - July 2014 Draft Guidance for Section 242 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 - Hydroelectric Production Incentive ...

  14. Sandia Field Office NEPA Documents and Categorical Exclusion...

    National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

    Sandia Field Office NEPA Documents and Categorical Exclusion Determinations NEPA Documents Date Title Document June 2010 Draft Environmental Assessment for Removal Actions at the ...

  15. NEPA and CEQA: Integrating State and Federal Environmental Reviews...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    NEPA and CEQA: Integrating State and Federal Environmental Reviews (Draft) The Council on ... & Publications NEPA and CEQA: Integrating State and Federal Environmental Reviews (Final

  16. Draft Guidance for Section 242 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005- Hydroelectric Production Incentive Program- July 2014

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    This document contains draft guidance for Section 242 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005, the "Hydroelectric Production Incentive Program"

  17. The NEPA reference guide

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Swartz, L.L.; Reinke, D.C.

    1999-10-01

    The NEPA Reference Guide conveniently organizes and indexes National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) regulations and guidance, along with relevant federal case law, all in one place. It allows the user to quickly learn the statutory, regulatory, and case law authority for a large number of NEPA subjects. A unique feature of The NEPA Reference Guide is its detailed index that includes a large number of diverse NEPA subjects. The index enables users to find and compile any statutory, regulatory (including CEQ guidance), and case law original source material and references on virtually any NEPA subject. This will be an especially useful tool for new NEPA practitioners who need to become immersed in a particular subject quickly.

  18. DOE/EIS-0333; Draft NEPA/SEPA Environmental Impact Statement...

    Energy Savers

    Maiden Wind Farm We would like to hear from you about Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) and Benton County's Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Maiden Wind Farm. ...

  19. NEPA Determination FY16 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    NEPA Determination FY16 NEPA Determination FY16 The document below is the State Energy Program''s NEPA Determination for Fiscal Year 2016. NEPA Determination FY16 (233.8 KB) More Documents & Publications EECBG Guidance SEP Guidance EA-1972: Final Environmental Assessment

  20. Template for Expedited National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Review of Certain State Energy Program Projects

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Enclosure 2 Template for Expedited NEPA Review of Certain State Energy Program Projects Purpose: This document provides an optional approach/Template that a State may use to help the Department of Energy (DOE) expedite National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) review of certain activities (Projects) contained in the State's energy and conservation plan for which the State requests State Energy Program (SEP) funding. This optional approach/Template builds on the August 21, 2009, draft guidance

  1. Guidance Regarding Actions That May Proceed During the NEPA Process: Interim Actions

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    DOE guidance to provide assistance in determining whether an action within the scope of an EIS may be taken before a record of decision is issued. The guidance reviews applicable requirements, gives examples of the types of actions that may proceed as interim actions, describes case studies, and outlines the steps in the EIS process for interim actions.

  2. Guidance Regarding Actions That May Proceed During the NEPA Process: Interim Actions (DOE, 2003)

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    DOE guidance to provide assistance in determining whether an action within the scope of an EIS may be taken before a record of decision is issued. The guidance reviews applicable requirements, gives examples of the types of actions that may proceed as interim actions, describes case studies, and outlines the steps in the EIS process for interim actions.

  3. Microsoft Word - 12.18.13 NEPA UK FT DSEA draft DearReaderLtr.docx

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    William.Gwilliam@netl.doe.gov  Voice (304) 285-4401  Fax (304) 285-4403  www.netl.doe.gov A l b a ny, O R * M o rg a n tow n , W V * Pi t t s b u rg h , PA December 18 , 2013 Dear Reader: The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) invites comments on the enclosed draft Supplemental Environmental Assessment (draft SEA) for the University of Kentucky Small-Scale Pilot Plant for the Gasification of Coal and Coal-Biomass Blends and Conversion of Derived Syngas to Liquid Fuels via Fischer-Tropsch

  4. Guidance Related to Analysis of Impacts to Workers in National Policy Act (NEPA) Documentation

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    The purpose of this memorandum is to provide general guidance regarding the analysis of impacts to workers in DOE environmental impact statements (EISs) and environmental assessments (EAs) in order...

  5. NEPA Policy | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Guidance to assist DOE programs in meeting the Annual NEPA Planning Summary reporting requirements, to promote continuous improvement of the summaries as a tool to facilitate field ...

  6. BOR NEPA Handbook | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    search OpenEI Reference LibraryAdd to library PermittingRegulatory Guidance - GuideHandbook: BOR NEPA HandbookPermittingRegulatory GuidanceGuideHandbook Abstract...

  7. Effective Use of Programmatic NEPA Reviews (CEQ, 2014)

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    The Council on Environmental Quality issued this guidance to explain the requirements of NEPA and CEQ Regulations when agencies prepare programmatic NEPA reviews.

  8. Draft Site-Wide Environmental Impact Statement Nevada Summary...

    National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

    Office of General Counsel National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) NEPA Reading Room Draft Site-Wide Environmental Impact Statement Nevada Draft Site-Wide Environmental...

  9. Draft Policy and Planning Guidance for Community Transition Activities

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Planning Guidance for Contractor Work Force RestructuringOffice of Worker and Community Transition 

  10. DOE-Wide NEPA Contracting | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    DOE-Wide NEPA Contracting DOE-Wide NEPA Contracting The DOE-wide NEPA contracts expired in 2014. These contracts were for NEPA support services in preparing EISs and EAs and other environmental documents. This page will be updated when new information is available. Inquiries may be addressed to askNEPA@hq.doe.gov. Document(s) Available For Download December 1, 1996 NEPA Contracting Reform Guidance (DOE, 1996) This guidance provides: model statements of work, information on contract types and

  11. RCRA ground-water monitoring: Draft technical guidance

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Not Available

    1992-11-01

    The manual was prepared to provide guidance for implementing the ground-water monitoring regulations for regulated units contained in 40 CFR Part 264 Subpart F and the permitting standards of 40 CFR Part 270. The manual also provides guidance to owners and operators of treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs) that are required to comply with the requirements of 40 CFR Part 264 Subparts J (Tank Systems), K (Surface Impoundments), L (Waste Piles), N (Landfills), and X (Miscellaneous Units). This document updates technical information contained in other sources of U.S. EPA guidance, such as chapter eleven of SW-846 (Revision O, September 1986) and the Technical Enforcement Guidance Document (TEGD).

  12. Microsoft Word - DRAFT CRB Interview Guidance.doc

    Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    Review Board Interview Guidance 1 Background and Scope: The Certification Review Board (CRB) conducts interviews for Level 3 and 4 certification candidates, unless otherwise waived ...

  13. NEPA Contracting Reform Guidance

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    ... 19.1-12 and 19.1-13); available on the Internet at http:www.GSA.govstaffvhomepages... Labor hours, labor mix, andor material requirements (among other things) necessary to ...

  14. National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) | National Nuclear Security

    National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

    Administration | (NNSA) National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) The NNSA Office of General Counsel's Privacy Act, Freedom of Information Act, and National Environmental Policy Act (PA/FOIA and NEPA) Division provides NEPA services to the Office of the Administrator, including all organizations within NNSA. The PA/FOIA and NEPA Division provides guidance on matters of policy and execution throughout the NNSA complex. NEPA Compliance Officer Support In addition to providing direct NEPA

  15. Recommendations for Analyzing Accidents Under NEPA

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    This DOE guidance clarifies and supplements "Recommendations for the Preparation of Environmental Assessments and Environmental Impact Statements." It focuses on principles of accident analyses under NEPA.

  16. FWS NEPA Handbook | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    GuidanceGuideHandbook Abstract Provides overview of FWS's NEPA process. Author Fish and Wildlife Service Published Fish and Wildlife Service, 2015 DOI Not Provided Check...

  17. Bureau of Land Management - NEPA Handbook | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    to library PermittingRegulatory Guidance - GuideHandbook: Bureau of Land Management - NEPA HandbookPermittingRegulatory GuidanceGuideHandbook Abstract The purpose of...

  18. USCG NEPA Handbook | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    search OpenEI Reference LibraryAdd to library PermittingRegulatory Guidance - GuideHandbook: USCG NEPA HandbookPermittingRegulatory GuidanceGuideHandbook Abstract This...

  19. BLM NEPA Handbook | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    search OpenEI Reference LibraryAdd to library PermittingRegulatory Guidance - GuideHandbook: BLM NEPA HandbookPermittingRegulatory GuidanceGuideHandbook Author BLM...

  20. Draft SPD Supplemental EIS Master Reference List | National Nuclear...

    National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

    Office of General Counsel National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) NEPA Reading Room Surplus Plutonium Disposition Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement Draft SPD...

  1. Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    C - APPLICABLE LAWS AND REGULATIONS, EXECUTIVE ORDERS, AND GUIDANCE Arizona California Idaho Nevada Oregon Washington Page Intentionally Left Blank. Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for the Western United States APPENDIX C - APPLICABLE LAWS AND REGULATIONS, EXECUTIVE ORDERS, AND GUIDANCE September 2016 First Responder Network Authority Amanda Goebel Pereira, AICP NEPA Coordinator First Responder Network Authority U.S. Department of

  2. Selected Guidance & Requirements

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    This page contains the most requested NEPA guidance and requirement documents and those most often recommended by the Office of NEPA Policy and Compliance. Documents are listed by agency, in...

  3. Pollution Prevention- Environmental Impact Reduction Checklists for NEPA/309 Reviewers

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    The environmental review process under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) provides a valuable opportunity for Federal agency NEPA/309 reviewers to incorporate pollution prevention and environmental impact reduction into actions (or projects). This Environmental Protection Agency guidance was prepared to assist NEPA/309 reviewers in incorporating pollution prevention into each step of the environmental review process, including scoping, mitigation, monitoring, and enforcement.

  4. EA-1829: Draft Environmental Assessment | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Draft Environmental Assessment EA-1829: Draft Environmental Assessment Phycal Algae Pilot Project, Wahiawa and Kalaeloa, HI For more information, contact: Mr. Jesse Garcia NEPA...

  5. EIS-0376: Draft Environmental Impact Statement | Department of...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Draft Environmental Impact Statement EIS-0376: Draft Environmental Impact Statement The Department of Energy (DOE) limits electronic access to certain NEPA documents on this ...

  6. EIS-0306: Draft Environmental Impact Statement | Department of...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    6: Draft Environmental Impact Statement EIS-0306: Draft Environmental Impact Statement The Department of Energy (DOE) limits electronic access to certain NEPA documents on this ...

  7. EIS-0082-S2: Draft Environmental Impact Statement | Department...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    82-S2: Draft Environmental Impact Statement EIS-0082-S2: Draft Environmental Impact Statement The Department of Energy (DOE) limits electronic access to certain NEPA documents on ...

  8. EIS-0271: Draft Environmental Impact Statement | Department of...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    1: Draft Environmental Impact Statement EIS-0271: Draft Environmental Impact Statement The Department of Energy (DOE) limits electronic access to certain NEPA documents on this ...

  9. EIS-0309: Draft Site-Wide Environmental Impact Statement | Department...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Draft Site-Wide Environmental Impact Statement EIS-0309: Draft Site-Wide Environmental Impact Statement The Department of Energy (DOE) limits electronic access to certain NEPA ...

  10. NEPA Documentation

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Note for: Cynthia Quarterman Keith Harper From: Carol Borgstrom Subject: NEPA Documentation Date: December 3, 2008 Attached, per your request, are two lists: (1) DOE environmental assessments (EAs) issued since 12/1/2006 and (2) DOE environmental impact statements (EISs) issued since 12/1/2006. Also, per your request, is a copy of a general NEPA briefing provided to the Acting Deputy Secretary in May 2008. Please let me know if you have any further questions (carol.borgstrom @hq.doe.gov;

  11. NEPA effectiveness -- a survey of academics

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Canter, L.; Clark, R.

    1997-09-01

    The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) went into effect in the United States on January 1, 1970, just over 25 years ago. In light of this milestone, a survey of academics on the effectiveness of NEPA has been conducted regarding the preparation of environmental assessments (EAs) or environmental impact statements (EISs). This paper summarizes the results of a survey of 31 academics in 12 disciplines from 21 states. Several strengths of NEPA were identified, most importantly that NEPA encourages agencies and decision makers: (1) to acknowledge potential environmental consequences to the public, thus opening up the decision process; and (2) to think about environmental consequences before resources are committed. Surveyed participants also prioritized needs for improvement. While this survey was focused on the NEPA process in the United States, the identified issues have implications for the worldwide practice of environmental impact assessment. Finally, recommendations are described that are primarily associated with guidance, possible modifications in the NEPA process and follow-on training.

  12. United States Forest Service - Forest Service NEPA Procedures...

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    and Guidance Jump to: navigation, search OpenEI Reference LibraryAdd to library Web Site: United States Forest Service - Forest Service NEPA Procedures and Guidance Abstract This...

  13. OFFICE: NEPA REVIEWS:

    Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    must submit annual NEPA planning summaries that briefly describe the status of ongoing NEPA compliance activities including Environmental Assessments expected to be prepared in...

  14. OFFICE: NEPA REVIEWS:

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    OFFICE: NEPA REVIEWS: No NEPA reviews are ongoing or planned. SITE-WIDE: Preparation of a site-wide EIS was not considered at this time. The ongoing and planned NEPA reviews are listed in Part 2 below. A site-wide EIS WOULD facilitate future NEPA compliance efforts. A site-wide EIS WOULD NOT facilitate future NEPA compliance efforts. Part 3 DATE: PAGE: of 2016 Annual NEPA Planning Summary NEPA COMPLIANCE OFFICER: Secretarial Officers and Heads of Field Organizations submit annual NEPA planning

  15. Hanford Advisory Board Handout U.S. Department of Energy NEPA vs. CERCLA Process

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    Handout U.S. Department of Energy NEPA vs. CERCLA Process 2/7/2013 NEPA Notice of Intent to prepare an EIS Scoping -Public Comment Period Draft EIS Public Comment Period Final EIS Issued NEPA ROD(s) Issued NEPA Mitigation Action Plan (USDOE) RCRA Permitting Process with Opportunity for Public Comment CERCLA Remedial Investigation/Feasibility Study Proposed Plan Issued - Notice Issued Public Comment Period CERCLA ROD Issued CERCLA Work Plan CERCLA 5-Year Review

  16. OFFICE: NEPA REVIEWS:

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    6 Annual NEPA Planning Summary NEPA COMPLIANCE OFFICER: Secretarial Officers and Heads of Field Organizations submit annual NEPA planning summaries that briefly describe the status of ongoing NEPA compliance activities including Environmental Assessments expected to be prepared in the next 12 months, Environmental Impact Statements expected to be prepared in the next 24 months, the planned cost and schedule for each NEPA review, and every 3 years each Field Organization must include an

  17. Guidance

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    This site provides a centralized topical resource for enforceable DOE and federal health, safety and security requirements and related guidance documents. DOE’s guidance documents support understanding, ensure technical and management capabilities and collaborative improvement efforts.

  18. Template for Expedited NEPA Review of Certain | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    NEPA Review of Certain Template for Expedited NEPA Review of Certain This document provides an optional approach that a State may use to help the Department of Energy (DOE) expedite National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) review of certain Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grants (EECBG) sub-grants. eecbg_neps_template_061510.pdf (40.21 KB) More Documents & Publications Guidance for Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program Recipients on Formula Grants CX-001111:

  19. NEPA Litigation Surveys

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    CEQ publishes surveys on NEPA litigation on an annual basis. These surveys identify the number of cases involving a NEPA based cause of action, Federal agencies that were identified as a lead...

  20. NEPA Policy Statement

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    The NEPA process is a valuable planning tool and provides an opportunity to improve the Department of Energy decisions and build public trust. Reviews of the Department's NEPA program have shown...

  1. Federal Agency NEPA Procedures

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Each Federal agency is required to develop NEPA procedures that supplement the CEQ Regulations. Developed in consultation with CEQ, Federal agency NEPA procedures must meet the standards in the CEQ...

  2. DOE NEPA Compliance Officers

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    NEPA Compliance Officers are listed by program office. Field offices are listed under their primary program office.

  3. NEPA Lessons Learned Questionnaire

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Lessons Learned Questionnaire Office of NEPA Policy and Compliance U.S. Department of Energy Preface Your timely completion of this questionnaire will aid the Office of NEPA Policy and Compliance in meeting its responsibility to foster continuing improvement of the Department of Energy's National Environmental Policy Act process. In accordance with DOE Order 451.1B, National Environmental Policy Act Compliance Program, NEPA Document Managers and NEPA Compliance Officers should fill out a

  4. Category:NEPA Properties | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    Decision Property:NEPA Decision Url Property:NEPA DecisionDocumentDate Property:NEPA DNA Worksheet Property:NEPA Document Property:NEPA EA EIS Report Property:NEPA EA EIS...

  5. Draft

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Closing the Circle: The Department of Energy and Environmental Management 1942-1994 F.G. Gosling and Terrence R. Fehner History Division Executive Secretariat Department of Energy March 1994 Draft Our mission at the Department of Energy is no less significant than trying to close the circle on the splitting of the atom begun a half-century ago by [the Manhattan Project]. -Tom Grumbly Draft * 3 EM Overview Closing the Circle: The Department of Energy and Environmental Management 1942-1994 Table

  6. CEQ Releases Final Guidance on Consideration of Greenhouse Gas...

    Energy Savers

    CEQ Releases Final Guidance on Consideration of Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Effects of Climate Change in NEPA CEQ Releases Final Guidance on Consideration of Greenhouse Gas ...

  7. Council on Environmental Quality - A Citizen's Guide to the NEPA...

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    A Citizen's Guide to the NEPA Jump to: navigation, search OpenEI Reference LibraryAdd to library PermittingRegulatory Guidance - GuideHandbook: Council on Environmental Quality -...

  8. Category:NEPA Doc | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    NEPA Doc Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Category: NEPA Documents Collections Add.png Add a new NEPA Document Collection Pages in category "NEPA Doc"...

  9. NEPA Litigation Surveys | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    NEPA Litigation Surveys NEPA Litigation Surveys CEQ publishes surveys on NEPA litigation on an annual basis. These surveys identify the number of cases involving a NEPA based cause...

  10. National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Compliance Guide, Sandia National Laboratories

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Hansen, R.P.

    1995-08-01

    This report contains a comprehensive National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Compliance Guide for the Sandia National Laboratories. It is based on the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) NEPA regulations in 40 CFR Parts 1500 through 1508; the US Department of Energy (DOE) N-EPA implementing procedures in 10 CFR Part 102 1; DOE Order 5440.1E; the DOE ``Secretarial Policy Statement on the National Environmental Policy Act`` of June 1994- Sandia NEPA compliance procedures-, and other CEQ and DOE guidance. The Guide includes step-by-step procedures for preparation of Environmental Checklists/Action Descriptions Memoranda (ECL/ADMs), Environmental Assessments (EAs), and Environmental Impact Statements (EISs). It also includes sections on ``Dealing With NEPA Documentation Problems`` and ``Special N-EPA Compliance Issues.``

  11. NEPA Updates | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    NEPA Updates NEPA Updates Subscribe to DOE NEPA - Latest Documents and Notices Subscribe to DOE NEPA News The Office of NEPA Policy and Compliance maintains two notification services which provide you with updates for both: DOE NEPA News - which includes general announcements, and DOE NEPA - Latest Documents and Notices - which includes new project documents and notices posted on this website. You can subscribe to either or both of these services by clicking on panels or links above.

  12. The administrative record: What constitutes a relevant NEPA document?

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Brennan, C.; Every, D.V.

    1997-08-01

    Neither the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) nor the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) Regulations for implementing NEPA address the contents of an administrative record (AR). The AR typically contains the documents and information used in the development of NEPA documents and supports the decisions defined in them. The AR also should include all records pertaining to public comments and all records demonstrating the project`s efforts to involve the public. This paper will attempt to establish comprehensive guidelines to be used in assembling an AR in support of a NEPA document. While the AR is created to support an agency`s decisions, its main purpose is to demonstrate that an agency has adhered to NEPA`s procedural requirements. The CEQ requires that relevant environmental documents, comments and responses be part of the record in formal rulemaking or adjudicatory proceedings. Other Federal agency NEPA implementing procedures generally do not provide additional guidance on the contents of an AR. The CEQ and DOE guidelines make reference to the inclusion of relevant NEPA documents. The guidelines established in this paper will aid the NEPA practitioner in determining what constitutes a relevant NEPA document.

  13. Draft Energy Sector Cybersecurity Framework Implementation Guidance Available for Public Comment

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    The Department of Energy (DOE) has issued a Notice of Public Comment in the Federal Register, inviting the public to comment on DOE's Energy Sector Cybersecurity Framework Implementation Guidance. The document is available for a 30 day comment period.

  14. Energy Department Seeks Feedback on Draft Guidance for the Hydroelectric Production Incentive Program

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    The Department of Energy is currently inviting comments from the general public on guidance relating to the implementation of Section 242 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005, the “Hydroelectric Production Incentive Program.”

  15. Sandia Field Office NEPA Documents and Categorical Exclusion Determinations

    National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

    | National Nuclear Security Administration | (NNSA) Sandia Field Office NEPA Documents and Categorical Exclusion Determinations NEPA Documents Date Title Document # June 2010 Draft Environmental Assessment for Removal Actions at the Technical Area III Classified Waste Landfill at Sandia National Laboratories/New Mexico DOE/EA-1729 January 2003 Final Site-Wide Environmental Assessment of the Sandia National Laboratories/California DOE/EA-1422 Categorical Exclusion Determinations Date Document

  16. EA-1976D: Draft Environmental Assessment | Department of Energy

    Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    draft EA in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). Emera is proposing to construct and operate facilities to receive, dehydrate, and compress natural gas ...

  17. EIS-0284: Draft Environmental Impact Statement | Department of...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    EIS-0284: Draft Environmental Impact Statement Low-Emission Boiler System Proof-of-Concept Project The Department of Energy (DOE) limits electronic access to certain NEPA documents ...

  18. DRAFT

    National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

    Environmental Assessment for NorthStar Medical Technologies LLC Commercial Domestic Production of the Medical Isotope Molybdenum-99 (DOE/EA-1929) Prepared for U.S. Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation/ Global Threat Reduction Initiative July 2012 EA for NorthStar Medical Technologies LLC Commercial Domestic Production of the Medical Isotope Mo-99 DRAFT ii This Page Intentionally Left Blank EA for NorthStar Medical Technologies LLC

  19. About the NEPA Office | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    About the NEPA Office About the NEPA Office Welcome to the U.S. Department of Energy's NEPA Website. The DOE NEPA Website serves as a focal point for DOE NEPA implementation, and contains information about current DOE NEPA events, an electronic archive of DOE NEPA documents, and other resources for NEPA practitioners and members of the public. To contact Office of NEPA Policy and Compliance staff, see the Office Staff Directory. To contact the NEPA Compliance Officers, see the NEPA Compliance

  20. Consideration of Cumulative Impacts in EPA Review of NEPA Documents, EPA Office of Federal Activities

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    The purpose of this guidance is to assist EPA reviewers of NEPA documents in providing accurate, realistic, and consistent comments on the assessment of cumulative impacts. The guidance focuses on...

  1. The people problems of NEPA: Social impact assessment and the role of public involvement

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Carnes, S.A.

    1989-12-31

    This Chapter of the book `` The Scientific Challenges of NEPA`` discusses the people problems of NEPA and social impact assessment and the role of public involvement in NEPA. When Congress passed the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) in 1969, there was little guidance on the preparation of environmental impact statements (EIS) and the role of the public in the NEPA process. Excepting the statutory language of NEPA, which referred to impacts on the human environment, nowhere was this more evident than with respect to people. Questions such as what impacts on people should be assessed, how impacts on people should be assessed, and how people, including but not limited to those persons potentially impacted, should be involved in the assessment itself as well as NEPA`s associated administrative processes, were simply not addressed.

  2. Probabilistic risk assessment (PRA): status report and guidance for regulatory application. Draft report for comment

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    none,

    1984-02-01

    This document describes the current status of the methodologies used in probabilistic risk assessment (PRA) and provides guidance for the application of the results of PRAs to the nuclear reactor regulatory process. The PRA studies that have been completed or are underway are reviewed. The levels of maturity of the methodologies used in a PRA are discussed. Insights derived from PRAs are listed. The potential uses of PRA results for regulatory purposes are discussed.

  3. OpenEI Community - NEPA

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    Geothermal NEPA Workshop at GRC http:en.openei.orgcommunitybloggeothermal-nepa-workshop-grc

    On Tuesday, October 2, the Geothermal Technology Office and the National...

  4. The DOE NEPA process

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Van Ooteghem, S.A.

    1993-09-01

    A brief overview indicating the types Of NEPA documents that are produced by the Department of Energy (DOE) in compliance with NEPA is shown in the figure. This figure indicates that the level of NEPA documentation required for any given project is graded and dependent on that project`s size, complexity, and potential consequences to health and the human environment. More complex projects with potentially greater environmental impacts require a much more in-depth analysis to ensure that these potential consequences can be managed and/or mitigated, so that the proposed project can proceed in compliance with NEPA. It is important to keep in mind the following points when conducting any project that involves Federal land, Federal monies, or Federal permits: Under these conditions (involvement of Federal lands, use of Federal monies, or requirement for Federal permits), some level of NEPA analysis and documentation is required. The NEPA process must be completed and a decision favorable to the proposed project must be supported by the NEPA analysis before that proposed project can fully expend Federal funds. Activities that cannot proceed until the NEPA analysis and decision-making process is completed are those that: Result in an adverse environmental impact and/or limit the choice of reasonable alternatives.

  5. Consideration Of Cumulative Impacts In EPA Review of NEPA Documents

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    The purpose of this guidance is to assist EPA reviewers of NEPA documents in providing accurate, realistic, and consistent comments on the assessment of cumulative impacts. The guidance focuses on specific issues that are critical in EPA's review of NEPA documents under Section 309 of the Clean Air Act. The guidance offers information on what issues to look for in the analysis, what practical considerations should be kept in mind when reviewing the analysis, and what should be said in EPA comments concerning the adequacy of the analysis.

  6. Collaboration in NEPA: A Handbook for NEPA Practitioners (CEQ, 2007) |

    Energy Savers

    Department of Energy Collaboration in NEPA: A Handbook for NEPA Practitioners (CEQ, 2007) Collaboration in NEPA: A Handbook for NEPA Practitioners (CEQ, 2007) The purpose of this handbook by the Council on Environmental Quality is to assist federal agencies to expand the effective use of collaboration as part of the NEPA process. It introduces the concept of collaboration, outlines general principles, presents useful steps, and provides information on methods of collaboration. Download

  7. Office of NEPA Policy and Compliance | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Office of NEPA Policy and Compliance DOE Issues 88th Lessons Learned Quarterly Report DOE Issues 88th Lessons Learned Quarterly Report The 88th Lessons Learned Quarterly Report highlights the Council on Environmental Quality final guidance on climate change, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service migratory bird training, an updated Environmental Protection Agency screening tool for environmental justice analysis, and contributions by our summer interns. Read more DOE NEPA Projects Currently Open for

  8. Secure NEPA Documents | Department of Energy

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    Secure NEPA Documents Secure NEPA Documents The Department of Energy (DOE) limits electronic access to certain NEPA documents on this website due to the potential security ...

  9. Federal Agency NEPA Procedures | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Federal Agency NEPA Procedures Federal Agency NEPA Procedures Each Federal agency is required to develop NEPA procedures that supplement the CEQ Regulations. Developed in...

  10. GC NEPA Listserv | Department of Energy

    Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    NEPA Updates The Office of NEPA Policy and Compliance maintains two Listserv lists to provide a central notification system for (1) DOE NEPA news, including announcements, notices,...

  11. NEPA Lessons Learned Questionnaire

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    A questionnaire to help aid the Office of NEPA Policy and Compliance in meeting its responsibility to foster continuing improvement of the Department of Energy's National Environmental Policy Act process.

  12. Draft Guidance: Response, Remediation, and Recovery Checklist for Chemically Contaminated Facilities

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Raber, E; Mancieri, S; Carlsen, T; Fish, C; Hirabayashi-Dethier, J; Intrepido, A; MacQueen, D; Michalik, R; Richards, J

    2007-09-04

    A key part of preparedness in the event of a chemical warfare agent (CWA) or toxic industrial chemical (TIC) release at a large facility, such as an airport or subway, is to develop a concept of operations that allows for an effective incident response and recovery. This document is intended as a component of the concept of operations and will be used in the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) as a decision tool for the Unified Command (UC). The Checklist for Facility Response, Remediation, and Recovery presented in this document is principally focused on the Consequence Management Phase (see Figure 1; LLNL 2007a and 2007b) of a chemical release. Information in this document conforms to the National Response Plan (NRP) (DHS 2004) and the National Incident Management System (NIMS 2004). Under these two guidance documents, personnel responsible for managing chemical response and recovery efforts--that is, the decision-makers--are members of an Incident Command (IC), which is likely to transition to a UC in the event of a CWA or TIC attack. A UC is created when more than one agency has incident jurisdiction or when incidents cross political jurisdictions. The location for primary, tactical-level command and management is referred to as the Incident Command Post (ICP), as described in the NRP. Thus, regardless of whether an IC or a UC is used, the responsible entities are located at an ICP. Agencies work together through designated members of the UC to establish their designated Incident Commanders at a single ICP and to establish a common set of objectives and strategies and a single Incident Action Plan. Initially during the Crisis Management Phase (see Figure 1), the Incident Commander is likely to be the Chief of the fire department that serves the affected facility. As life-safety issues are resolved and the Crisis Management Phase shifts to the Consequence Management Phase, the work of characterization, decontamination, and facility clearance begins. There will

  13. The DOE NEPA process

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Van Ooteghem, S.A.

    1993-06-01

    The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) declares that Federal agencies shall have a general commitment to {open_quotes}use all practicable means{close_quotes} to conduct their activities in a way that will promote {open_quotes}the general welfare where man and nature can exist in productive harmony.{close_quotes} Within these general guidelines, the manner in which NEPA requirements are implemented may be somewhat different and unique from one Federal agency to the next. A brief overview indicating the types of NEPA documents that are produced by the Department of Energy (DOE) in compliance with NEPA is shown in the figure. This figure indicates that the level of NEPA documentation required for any given project is graded and dependent on that project`s size, complexity, and potential consequences to health and the human environment. More complex projects with potentially greater environmental impacts require a much more in-depth analysis to ensure that these potential consequences can be managed and/or mitigated, so that the proposed project can proceed in compliance with NEPA.

  14. Energy Sector Cybersecurity Framework Implementation Guidance...

    Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    invites public comment on a draft of the Energy Sector Cybersecurity Framework Implementation Guidance. Comments must be received on or before October 14, 2014. The draft document...

  15. Benefits of Site-wide NEPA National Environmental Policy Act Review (1994)

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    The purpose of this guidance memorandum is to describe potential benefits of conducting a site-wide NEPA review (environmental impact statement orenvironmental assessment). Site-wide reviews can aid the Department of Energy (DOE) in meeting its goals to streamline the NEPA process, to make that process more useful to decision makers and thepublic, and to reduce the time and cost required to prepare NEPA documents.

  16. Oak Ridge National Laboratory's philosophy and approach to NEPA

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Van Hook, R.I.; Braunstein, H.M.; Sigal, L.L.; Trettin, C.C.

    1991-01-01

    At Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), the overall responsibility for compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) resides with Environmental Review and Documentations Section that is within the Office of Environmental Compliance and Documentation (OECD). Organizationally, OECD is a line-management division reporting to the Director for Environmental, Safety and Health Compliance. The cornerstone for NEPA compliance at ORNL is the Internal Environmental Assessment (IEA), which is designed to provide a basis for NEPA review and documentation. The Standard Operating Procedures provide for evaluation and documentation records management and training, and auditing. The IEA provides a project description and a review of environmental, health and safety issues. The completed IEA is used to make recommendations to DOE regarding the appropriate level of NEPA documentation required for the action. NEPA documents which may be prepared include the Categorical Exclusion, Abbreviated Environmental Assessment, and Environmental Assessment; actions requiring Environmental Impact Statements are prepared by US Department of Energy (US DOE). The relatively recent DOE initiative for agency-wide compliance with NEPA has created areas in which ORNL has found itself lacking adequate resources and expertise. These are discussed in this paper. Throughout ORNL, there is strong management support for compliance with NEPA which has resulted in enhanced awareness and implementation of the NEPA requirements. Guidance is being provided and Laboratory divisions are factoring early integration of NEPA into their project planning with the goal of ensuring that their activities are carried out in full compliance with the letter and the spirit of NEPA and the other environmental statutes and regulations.

  17. CEQ Releases Final Guidance on Consideration of Greenhouse Gas Emissions

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    and Effects of Climate Change in NEPA | Department of Energy CEQ Releases Final Guidance on Consideration of Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Effects of Climate Change in NEPA CEQ Releases Final Guidance on Consideration of Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Effects of Climate Change in NEPA August 3, 2016 - 1:58pm Addthis CEQ released its Final Guidance for Federal Departments and Agencies on Consideration of Greenhouse Gas Emissions and the Effects of Climate Change in National Environmental Policy

  18. Making NEPA more effective and economical for the new millennium

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    HANSEN,ROGER P.; WOLFF,THEODORE A.

    2000-03-08

    This paper focuses on a ten-element strategy for streamlining the NEPA process in order to achieve the Act's objectives while easing the considerable burden on agencies, the public, and the judicial system. In other words, this paper proposes a strategy for making NEPA work better and cost less. How these ten elements are timed and implemented is critical to any successful streamlining. The strategy elements discussed in this paper, in no particular order of priority, are as follows: (1) integrate the NEPA process with other environmental compliance and review procedures; (2) accelerate the decision time for determining the appropriate level of NEPA documentation; (3) conduct early and thorough internal EIS (or EA) scoping before public scoping or other public participation begins; (4) organize and implement public scoping processes that are more participatory than confrontational; (5) maintain an up-to-date compendium of environmental baseline information; (6) prepare more comprehensive, broad-scope umbrella EISs that can be used effectively for tiering; (7) encourage preparation of annotated outlines with detailed guidance that serve as a road map for preparation of each EIS or EA; (8) decrease the length and complexity of highly technical portions of NEPA documents; (9) increase and systematize NEPA compliance outreach, training, and organizational support; and (10) work diligently to influence the preparation of better organized, shorter, and more readable NEPA documents.

  19. A systematic interdisciplinary approach to NEPA compliance programs

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    March, F. )

    1993-01-01

    NEPA calls for a systematic interdisciplinary approach'', but no substantive guidance is provided by the law or the regulations on how to implement such an approach. A review of the literature on the impact assessment methods (most of which were written in the 1970s) reveals a variety of valid approaches, but is largely useful within a specific program context. This paper presents and illustrates a more general theory for a systematic interdisciplinary approach. The logic for this approach is rigorously grounded on statements in NEPA itself and in CEQ's regulations. The results have provided a part of the theoretical framework for a NEPA expert system and have proven useful in training project managers in implementing NEPA. The paper first summarizes NEPA and CEQ's specific statements relating to a systematic interdisciplinary approach. It distinguishes between the procedural vs substantive aspects of an approach. The procedural approach is first presented in the form of a logic diagram cross-referenced in detail to requirements or guidance in the CEQ regulations. This provides the framework for an expert system approach to procedural compliance, and for a NEPA program management plan.

  20. Habitat Evaluation: Guidance for the Review of Environmental...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Evaluation: Guidance for the Review of Environmental Impact Assessment Documents This Environmental Protection Agency document is designed to assist NEPA reviewers in...

  1. Tribal Energy NEPA Fundamentals Workshop

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    The Tribal Energy NEPA Fundamentals Workshop is a three-day workshop for tribes to understand how to manage the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process and implement the Council on...

  2. Tribal Energy NEPA Fundamentals Workshop

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Hosted by the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), this two-day workshop is for tribes involved in energy and natural resource development to understand how to manage the NEPA process,...

  3. NEPA Documents | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Services » NEPA Documents NEPA Documents To see a list of available NEPA documents by type and sorted by publication date, click on the links below. Documents listed in this section are available to members of the public. To see documents not electronically available to the public see the Secure NEPA Documents page for more information. Categorical Exclusion (CX) Determinations Categorical exclusions are categories of actions that DOE has determined, by regulation, do not individually or

  4. NEPA Contracting Reform Guidance (December 1996)

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    ... 19.1-12 and 19.1-13); available on the Internet at http:www.GSA.govstaffvhomepages... Labor hours, labor mix, andor material requirements (among other things) necessary to ...

  5. General Guidance on NEPA | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    October 3, 1984 Policy and Procedures for the Review of Federal Actions Impacting the Environment (EPA, 1984) This manual establishes policies and procedures for carrying out the ...

  6. USACE ER 200-2-2 Procedures for Implementing NEPA | Open Energy...

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    ER 200-2-2 Procedures for Implementing NEPA Jump to: navigation, search OpenEI Reference LibraryAdd to library PermittingRegulatory Guidance - GuideHandbook: USACE ER 200-2-2...

  7. Department of Energy - DOE, NEPA and You - A Guide to Public...

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    DOE, NEPA and You - A Guide to Public Participation Jump to: navigation, search OpenEI Reference LibraryAdd to library PermittingRegulatory Guidance - GuideHandbook: Department...

  8. Sandia Field Office NEPA Documents and Categorical Exclusion...

    National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

    Office of General Counsel National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) NEPA Reading Room Sandia Field Office NEPA Documents and Categorical ... Sandia Field Office NEPA...

  9. National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) | Department of Energy

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    Environmental Management System National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Regulations and Links DOE NEPA Website NEPA Compliance Program ...

  10. Council on Environmental Quality Collaboration in NEPA A Handbook...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Council on Environmental Quality Collaboration in NEPA A Handbook for NEPA Practitioners Council on Environmental Quality Collaboration in NEPA A Handbook for NEPA Practitioners ...

  11. Memorandum for Heads of Federal Departments and Agencies: Emergencies and NEPA

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    With this Memorandum, the Council on Environmental Quality reiterates its previous guidance on the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) environmental review of proposed emergency response actions.This memorandum clarifies that the previous guidance remains applicable to current situations and provides guidance on required agency environmental review.

  12. Socio-economic impact analysis in the NEPA process

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Karnovitz, A.; McQueen, S.

    1997-08-01

    National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) regulations require environmental impact statements to assess direct and indirect effects on a number of different environmental resource categories, including economic and social effects. However, NEPA regulations do not dictate the scope of the socio-economic analyses or specify which analytical procedures must be employed. As a result, socio-economic impact analyses vary considerably across NEPA documents in both the methodology of analysis and in the models used to quantify impacts. The purpose of this paper is to provide an overview of socio-economic analyses in NEPA documents and present strategies for ensuring that the socio-economic analyses are focused on the most relevant socio-economic indicators, while still conforming to the full intent of NEPA. This paper will provide guidance on what factors should be considered when identifying the economic indicators to be assessed. The paper will also describe and discuss various types of models currently used to quantify economic impacts in NEPA documents, and the comparative advantages and disadvantages of these models. In addition, the definition of the appropriate Return On Investment in relation to the model used and the analysis performed will be discussed. The offices of the Department of Energy, the Department of Defense, and the Food and Drug Administration present real world examples of innovative approaches to socio-economic impact analysis.

  13. National Environmenal Policy Act Contracting Reform Guidance: Phase 1

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    1995-08-01

    The NEPA Contracting Quality Improvement Team identified several contracting improvements to reduce the cost and time for the NEPA process. The team`s February 1995 report recommended a series of steps to achieve the improvements, including issuance of contracting guidance. The guidance will be issued in three phases. This Phase I guidance implements the team`s short-term recommendations. It provides model statements of work and a sample schedule of contractor deliverables, establishes a pilot program for evaluating performance of NEPA support contractors, and describes information resources available on the DOE NEPA Web.

  14. EIS-0337: DOE Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    6: Draft Environmental Impact Statement EIS-0306: Draft Environmental Impact Statement The Department of Energy (DOE) limits electronic access to certain NEPA documents on this website due to the potential security sensitivity of some information in these documents. DOE regrets any inconvenience caused by this decision, which reflects an awareness of the need to protect the public. For information on how to request a copy of a secure DOE NEPA document visit the Secure NEPA Documents page. More

  15. DOE NEPA Compliance Officers

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    NEPA Compliance Officers Programs and Power Marketing Administrations are listed alphabetically by name, then NCO. Field Offices are listed alphabetically under their primary Program Office. Please send updates to yardena.mansoor@hq.doe.gov Sep 21, 2016 Forrestal (FORS) Addresses: Germantown (GTN) Addresses: 1000 Independence Ave SW 1000 Independence Ave SW Washington, DC 20585 Washington, DC 20585-1290 . Use for U.S. Postal Service mail. 19901 Germantown Road Germantown, MD 20874-1290 Use for

  16. NEPA Determination Form

    National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

    LA NEPA COMPLIANCE DETERMINATION FORM PRID - 09P-0059 V2 Page 1 of 8 Project/Activity Title: TA-3 Substation Replacement Project PRID: 09P-0059 V2 Date: February 16, 2016 Purpose: The proposed demolition and replacement of the Los Alamos National Laboratory's (LANL) Technical Area (TA)-3 electrical power substation is needed to provide reliable and efficient electrical distribution systems with sufficient electrical capacity to support the national security missions. The electrical distribution

  17. Property:NEPA FONSI | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    FONSI Jump to: navigation, search Property Name NEPA FONSI Property Type Page Description FONSI files for NEPA Docs This is a property of type Page. Pages using the property "NEPA...

  18. Form:NEPA Doc | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    NEPA Doc Jump to: navigation, search Input the name of a NEPA Document below. If the document already exists, you will be able to edit its information. AddEdit a NEPA Document...

  19. NEPA History | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    These amendments incorporate changes primarily related to DOE's power marketing activities, based on DOE's experience in applying the current NEPA regulations. The revised ...

  20. Environmental Assessment and Environmental Impact Statement Guidance and

    Energy Savers

    Requirements | Department of Energy Assessment and Environmental Impact Statement Guidance and Requirements Environmental Assessment and Environmental Impact Statement Guidance and Requirements See also Guidance and Requirements related to: Categorical Exclusions General NEPA All Guidance and Requirements. Guidance Appropriate Use of Mitigation and Monitoring and Clarifying the Appropriate Use of Mitigated Findings of No Significant Impact (CEQ, 2011) The Environmental Style: Writing

  1. Property:NEPA Decision | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    Decision Jump to: navigation, search Property Name NEPA Decision Property Type Page Description Files documenting decisions on NEPA Docs This is a property of type Page. Pages...

  2. Property:NEPA Application | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    Application Jump to: navigation, search Property Name NEPA Application Property Type Page Description NEPA application files. All NOIs. Drilling permits are also appropriate. This...

  3. NEPA Overview for the Weatherization Assistance Program

    Energy Savers

    A clear understanding of NEPA helps to ensure smooth project implementation and payment by DOE National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) & Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) 5 ...

  4. Federal NEPA Contacts | Department of Energy

    Energy Savers

    Federal NEPA Contacts CEQ and most Federal agencies identify primary points of contact for NEPA compliance. Normally a senior environmental professional, environmental law...

  5. Property:NEPA Url | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    Url Jump to: navigation, search Property Name NEPA Url Property Type URL Description URLs to any other relevant information associated with NEPA Docs that are not appropriate to...

  6. Property:NEPA Document | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    Document Jump to: navigation, search Property Name NEPA Document Property Type Page Description Any other relevant files associated with NEPA Docs that are not appropriate to...

  7. National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    All Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability (OE) projects are reviewed under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969 – 42 U.S.C. Section 4321 et seq. The Department of Energy regulations that implement NEPA require OE to determine whether a proposal requires preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), an Environmental Assessment (EA), or a Categorical Exclusion (CX).

  8. Mini-Guidance Articles from Lessons Learned Quarterly Reports, Dec. 1994 to Sept. 2005

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    The articles in this collection, organized by topic, contain procedural interpretations and recommendations developed by the DOE Office of NEPA Policy and Compliance in consultation with the Office of General Counsel, the DOE NEPA Community, and others. The mini-guidance articles were developed to address problems identified in the course of preparing, reviewing, and issuing NEPA documents.

  9. From rags to riches in the world of NEPA: The Hanford Site experience in applying the Department of Energy`s NEPA program

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Guzzetta, D.J.

    1995-12-01

    The Department of Energy`s procedures for implementing the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) have undergone significant changes since February 5, 1990 when the then Secretary of Energy, Admiral James Watkins, issued Secretary of Energy Notice 15 (SEN-15). This notice directed all DOE elements to integrate NEPA into their decision making processes and temporarily centralized NEPA decision making for all level of NEPA documents (categorical exclusions, environmental assessments (EA), and environmental impact statements) at DOE Headquarters. Since 1990 most of the responsibilities for NEPA have been returned to DOE field elements. However, in the intervening five years, there have been significant changes at all levels of DOE regarding the role NEPA will play in DOE decision making. DOE`s new NEPA regulations were published on April 24, 1992 and required greater state and Native American involvement in the preparation of EAs. Delegation of EA authority to the DOE field offices followed the current Secretary of Energy`s letter of June 13, 1994. In order for delegation to take place each DOE field element provided a plan that included internal scoping and public participation in the EA process. Since the Manhattan Project the Hanford Site has been a crucial component of the nation`s nuclear weapons program. Since the late 1980s Hanford`s mission has changed from the production of defense nuclear materials to environmental clean-up. This paper will provide an overview of NEPA at the Hanford Site since 1990 and how the application of NEPA has changed in the five years since SEN-15. Of particular interest will be the EA process at Hanford. This EA process strongly parallels the procedural requirements for an EIS. It includes notification of states, Native Americans, and the public, internal scoping, preparation and circulation of a draft EA, and creation of a panel for making recommendations regarding the significance of the proposed action.

  10. Microsoft PowerPoint - FNC NEPA GHG Climate Slides -- 16Jan2015...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    OVERVIEW OF THE COUNCIL ON ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY'S REVISED DRAFT GUIDANCE ON CONSIDERATION OF GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS AND THE EFFECTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE IN NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL ...

  11. NEPA Lessons Learned Cumulative Index December 2012 1 DOE NEPA Lessons Learned Quarterly Report

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Lessons Learned Cumulative Index December 2012 1 DOE NEPA Lessons Learned Quarterly Report A Accident Analyses Sep 95/12; Dec 95/15; Sep 97/7; Sep 98/7; Dec 98/5; Jun 00/3, 8 guidance issued for preparation of Sep 02/16; Dec 02/20 Adaptive Management also see: Environmental Management Systems Dec 02/8; Jun 07/17; Jun 08/8 training Dec 06/16 Administrative Record also see: Legal Issues Mar 97/13; Sep 97/7; Jun 98/7; Dec 98/4 Advisory Council on Historic Preservation also see: National Historic

  12. Memorandum for Federal NEPA Contacts: Emergency Actions and NEPA

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    This Council on Environmental Quality memorandum provides general information on (1) the response to hurricane Katrina; (2) reporting oil and chemical spills; (3) projected long term recovery efforts; and (4) how agencies can respond to emergencies and comply with NEPA.

  13. NREL Programmatic NEPA Determinations | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Programmatic NEPA Determinations NREL Programmatic NEPA Determinations The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy has developed five Programmatic NEPA Determinations (PND) to address routine activities and ongoing research conducted at National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) facilities. These determinations were conducted as part of a joint DOE and NREL NEPA Enhancement Project that was developed to help streamline the NEPA process for activities

  14. NEPA and NHPA: A Handbook for Integrating NEPA and Section 106...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    NHPA: A Handbook for Integrating NEPA and Section 106 (CEQ and ACHP, 2013) NEPA and NHPA: A Handbook for Integrating NEPA and Section 106 (CEQ and ACHP, 2013) In this document, the ...

  15. NEPA Success Stories and Benefits | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    NEPA Success Stories and Benefits NEPA Success Stories and Benefits September 16, 2013 Examples of Benefits from the NEPA process for ARRA funded activities Efforts to implement ...

  16. Annual NEPA Planning Summary Report Template | Department of...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    NEPA Planning Summary Report Template Annual NEPA Planning Summary Report Template Adobe Acrobat templates and User's Guide for preparing and submitting an Annual NEPA...

  17. Federal Register Notices for DOE NEPA Guidelines and Regulations...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    Notices for DOE NEPA Guidelines and Regulations Federal Register Notices for DOE NEPA Guidelines and Regulations Historical compilation of Federal Register notices for DOE NEPA...

  18. DOE-NEPA-Document-CertificationandTransmittalFormAugust2012.pdf

    Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    NEPA Policy and Compliance August 2012 DOE NEPA Document Certification and Transmittal Form 1. NEPA Document :(e.g., DOEEIS-XXX, DOEEA-XXXX)...

  19. LM Annual NEPA Planning Summary 2015 | Department of Energy

    Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    LM Annual NEPA Planning Summary 2015 More Documents & Publications 2015 Annual NEPA Planning Summaries Annual NEPA Planning Summary Report Template 2013 Annual Planning Summary for...

  20. NEPA-Related Public Involvement

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    The Loan Programs Office’s NEPA-related hearings, public meetings, and public notices (e.g. public scoping meeting, public hearing, notice of proposed floodplain or wetland action) are presented...

  1. NEPA Documentation | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    of a general NEPA briefing provided to the Acting Deputy Secretary in May 2008. Please let me know if you have any further questions (carol.borgstrom @hq.doe.gov; 202-586-4600). ...

  2. NEPA, monitoring, and adaptive management

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Carpenter, R.A.

    1995-12-01

    Getting concerns about the environment on the decision making table before Federal actions are taken is the recognized business of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), but keeping them there is just as important. Human interventions into natural systems seldom proceed as originally planned. Scientific uncertainties prevent environmental impacts from being reliably or precisely predicted. Thus, the style of management must provide for monitoring to guide mid-course corrections adapting to inevitable surprises. the one time, pre-approval EA/EIS procedure remains essential but is not sufficient to assure the goal of NEPA {open_quotes}to...maintain conditions under which man and nature can exist in productive harmony...{close_quotes} (NEPA, 1969). This paper explores the extent to which NEPA encourages continuous assessment for timely feedback to managers, and the practical difficulties involved in doing so.

  3. NEPA - Environmental Assessments - Hanford Site

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    Assessments Documents Documents Hanford Site Cleanup Completion Framework Tri-Party Agreement Freedom of Information and Privacy Act Hanford Site Budget Hanford Site Safety Standards DOE - ORP Contracts/Procurements DOE - RL Contracts/Procurements Integrated Waste Feed Delivery Plan Single-Shell Tank Evaluations Deep Vadose Zone 100-F RI/FS 100-D/H Operable Units RI/FS Sitewide Probabilistic Seismic Hazard Analysis Environmental CERCLA Five-Year Review NEPA - Categorical Exclusions NEPA -

  4. LM Annual NEPA Planning Summary 2016 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    6 LM Annual NEPA Planning Summary 2016 LM Annual NEPA Planning Summary 2016 LM Annual NEPA Planning Summary 2016 (198.55 KB) More Documents & Publications LM Annual NEPA Planning Summary 2015

  5. National Environmental Policy Act guidance: A model process

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Angle, B.M.; Lockhart, V.A.T.; Sema, B.; Tuott, L.C.; Irving, J.S.

    1995-04-01

    The ``Model National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Process`` includes: References to regulations, guidance documents, and plans; training programs; procedures; and computer databases. Legislative Acts and reference documents from Congress, US Department of Energy, and Lockheed Idaho Technologies Company provide the bases for conducting NEPA at the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory (INEL). Lockheed Idaho Technologies Company (LITCO) NEPA / Permitting Department, the Contractor Environmental Organization (CEO) is responsible for developing and maintaining LITCO NEPA and permitting policies, guidance, and procedures. The CEO develops procedures to conduct environmental evaluations based on NEPA, Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) regulations, and DOE guidance. This procedure includes preparation or support of environmental checklists, categorical exclusion determinations, environmental assessment determinations, environmental assessments, and environmental impact statements. In addition, the CEO uses this information to train personnel conducting environmental evaluations at the INEL. Streamlining these procedures fosters efficient use of resources, quality documents, and better decisions on proposed actions.

  6. Biodiversity conservation and NEPA

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Southerland, M.T. )

    1993-01-01

    The Council of Environmental Quality (CEQ) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have recently developed new guidelines to facilitate the consideration of biodiversity in the preparation and review of environmental impact assessments. The purpose of these efforts is to facilitate the incorporation of biodiversity considerations into the ecological analyses of all federal agencies. Because federal decisions requiring environmental impact assessments under NEPA affect hundreds of millions of federal and non-federal lands and waters, improved consideration of the impacts of federal activities is essential to stemming the loss of biological diversity in the United States. The designation of ecosystems or habitats'' of concern is a useful first step identifying risks to biodiversity. After reviewing the status and trends of habitats within eight major regions of the US, the EPA guidelines identify habitats contributing to regional and global biodiversity such as remnant prairies, riparian habitats, and old-growth forests. This document also discusses how the impacts on habitats vary with the different activities of land conversion, timber harvesting, grazing, mining, and water management.

  7. NEPA Reading Room | National Nuclear Security Administration | (NNSA)

    National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

    NEPA Reading Room Welcome to the National Nuclear Security Administration's NEPA Reading Room. This site serves as a focal point for NNSA NEPA implementation and contains information about past and current NNSA NEPA actions as well as other resources for NEPA practitioners and members of the public. Welcome to the National Nuclear Security Administration's NEPA Reading Room. This site serves as a focal point for NNSA NEPA implementation and contains information about past and current NNSA NEPA

  8. 2015 Annual NEPA Planning Summaries | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    5 Annual NEPA Planning Summaries 2015 Annual NEPA Planning Summaries The ongoing and projected Environmental Assessments and Environmental Impact Statements for various US Department of Energy offices. 2015 Annual NEPA Planning Summaries (11.72 MB) More Documents & Publications LM Annual NEPA Planning Summary 2015 LM Annual NEPA Planning Summary 2016 Annual NEPA Planning Summary Report Template (DOE, 2015)

  9. DOE-wide NEPA Contracting Update

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    A DOE team is evaluating the offers received in response to a Request for Quotations to provide NEPA support services. The scope of the solicitation is similar to that of the DOE-wide NEPA support...

  10. NEPA Database | OpenEI Community

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    NEPA Database Home > Blogs > Kyoung's blog Kyoung's picture Submitted by Kyoung(150) Contributor 25 February, 2013 - 10:19 data NEPA quarterly meeting We are in the process of...

  11. Designating and Supporting NEPA Document Managers

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    The purpose of this memorandum is to emphasize the important role that National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Document Managers play in the success of the DOE's NEPA compliance program and to help maximize their effectiveness.

  12. NEPA Terminology | National Nuclear Security Administration | (NNSA)

    National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

    NEPA Terminology A brief overview of some commonly used terms associated with the NEPA process A brief overview of some commonly used terms associated with the NEPA process Environmental Impact Statements (EIS) - The detailed written statement that is required by section 102(2)(C) of NEPA for a proposed major Federal action significantly affecting the quality of the human environment. ROD means a Record of Decision as described at 40 CFR 1505.2. Environmental Assessment (EA) - A concise public

  13. Property:NEPA Extraordinary | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    Extraordinary Jump to: navigation, search Property Name NEPA Extraordinary Property Type Page Description Files documenting extraordinary circumstances checklist or documentation...

  14. NEPA Overview for Weatherization Assistance Program Grantees

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) hosted a webinar Aug. 3, 2016, on understanding the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) for WAP grantees. Speakers covered how all projects receiving financial assistance from DOE must be reviewed under NEPA. Understanding NEPA early in a new program year ensures smooth implementation of the Weatherization Assistance Program in your state.

  15. Collaboration in NEPA: A Handbook for NEPA Practitioners (2007)

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    The purpose of this handbook by the Council on Environmental Quality is to assist federal agencies to expand the effective use of collaboration as part of the NEPA process. It introduces the concept of collaboration, outlines general principles, presents useful steps, and provides information on methods of collaboration.

  16. EIS-0236-S2: Draft Supplemental Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    Energy Revised Draft Environmental Impact Statement EIS-0226: Revised Draft Environmental Impact Statement Decommissioning and/or Long-Term Stewardship at the West Valley Demonstration Project and Western New York Nuclear Service Center This EIS has been prepared in accordance with NEPA and SEQR to examine the potential environmental impacts of the range of reasonable alternatives to decommission and/or maintain long-term stewardship at WNYNSC. The alternatives analyzed in this Draft EIS

  17. Future challenges of NEPA: A panel discussion

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Smith, E.D.

    1989-01-01

    One portion of a plenary session during the conference was a forum on The Future Challenges of NEPA.'' The session was a panel discussion. Each of the panelists was to spent 10 to 15 minutes talking about their observations on how NEPA is operating, some of the trends they observed, and how they thought NEPA might change in the future. Topics discussed in this forum included Congressional proposals to amend NEPA; possible changes at the CEQ; post-decision monitoring, mitigation, and follow-up studies; applicability of NEPA to international actions of the US government; assessment of global change impacts; and the relationship between NEPA and state little NEPA'' laws. The individual presentations and the subsequent discussion are described in this paper. 5 refs.

  18. National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Environmental Management System » National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Regulations and Links DOE NEPA Website NEPA Compliance Program (DOE O 451.1B) Council on Environmental Quality A Citizen's Guide to the NEPA Recent NEPA Actions and Determinations Categorically Excluded Actions Environmental Assessments (EA) None in Progress Environmental Impact Statements (EIS) None in Progress Prior NEPA determinations for EAs and EISs are available on the

  19. Draft RSO Deeming Guidance Document 1 DRAFT RSO Deeming Guidance...

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    BPA recognizes that there is volatility in loads and generally little flexibility in hydro operations during certain times of year (e.g., September and October). BPA will take...

  20. State Energy Program NEPA Determination FY15 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    5 State Energy Program NEPA Determination FY15 The document below is the State Energy Program''s NEPA Determination for Fiscal Year 2015. NEPA Determination FY15 (134.52 KB) More Documents & Publications State Energy Program NEPA Determination FY14 State Energy Program NEPA Determination FY13 CX-009008

  1. NEPA - Categorical Exclusions - Hanford Site

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    Documents Environmental NEPA - Categorical Exclusions Documents Documents Hanford Site Cleanup Completion Framework Tri-Party Agreement Freedom of Information and Privacy Act Hanford Site Budget Hanford Site Safety Standards DOE - ORP Contracts/Procurements DOE - RL Contracts/Procurements Integrated Waste Feed Delivery Plan Single-Shell Tank Evaluations Deep Vadose Zone 100-F RI/FS 100-D/H Operable Units RI/FS Sitewide Probabilistic Seismic Hazard Analysis Environmental CERCLA Five-Year Review

  2. Microsoft Word - NEPA Fact Sheet 082814.doc

    National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

    National Environmental Policy Act The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969 was enacted by Congress to ensure that federal agencies consider the potential environmental impacts of their proposed actions and alternatives before deciding on a course of action. NEPA requires the preparation of an environmental impact statement (EIS) for major federal actions that may significantly affect the quality of the environment. Under NEPA, the term "environment" encompasses both the

  3. Council on Environmental Quality Collaboration in NEPA A Handbook for NEPA Practitioners

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    Collaboration in NEPA - a Handbook for NEPA Practitioners is a collaboration of research and consultations by CEQ concerning analyses prepared under NEPA. Updated in the Fall of 2007, this 100-page guide introduces interested parties to collaborative principles, and includes suggestions for successful collaborative efforts.

  4. Federal NEPA Contacts | Department of Energy

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    CEQ and most Federal agencies identify primary points of contact for NEPA compliance. Normally a senior environmental professional, environmental law attorney, or member of agency ...

  5. Template:NEPA Doc | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    General NEPA Document Information EnergyTechnology - Energy Sector (e.g. Geothermal, Solar, Wind) (page: Category:ElectricityGeneratingTechnologies) EnvironmentalAnalysisTyp...

  6. Template:Nepa Transmission | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    General NEPA Document Information TransmissionType - Energy Sector (e.g. Geothermal, Solar, Wind) (page: Category:ElectricityGeneratingTechnologies) EnvironmentalAnalysisTyp...

  7. 2008 Network Open Season (NOS) NEPA Request

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process and the preliminary engineering and design work (stage gate 1 of a 2-stage gated project approval process) for the following transmission...

  8. Solar Project Regulatory Considerations and NEPA Compliance

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Bureau of Indian Affairs Solar Project Regulatory Considerations and NEPA Compliance DOE Tribal Webinar Project Regulatory Considerations August 31, 2016 NEPA Compliance  Statute, Executive Orders, DOI Memos, Policy, DOI Handbooks  Process  Coordination National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)  NEPA-Public Law 91- 190 42 U.S.C. 4321-4347 January 1, 1970  CEQ Regulations 40 CFR 1500-1508 November 29, 1978  DOI Implementing Procedures 516 DM 1-6 (April 23, 1980)  DOI Final

  9. Category:NEPA Transmission | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    Pages in category "NEPA Transmission" This category contains only the following page. T TransWest Retrieved from "http:en.openei.orgwindex.php?titleCategory:NEPATransmiss...

  10. RAPID/NEPA/About | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    and potential application of future tiered NEPA analyses such as DNAs. Resource (e.g. Air Quality) Users can look at mitigation measures proposed and imposed on previous...

  11. NEPA Lessons Learned Quarterly Report Questionnaire | Department...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    from the Department of Energy (DOE) National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Community. ... of losing unsaved work (e.g., if internet connectivity is lost while completing the form). ...

  12. Annual NEPA Planning Summary Report Template (DOE, 2015) | Department of

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Energy Annual NEPA Planning Summary Report Template (DOE, 2015) Annual NEPA Planning Summary Report Template (DOE, 2015) Adobe Acrobat templates and User's Guide for preparing and submitting an Annual NEPA Planning Summary. 2016 Annual Planning Summary Template (93.08 KB) 2016 Annual Planning Summary Template Continuation Sheet (108.41 KB) APS User's Guide (33.55 KB) More Documents & Publications LM Annual NEPA Planning Summary 2015 2015 Annual NEPA Planning Summaries LM Annual NEPA

  13. Property:NEPA ApplicationAttachments | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    ApplicationAttachments Jump to: navigation, search Property Name NEPA ApplicationAttachments Property Type Page Description FONSI files for NEPA Docs. For example: Cover letters,...

  14. Property:NEPA SerialRegisterPage | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    SerialRegisterPage Jump to: navigation, search Property Name NEPA SerialRegisterPage Property Type Page Description Serial Register Page files for NEPA Docs. Related Serial...

  15. Need to Consider Intentional Destructive Acts in NEPA Documents...

    Energy Savers

    Need to Consider Intentional Destructive Acts in NEPA Documents (DOE, 2006) Need to Consider Intentional Destructive Acts in NEPA Documents (DOE, 2006) DOE National Environmental ...

  16. Need to Consider Intentional Destructive Acts in NEPA Documents...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Need to Consider Intentional Destructive Acts in NEPA Documents (CEQ, 2006) Need to Consider Intentional Destructive Acts in NEPA Documents (CEQ, 2006) DOE National Environmental ...

  17. Council on Environmental Quality - Emergency Actions and NEPA...

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    NEPA Jump to: navigation, search OpenEI Reference LibraryAdd to library Memorandum: Council on Environmental Quality - Emergency Actions and NEPA Abstract This memorandum...

  18. 550 FW 3 NEPA Decision Documents | Open Energy Information

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    Handbook Abstract Outlines required NEPA documents for FWS NEPA process. Author Fish and Wildlife Service Published Fish and Wildlife Service, 1996 DOI Not Provided Check...

  19. Regulations for Implementing the Procedural Provisions of NEPA...

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    Regulations for Implementing the Procedural Provisions of NEPA Regulations for Implementing the Procedural Provisions of NEPA PDF icon CEQ Regulations for Implementing the...

  20. Property:NEPA CU Document | Open Energy Information

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    CU Document Jump to: navigation, search Property Name NEPA CU Document Property Type Page Description CU files for NEPA Docs. Typically Casual Use Documentation consists of a...

  1. Property:NEPA Application Url | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    Application Url Jump to: navigation, search Property Name NEPA Application Url Property Type URL Description URLs to NEPA application files. All NOIs. Drilling permits are also...

  2. "Frequently Asked Questions" on the Department of Energy's NEPA...

    Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    regarding DOE's NEPA implementation regulations. Revised "Frequently Asked Questions on the Department of Energy's NEPA Regulations More Documents & Publications Questions and...

  3. States with NEPA-like Environmental Planning Requirements | Department...

    Energy Savers

    States with NEPA-like Environmental Planning Requirements States with NEPA-like Environmental Planning Requirements Several states have environmental planning requirements that are...

  4. NEPA Implementation Procedures: Appendices I, II, and III

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    These appendices are intended to improve public participation and facilitate agency compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and the Council on Environmental Quality's NEPA...

  5. 2012 General Counsel's Reminder Letter Regarding NEPA Planning...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    General Counsel's Reminder Letter Regarding NEPA Planning Summaries 2012 General Counsel's Reminder Letter Regarding NEPA Planning Summaries PDF icon 2012 APS Reminder Letter...

  6. Final Guidance on Improving the Process for Preparing Efficient and Timely Environmental Reviews Under the National Environmental Policy Act (CEQ, 2012)

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    The Council on Environmental Quality is issuing its final guidance on Improving the Process for Preparing Efficient and Timely Environmental Reviews under the National Environmental Policy Act. The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and CEQ Regulations implementing NEPA provide numerous techniques for preparing efficient and timely environmental reviews. CEQ is issuing this guidance for Federal departments and agencies to emphasize and clarify that these techniques are available for all NEPA Environmental Assessments and Environmental Impact Statements.

  7. Hanford Site National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Characterization

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    Duncan, Joanne P.; Burk, Kenneth W.; Chamness, Mickie A.; Fowler, Richard A.; Fritz, Brad G.; Hendrickson, Paul L.; Kennedy, Ellen P.; Last, George V.; Poston, Ted M.; Sackschewsky, Michael R.; Scott, Michael J.; Snyder, Sandra F.; Sweeney, Mark D.; Thorne, Paul D.

    2007-09-27

    specific information covering statutory and regulatory requirements for use in an environmental assessment or environmental impact statement. When preparing environmental assessments and EISs, authors should consult Recommendations for the Preparation of Environmental Assessments and Environmental Impact Statements published by the DOE Office of NEPA Oversight (DOE 2004). Additional direction and guidance on the preparation of DOE NEPA documents can be found at http://tis.eh.doe.gov/nepa/guidance.html. Individuals seeking baseline data on the Hanford Site and its past activities may also use the information contained in this document to evaluate projected activities and their impacts. Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) staff prepared individual sections of this document, with input from other Hanford Site contractors with the best available information through May 2007. More detailed data are available from reference sources cited or from the authors. For this 2007 revision, the following sections of the document were reviewed by the authors and updated with the best available information through May 2005: Climate and Meteorology Air Quality Geology – Seismicity section only Hydrology – Flow charts for the Columbia and Yakima rivers only Ecology – Threatened and Endangered Species subsection only Socioeconomics Occupational Safety All of Chapter 6.

  8. Federal Register - Document Drafting Handbook | Open Energy Informatio...

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    search OpenEI Reference LibraryAdd to library PermittingRegulatory Guidance - GuideHandbook: Federal Register - Document Drafting HandbookPermittingRegulatory...

  9. EA-1792-S1: Draft Supplemental Environmental Assessment | Department of

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Energy Draft Supplemental Environmental Assessment EA-1792-S1: Draft Supplemental Environmental Assessment DOE's Golden Field Office has prepared the supplemental EA in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The University of Maine is proposing to use Congressionally directed federal funding, from DOE, to deploy, test and retrieve one 1/8-scale floating wind turbine (20kw) prototype in Castine Harbor, offshore of Castine Maine. This test would be conducted prior to

  10. LM Annual NEPA Planning Summary 2014 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    4 LM Annual NEPA Planning Summary 2014 LM Annual NEPA Planning Summary 2014 LM Annual NEPA Planning Summary 2014 (15.38 KB) More Documents & Publications 2013 Annual Planning Summary for the Office of Fossil Energy 2011 ANNUAL PLANNING SUMMARY FOR ADVANCED RESEARCH AND PROJECTS AGENCY WESTERN AREA POWER ADMINISTRATION LM Annual NEPA Planning Summary 2015

  11. State Energy Program NEPA Determination FY13 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    3 State Energy Program NEPA Determination FY13 The document below is the State Energy Program''s NEPA Determination for Fiscal Year 2013. NEPA Determination FY13 (143.76 KB) More Documents & Publications State Energy Program NEPA Determination FY15 CX-009008: Categorical Exclusion Determination CX-009155

  12. State Energy Program NEPA Determination FY14 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    4 State Energy Program NEPA Determination FY14 The document below is the State Energy Program''s NEPA Determination for Fiscal Year 2014. NEPA Determination FY14 (142.76 KB) More Documents & Publications State Energy Program NEPA Determination FY15 CX-009008: Categorical Exclusion Determination CX-009566

  13. Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) NEPA Guidance and Requirements |

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    Debate | Department of Energy Coordinating Interstate ElectricTransmission Siting: An Introduction to the Debate Coordinating Interstate ElectricTransmission Siting: An Introduction to the Debate In recent years, experts have started drawing att ention to the need to improve the system that transmits electricity from power plants to demand centers. Congestion on existing lines, increased energy demand that suggests a need for new electric transmission and the challenge of connecting

  14. DOE NEPA Guidance and Requirements | Department of Energy

    Energy Savers

    Table of Contents Message from the Inspector General . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Significant Audits, Inspections, and Other Reviews . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Significant Investigative Activities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Positive Results . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Highlights Based on Office of Inspector General Work . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Congressional

  15. General NEPA Guidance and Requirements | Department of Energy

    Energy Savers

    Department of Energy 6.3.2011]: Inked PV, Diagnostic Tools and Tough Microscopes Geek-Up[6.3.2011]: Inked PV, Diagnostic Tools and Tough Microscopes June 3, 2011 - 2:04pm Addthis Novartis Diagnostics scientist Cleo Salisbury and Biological Nanostructures Facility director Ron Zuckermann discuss their collaboration to discover new therapies for Alzheimer's. Niketa Kumar Niketa Kumar Public Affairs Specialist, Office of Public Affairs What does this mean for me? Researchers have developed new

  16. Guidance on NEPA Review for Corrective Actions under the Resource...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    actions, in response to a recommendation in the National Academy of Sciences Report on "Improving the Environment: An Evaluation of DOE'S Environmental Management Program." ...

  17. Using the NEPA Requirements and Guidance - Search Index

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    - Search Index Step 2: Entering a Search Term or Phrase 1. Locate the downloaded file, ... Use the default option Enter search term or phrase here Step 2.2: Refining Search ...

  18. Scoping Guidance: Memorandum for General Counsels, NEPA Liaisons, and

    Energy Savers

    University of California's Costs Claimed and Related Internal Controls for Operation of Los Alamos National Laboratory DOE/IG-0596 April 2003 Los Alamos Costs and Controls Background ................................................................................ 1 Results of Audit .......................................................................... 1 Recommendations and Comments .......................................... 11 Appendices 1. Objective, Scope, and Methodology

  19. Effective early planning and integration of NEPA into the decision-making process

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Hannon, W.C.; Gensler, J.D. )

    1993-01-01

    This paper covers several key challenges and lessons learned in a federal agency assignment to educate the decision makers in NEPA and then to effectuate decisions early in the decision-making process based on the information derived from the NEPA process participants and documentation. Many of the key challenges faced by these federal decision makers stem, in part, from unfamiliarity with NEPA requirements and the benefits that can be derived by utilizing the process to support making an informed decision. Secondly, federal managers, at times believe that the process is a hindrance to accomplishing their mission. Lastly, there was a genuine belief that the public and other organizations within the agency should have no part in evaluating or commenting on the proposed action. Using the knowledge gained from drafting and reviewing EISs and EAs, Booz, Allen devised a systematic process that effectively: educated management on NEPA requirements; developed a management tool to guide and integrate the process; and encouraged the early and effective use of environmental and social information into all decision-making processes.

  20. Final Guidance for Consideration of Environmental Justice in Clean Air Act 309 Reviews (EPA, 1999)

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    This Environmental Protection Agency document provides guidance on reviewing and commenting on other federal agencies NEPA documents to help ensure that environmental effects on minority and low-income communities have been fully analyzed.

  1. Final Guidance for Consideration of Environmental Justice in Clean Air Act 309 Reviews

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    This Environmental Protection Agency document provides guidance on reviewing and commenting on other federal agencies NEPA documents to help ensure that environmental effects on minority and low-income communities have been fully analyzed.

  2. NEPA Success Stories from Lessons Learned Quarterly Reports | Department of

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Energy Success Stories from Lessons Learned Quarterly Reports NEPA Success Stories from Lessons Learned Quarterly Reports NEPA Success Stories from Lessons Learned Quarterly Reports This document contains a compilation of NEPA "success stories" that were featured in DOE Lessons Learned Quarterly Reports (LLQRs). Feature articles in LLQR have described how the NEPA process provided an organized structure for making some of the Department's most complex decisions. NEPA reviews have

  3. EIS-0477: Notice of Availability of Draft Environmental Impact Statement

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended (NEPA), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has prepared a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the San Juan Basin Energy Connect Project (Project) and by this notice is announcing the opening of the comment period.

  4. NEPA - Environmental Impact Statements - Hanford Site

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    Statements Documents Documents Hanford Site Cleanup Completion Framework Tri-Party Agreement Freedom of Information and Privacy Act Hanford Site Budget Hanford Site Safety Standards DOE - ORP Contracts/Procurements DOE - RL Contracts/Procurements Integrated Waste Feed Delivery Plan Single-Shell Tank Evaluations Deep Vadose Zone 100-F RI/FS 100-D/H Operable Units RI/FS Sitewide Probabilistic Seismic Hazard Analysis Environmental CERCLA Five-Year Review NEPA - Categorical Exclusions NEPA -

  5. Template for Expedited NEPA Review of Certain

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    for Expedited NEPA Review of Certain Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) Sub-grants Purpose: This document provides an optional approach that a State may use to help the Department of Energy (DOE) expedite National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) review of certain Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grants (EECBG) sub-grants that States plan to award to eligible units of local governments (Sub-recipients) under Sections 544 and 545(c) of the Energy Information and

  6. Department of Energy - Office of NEPA Policy and Compliance ...

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    Office of NEPA Policy and Compliance Jump to: navigation, search OpenEI Reference LibraryAdd to library Web Site: Department of Energy - Office of NEPA Policy and Compliance...

  7. Property:NEPA RevisedApplicationDate | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    RevisedApplicationDate Jump to: navigation, search Property Name NEPA RevisedApplicationDate Property Type Date This is a property of type Date. Pages using the property "NEPA...

  8. Property:NEPA DNA Worksheet | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    DNA Worksheet Jump to: navigation, search Property Name NEPA DNA Worksheet Property Type Page Description DNA Worksheet files for NEPA Docs. This is a property of type Page. It...

  9. Property:NEPA Application Type | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    Type Jump to: navigation, search Property Name NEPA Application Type Property Type String Allows Values NOI;GPD;POO;POU;POD;ROW;Sundry Notice Pages using the property "NEPA...

  10. Property:NEPA ScopingInitiatedDate | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    ScopingInitiatedDate Jump to: navigation, search Property Name NEPA ScopingInitiatedDate Property Type Date This is a property of type Date. Pages using the property "NEPA...

  11. Property:NEPA PreliminaryEA-EISDate | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    PreliminaryEA-EISDate Jump to: navigation, search Property Name NEPA PreliminaryEA-EISDate Property Type Date This is a property of type Date. Pages using the property "NEPA...

  12. Property:NEPA FinalEA-EISDate | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    FinalEA-EISDate Jump to: navigation, search Property Name NEPA FinalEA-EISDate Property Type Date This is a property of type Date. Pages using the property "NEPA FinalEA-EISDate"...

  13. Property:NEPA TieredDoc | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    TieredDoc Jump to: navigation, search Property Name NEPA TieredDoc Property Type Page This is a property of type Page. Pages using the property "NEPA TieredDoc" Showing 25 pages...

  14. Property:NEPA SerialNumber | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    SerialNumber Jump to: navigation, search Property Name NEPA SerialNumber Property Type String This is a property of type String. Pages using the property "NEPA SerialNumber"...

  15. Property:NEPA ApplicationDate | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    ApplicationDate Jump to: navigation, search Property Name NEPA ApplicationDate Property Type Date This is a property of type Date. Pages using the property "NEPA ApplicationDate"...

  16. Bureau of Land Management - NEPA Website | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    Website Jump to: navigation, search OpenEI Reference LibraryAdd to library Web Site: Bureau of Land Management - NEPA Website Abstract This page links to the BLM NEPA website....

  17. Bureau of Land Management - NEPA Web Guide | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    Web Guide Jump to: navigation, search OpenEI Reference LibraryAdd to library Web Site: Bureau of Land Management - NEPA Web Guide Abstract The NEPA Web Guide includes links to...

  18. Designating and Supporting NEPA Document Managers (DOE, 1998)

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    The purpose of this memorandum is to emphasize the important role that National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Document Managers play in the success of the DOE's NEPA compliance program and to help maximize their effectiveness.

  19. Public Comment Received on Proposed Revisions to DOE's NEPA Rule...

    Energy Savers

    Public Comment Received on Proposed Revisions to DOE's NEPA Rule: 10 CFR Part 1021 Public Comment Received on Proposed Revisions to DOE's NEPA Rule: 10 CFR Part 1021 Public Comment...

  20. Title 40 CFR 1505 NEPA and Agency Decisionmaking | Open Energy...

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    NEPA and Agency Decisionmaking Jump to: navigation, search OpenEI Reference LibraryAdd to library Legal Document- Federal RegulationFederal Regulation: Title 40 CFR 1505 NEPA and...

  1. Property:NEPA Decision Url | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    Decision Url Jump to: navigation, search Property Name NEPA Decision Url Property Type URL Description URLs to decisions on NEPA Docs This is a property of type URL. Retrieved from...

  2. Property:NEPA FONSI Url | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    FONSI Url Jump to: navigation, search Property Name NEPA FONSI Url Property Type URL Description URLs to FONSI reports for NEPA Docs This is a property of type URL. Retrieved from...

  3. Benefits of Site-wide NEPA National Environmental Policy Act...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Benefits of Site-wide NEPA National Environmental Policy Act Review (DOE, 1994) Benefits of Site-wide NEPA National Environmental Policy Act Review (DOE, 1994) The purpose of this ...

  4. DOE NEPA Implementing Procedures: Final Rule (61 Fed Reg 36222) |

    Energy Savers

    Department of Energy 36222) DOE NEPA Implementing Procedures: Final Rule (61 Fed Reg 36222) DOE amended its existing regulations governing compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The amendments incorporate changes that improve DOE's efficiency in implementing NEPA requirements by reducing costs and preparation time while maintaining quality, consistent with the DOE Secretarial Policy Statement on NEPA issued in June 1994. These amendments also incorporate changes

  5. DOE NEPA Implementing Procedures: Final Rule (61 Fed Reg 64603) |

    Energy Savers

    Department of Energy 64603) DOE NEPA Implementing Procedures: Final Rule (61 Fed Reg 64603) DOE amended its regulations governing compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). These amendments incorporate changes primarily related to DOE's power marketing activities, based on DOE's experience in applying the current NEPA regulations. The revised regulations are intended to improve DOE's efficiency in implementing NEPA requirements by reducing costs and preparation time, while

  6. Office of NEPA Policy and Compliance | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    NEPA Policy and Compliance Office of NEPA Policy and Compliance The mission of the Office of NEPA Policy and Compliance is to assure that the Department's proposed actions comply with the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and related environmental review requirements (e.g., National Historic Preservation Act, Endangered Species Act, Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act, and others) that are necessary prior to project implementation. The Office is the Departmental focal

  7. Managing NEPA at the Department of Energy (DOE, 1998)

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    A report, by the National Academy of Public Administration, on the management of NEPA within the Department of Energy.

  8. NEPA Supplemental Analysis of Tritium Target.pdf

    Energy Savers

    Lessons Learned Questionnaire Office of NEPA Policy and Compliance U.S. Department of Energy Preface Your timely completion of this questionnaire will aid the Office of NEPA Policy and Compliance in meeting its responsibility to foster continuing improvement of the Department of Energy's National Environmental Policy Act process. In accordance with DOE Order 451.1B, National Environmental Policy Act Compliance Program, NEPA Document Managers and NEPA Compliance Officers should fill out a

  9. GO 2009 Annual NEPA Planning Summary | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    GO 2009 Annual NEPA Planning Summary GO 2009 Annual NEPA Planning Summary 2009 Annual National Environmental Policy Act Planning Summary for the U.S. Department of Energy's Golden Field Office (GO). GO 2009 Annual NEPA Planning Summary (2.71 MB) More Documents & Publications 2013 Annual Planning Summary for the Berkeley Site Office LM Annual NEPA Planning Summary 2014 2011 Annual Planning Summary for Bonneville Power Administration (BPA)

  10. Template for Expedited National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Review of

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Certain State Energy Program Projects | Department of Energy National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Review of Certain State Energy Program Projects Template for Expedited National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Review of Certain State Energy Program Projects National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), expedited review for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) State Energy Program (SEP) in the DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. template_nepa_review.pdf (150.45 KB) More

  11. Handbook Issued on NEPA and CEQA: Integrating Federal and State

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Environmental Reviews | Department of Energy Handbook Issued on NEPA and CEQA: Integrating Federal and State Environmental Reviews Handbook Issued on NEPA and CEQA: Integrating Federal and State Environmental Reviews March 7, 2014 - 1:10pm Addthis CEQA-NEPA-CEQandCAseals.JPG The Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) and the California Governor's Office of Planning and Research (OPR) jointly issued a new handbook, NEPA and CEQA: Integrating Federal and State Environmental Reviews. In

  12. Techniques and guidelines for streamlining NEPA

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Dickerman, J.A.; Tolbert, V.R.; Richmond, A.A.; Salk, M.S. )

    1993-01-01

    Five ideas for streamlining both the NEPA process and documents are explored for preparers of NEPA documents. Techniques and guidelines that implement these ideas will be provided as effective worksheets, pithy guidelines, flowcharts, and examples. The five streamlining ideas and the techniques or guidelines to achieve them are: (1) emphasize early planning through concise definition of project scope, purpose, need, and proposed action; determine need for compliance with applicable environmental requirements. (2) develop effective worksheets that include purpose, need, and proposed action; issue analysis; alternatives; environmental consequences; and NEPA checklist. (3) use information services/databases to integrate information services and identify existing databases. (4) maximize use of tables and graphs for analysis of alternatives; assumptions used (bounding analyses); environmental consequences. (5) create inviting documents with clear, concise writing; summarize in text; supporting data in appendices; and inviting visual layouts.

  13. The Application of NEPA to CERCLA Cleanups

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    On March 31, 1994, officials from the Departrnent of Energy (DOE), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) met with then Acting Assistant Attorney General Lois Schiffer and other representatives of the Department of Justice (DOJ) to discuss the issue of the relationship of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) to the cleanup of federal facilities under the CERCLA Superfund program. The meeting focused on proposals for addressing problems that have arisen from DOE's attempts to integrate the procedural and analytical approaches of NEPA into the CERCLA cleanup process. This document describes what was discussed at the meeting and the consensus reached there.

  14. {In Archive} Fw: NEPA for German Fuel

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    Fw: NEPA for German Fuel Maxcine Maxted to: lsaraka 11/14/2014 08:14 AM Cc: Drew Grainger Archive: This message is being viewed in an archive. I got this late yesterday. Thanks, Maxcine Maxted (803) 208-0506 pager 20767 ----- Forwarded by Maxcine Maxted/DOE/Srs on 11/14/2014 08:14 AM ----- From: Herbert Crapse/DOE/Srs To: Jean Ridley/DOE/Srs@Srs, Maxcine Maxted/DOE/Srs@SRS, Date: 11/13/2014 02:25 PM Subject: Fw: NEPA for German Fuel As requested. I have reviewed their input for accuracy and find

  15. Policy Standards, Guidance and Statutes

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Policy Guidance and Statutes, DOE Standards, STD, Atomic Energy Act, Table, Draft DOE P, American Indian Religiuos Freedom, CERCLA, RCRA, Clean Air ACt, Clean Water Act, Emergency Planing and Community, Federal Environmental Laws, Surface Contamination Guidelines, DOE STD-1196-2011, Derived Concentration Technical Standard, ALARA, 0173T

  16. Memorandum for Federal NEPA Contacts: Emergency Actions and NEPA (CEQ, 2005)

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    This Council on Environmental Quality memorandum provides general information on (1) the response to hurricane Katrina; (2) reporting oil and chemical spills; (3) projected long term recovery efforts; and (4) how agencies can respond to emergencies and comply with NEPA.

  17. Lessons Learned Quarterly Report, March 2012 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    2 Lessons Learned Quarterly Report, March 2012 This issue features successful practices from recent NEPA reviews and current Council on Environmental Quality initiatives promoting efficient NEPA compliance. Articles in this issue include: Keys to Managing an Expanded NEPA Workload Recent NEPA Reviews Ilustrate Lessons Learned NEPA Order Revision Incorporates Public Review of EAs Bureau of Reclamation Updates NEPA Handbook CEQ Expands NEPA Modernization Activities CEQ Draft Guidance Promotes

  18. EA-1792-S1: DOE Notice of Availability of the Draft Supplemental

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Environmental Assessment | Department of Energy -S1: DOE Notice of Availability of the Draft Supplemental Environmental Assessment EA-1792-S1: DOE Notice of Availability of the Draft Supplemental Environmental Assessment DOE's Golden Field Office has prepared the supplemental EA in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The University of Maine is proposing to use Congressionally directed federal funding, from DOE, to deploy, test and retrieve one 1/8-scale floating

  19. Implementation Guidance for the DOE Policy on Documentation and Online

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Posting of Categorical Exclusion Determinations (DOE, 2010) | Department of Energy Implementation Guidance for the DOE Policy on Documentation and Online Posting of Categorical Exclusion Determinations (DOE, 2010) Implementation Guidance for the DOE Policy on Documentation and Online Posting of Categorical Exclusion Determinations (DOE, 2010) To further transparency and openness in its implementation of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Department of Energy (DOE) has

  20. Erosion control for the Fundamental values in NEPA

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    McMillen, M.C.; Hinds, W.T.

    1997-08-01

    A commitment to exploring alternatives to major Federal actions, pursuing and facilitating public involvement, and identifying measures to mitigate the adverse effects of actions selected for implementation are important values of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process. While other major environmental legislation may commit an agency to different aspects of environmental review and protection, no other Federal statute combines the unique values that NEPA does. Since its enactment over 26 years ago, NEPA has faced numerous challenges to its fundamental intent and values. Recently, processes deemed to be, or assumed to be, functionally equivalent have attempted to subsume important NEPA values while allowing major Federal actions to proceed without NEPA`s environmental review. This paper examines the concept and origin of the term NEPA values, and the effects of judicial review and actions such as DOE`s NEPA/CERCLA integration agreement, have had on maintaining fundamental NEPA values in the Federal decision making process. In addition, based on concerns that are building momentum in the US Congress, a brief discussion will be included exploring what may occur in the future to prevent further erosion of fundamental NEPA values.

  1. The NEPA mandate and federal regulation of the natural gas industry. [NEPA (National Environmental Policy Act)

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Hoecker, J.J.

    1992-01-01

    Utility regulators increasingly take responsibility for the [open quotes]extemalities[close quotes] associated with their decisions, meaning the economic and social costs related to rate decisions or other kinds of authorizations. Yet, when Congress adopted the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), it intervened to ensure protection of the natural environment, not from abuses by the citizenry but from the activities of the federal government itself. Comprised of action forcing procedures, NEPA was designed to infuse the decisional processes of federal agencies with a broad awareness of the environmental consequences of their actions. NEPA encourages decisionmakers to counterbalance the organic statutory and political missions of their departments or agencies with a sensitivity to the ecological consequences of their directives and authorizations. This paper examines how the requirements of NEPA have fared in the environment of classical public utility regulation at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Commission proceedings did not evidence any widely held opinion that economic regulation of the gas industry is hostile to the NEPA process.

  2. Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    VOLUME 17 - CHAPTERS 19-25 & APPENDICES Colorado Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Michigan Minnesota Missouri Montana Nebraska North Dakota Ohio South Dakota Utah Wisconsin Wyoming Page Intentionally Left Blank. August 2016 First Responder Network Authority Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for the Central United States VOLUME 17 - CHAPTERS 19-25 & APPENDICES Amanda Goebel Pereira, AICP NEPA Coordinator First Responder Network

  3. Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    A - COOPERATING AGENCIES Arizona California Idaho Nevada Oregon Washington Page Intentionally Left Blank. Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for the Western United States APPENDIX A - COOPERATING AGENCIES September 2016 First Responder Network Authority Amanda Goebel Pereira, AICP NEPA Coordinator First Responder Network Authority U.S. Department of Commerce 12201 Sunrise Valley Dr. M/S 243 Reston, VA 20192 Cooperating Agencies Federal

  4. Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    B - SCOPING REPORT Arizona California Idaho Nevada Oregon Washington Page Intentionally Left Blank. Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for the Western United States APPENDIX B - SCOPING REPORT September 2016 First Responder Network Authority Amanda Goebel Pereira, AICP NEPA Coordinator First Responder Network Authority U.S. Department of Commerce 12201 Sunrise Valley Dr. M/S 243 Reston, VA 20192 Cooperating Agencies Federal Communications

  5. Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement

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    D - ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE METHODOLOGY Arizona California Idaho Nevada Oregon Washington Page Intentionally Left Blank. Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for the Western United States APPENDIX D - ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE METHODOLOGY September 2016 First Responder Network Authority Amanda Goebel Pereira, AICP NEPA Coordinator First Responder Network Authority U.S. Department of Commerce 12201 Sunrise Valley Dr. M/S 243 Reston, VA 20192

  6. Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement

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    E - AIR QUALITY Arizona California Idaho Nevada Oregon Washington Page Intentionally Left Blank. Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for the Western United States APPENDIX E - AIR QUALITY September 2016 First Responder Network Authority Amanda Goebel Pereira, AICP NEPA Coordinator First Responder Network Authority U.S. Department of Commerce 12201 Sunrise Valley Dr. M/S 243 Reston, VA 20192 Cooperating Agencies Federal Communications

  7. Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement

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    0 - COMPARISON OF ALTERNATIVES Arizona California Idaho Nevada Oregon Washington Page Intentionally Left Blank. Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for the Western United States CHAPTER 10 - COMPARISON OF ALTERNATIVES September 2016 First Responder Network Authority Amanda Goebel Pereira, AICP NEPA Coordinator First Responder Network Authority U.S. Department of Commerce 12201 Sunrise Valley Dr. M/S 243 Reston, VA 20192 Cooperating

  8. Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement

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    1 - CUMULATIVE IMPACTS Arizona California Idaho Nevada Oregon Washington Page Intentionally Left Blank. Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for the Western United States CHAPTER 11 - CUMULATIVE IMPACTS September 2016 First Responder Network Authority Amanda Goebel Pereira, AICP NEPA Coordinator First Responder Network Authority U.S. Department of Commerce 12201 Sunrise Valley Dr. M/S 243 Reston, VA 20192 Cooperating Agencies Federal

  9. Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement

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    2 - OTHER REQUIRED ANALYSES Arizona California Idaho Nevada Oregon Washington Page Intentionally Left Blank. Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for the Western United States CHAPTER 12 - OTHER REQUIRED ANALYSES September 2016 First Responder Network Authority Amanda Goebel Pereira, AICP NEPA Coordinator First Responder Network Authority U.S. Department of Commerce 12201 Sunrise Valley Dr. M/S 243 Reston, VA 20192 Cooperating Agencies

  10. Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement

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    3 - LIST OF PREPARERS AND CONTRIBUTORS Arizona California Idaho Nevada Oregon Washington Page Intentionally Left Blank. Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for the Western United States CHAPTER 13 - LIST OF PREPARERS AND CONTRIBUTORS September 2016 First Responder Network Authority Amanda Goebel Pereira, AICP NEPA Coordinator First Responder Network Authority U.S. Department of Commerce 12201 Sunrise Valley Dr. M/S 243 Reston, VA 20192

  11. Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement

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    4 - DISTRIBUTION LIST Arizona California Idaho Nevada Oregon Washington Page Intentionally Left Blank. Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for the Western United States CHAPTER 14 - DISTRIBUTION LIST September 2016 First Responder Network Authority Amanda Goebel Pereira, AICP NEPA Coordinator First Responder Network Authority U.S. Department of Commerce 12201 Sunrise Valley Dr. M/S 243 Reston, VA 20192 Cooperating Agencies Federal

  12. Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement

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    5 - GLOSSARY Arizona California Idaho Nevada Oregon Washington Page Intentionally Left Blank. Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for the Western United States CHAPTER 15 - GLOSSARY September 2016 First Responder Network Authority Amanda Goebel Pereira, AICP NEPA Coordinator First Responder Network Authority U.S. Department of Commerce 12201 Sunrise Valley Dr. M/S 243 Reston, VA 20192 Cooperating Agencies Federal Communications Commission

  13. Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement

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    CHAPTER 1 - INTRODUCTION Arizona California Idaho Nevada Oregon Washington Page Intentionally Left Blank. Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for the Western United States CHAPTER 1 - INTRODUCTION September 2016 First Responder Network Authority Amanda Goebel Pereira, AICP NEPA Coordinator First Responder Network Authority U.S. Department of Commerce 12201 Sunrise Valley Dr. M/S 243 Reston, VA 20192 Cooperating Agencies Federal

  14. Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement

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    9 - BEST MANAGEMENT PRACTICES AND MITIGATION MEASURES Arizona California Idaho Nevada Oregon Washington Page Intentionally Left Blank. Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for the Western United States CHAPTER 9 - BEST MANAGEMENT PRACTICES AND MITIGATION MEASURES September 2016 First Responder Network Authority Amanda Goebel Pereira, AICP NEPA Coordinator First Responder Network Authority U.S. Department of Commerce 12201 Sunrise Valley Dr.

  15. Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement

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    B Alabama Arkansas Florida Georgia Kentucky Louisiana Mississippi New Mexico North Carolina Oklahoma South Carolina Tennessee Texas Page Intentionally Left Blank. Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for the Southern United States VOLUME 14 - APPENDIX B October 2016 First Responder Network Authority Amanda Goebel Pereira, AICP NEPA Coordinator First Responder Network Authority U.S. Department of Commerce 12201 Sunrise Valley Dr. M/S 243

  16. WIPP Documents - National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Adoption of Environmental Assessment DOI-BLM-NM-P020-11-1414 Double Eagle Water System DOE/EA-1905 October 2011 This document examines the potential environmental impacts associated with providing DOE funding for the proposed improvements to the City of Carlsbad Double Eagle Water System Amendment to the Record of Decision for the Department of Energy's Waste Management Program: Treatment and Storage of Transuranic Waste This Federal Register Notice

  17. Guidelines and techniques for improving the NEPA process

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    Salk, M.S.; Tolbert, V.R.; Dickerman, J.A.

    1999-05-01

    The Council on Environmental Quality`s (CEQ`s) principal aims in implementing the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) are (1) to reduce paperwork, (2) to avoid delay, and most importantly (3) to produce better decisions that protect, restore, and enhance the environment. This paper presents four strategies for improving the NEPA process along with tools that can be used to implement each strategy. The tools include guidelines for project management and problem definition, tips for acquiring existing information and identifying issues of public concern, worksheets on how to identify and analyze potential impacts on resources, ideas for enhancing NEPA documents, and a NEPA process checklist. The tools can be used at various stages of the NEPA process and provide a toolbox of guidelines and techniques to improve implementation of the NEPA process by focusing the pertinent information for decisionmakers and stakeholders.

  18. Techniques and guidelines for streamlining NEPA: Four ideas, nine tools

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    Dickerman, J.A.; Tolbert, V.R.; Salk, M.S.; Richmond, A.A.

    1993-12-31

    The Council on Environmental Quality`s (CEQ`S) principal aims in implementing the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) are (1) to reduce paperwork, (2) to reduce delay, and (3) to produce better decisions. However, almost since the passage of NEPA, the quality and quantity of information typically found in NEPA documents have been criticized. The quality of NEPA documents could be greatly enhanced through improved planning and acquisition, organization, and presentation of information. The authors offer ideas for streamlining the NEPA process and documents for preparers of NEPA documents. These ideas address the issues of improved planning and information handling. Although most of these ideas are not new, stricter adherence to them would address many of the criticisms of Environmental Assessments and Environmental Impact Statements.

  19. Los Alamos Field Office NEPA Documents | National Nuclear Security

    National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

    Administration | (NNSA) Los Alamos Field Office NEPA Documents NEPA Documents Below are links that provide NEPA documents which govern the Los Alamos National Laboratory operational envelope. This website is organized into three categories: Environmental Impact Statements (EIS), which includes Supplemental Analysis (SA); Environmental Assessments (EA) and Categorical Exclusions (CX). Under each of these sections, you will find a list of documents organized by document number, which is linked

  20. National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Categorically Excluded Actions |

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Department of Energy NEPA » National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Categorically Excluded Actions National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Categorically Excluded Actions Categorical Exclusions (CX) - Categorical exclusions are categories of actions that DOE has determined, by regulation, do not individually or cumulatively have a significant effect on the human environment and for which neither an environmental assessment nor an environmental impact statement is typically required. Title

  1. DOE Advances Innovative CCS Polygeneration Plant Through NEPA Process |

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Department of Energy Advances Innovative CCS Polygeneration Plant Through NEPA Process DOE Advances Innovative CCS Polygeneration Plant Through NEPA Process July 9, 2012 - 1:00pm Addthis Washington, D.C. -- The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the California Energy Commission (CEC) are working together to advance an innovative carbon capture and storage (CCS) plant simultaneously through the federal National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) review and a complementary California Energy

  2. NEPA Process Transparency and Openness (DOE, 2009) | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Process Transparency and Openness (DOE, 2009) NEPA Process Transparency and Openness (DOE, 2009) This memorandum describes the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) policy for posting online the categorical exclusion determinations made by DOE NEPA Compliance Officers. Download Document NEPA Process Transparency and Openness (59.69 KB) More Documents & Publications Recommendations for the Preparation of Environmental Assessments and Environmental Impact Statements Second Edition (DOE, 2004) 10

  3. Notice of Change in National Environmental Policy (NEPA) Compliance

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Approach | Department of Energy Change in National Environmental Policy (NEPA) Compliance Approach Notice of Change in National Environmental Policy (NEPA) Compliance Approach Depleted Uranium Hexafluoride (DUF6) Conversion Facilities Project Notice of Change in National Environmental Policy (NEPA) Compliance Approach for the Depleted Uranium Hexafluoride (DUF6) Conversion Facilities Project (4/28/03). The purpose of this Notice is to inform the public of the change in the approach for the

  4. Secretarial Memorandum on Integrating Project Management with NEPA

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Compliance to Improve Decision Making | Department of Energy Secretarial Memorandum on Integrating Project Management with NEPA Compliance to Improve Decision Making Secretarial Memorandum on Integrating Project Management with NEPA Compliance to Improve Decision Making June 12, 2012 - 4:14pm Addthis Declaring that "Compliance with [NEPA] is a pre-requisite to successful implementation of DOE programs and projects," the Secretary has signed a memorandum on "Improved Decision

  5. NEPA at 19: A Primer on an "Old" Law with Solutions to New Problems...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    She describes current issues in NEPA practice and policy, and observes that NEPA has continuing vitality in the context of a new generation of environmental concerns. PDF icon NEPA ...

  6. Property:NEPA CategoricalExclusion | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    CategoricalExclusion Jump to: navigation, search Property Name NEPA CategoricalExclusion Property Type Page Description Files documenting Categorical Exclusion Environmental Review...

  7. NEPA Reports and Records of Decision | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    NEPA Reports and Records of Decision Report of the Review of the Hanford Solid Waste Environmental Impact Statement regarding Data Quality Control and Management Issues - As part ...

  8. Deputy General Counsel Highlights Role of Environmental Justice in NEPA

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    Kedric L. Payne, DOE Deputy General Counsel for Environment and Compliance, described the evolution of environmental justice (EJ) in NEPA practice at the inaugural National Civil Rights Conference...

  9. American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 and NEPA: CEQ...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    reviews for Recovery Act funded projects and activities. The President assigned this reporting responsibility to CEQ. Reports to Congress on the status and progress of NEPA reviews ...

  10. Notice of Change in National Environmental Policy (NEPA) Compliance...

    Energy Savers

    Depleted Uranium Hexafluoride (DUF6) Conversion Facilities Project Notice of Change in National Environmental Policy (NEPA) Compliance Approach for the Depleted Uranium ...

  11. States with NEPA-like Environmental Planning Requirements

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    Several states have environmental planning requirements that are similar to NEPA. These requirements are either State laws, regulations, or executive orders. Please click below for additional...

  12. National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) | Department of Energy

    Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969 - 42 U.S.C. Section 4321 et seq. ... Additional information on the Department of Energy National Environmental Policy Act ...

  13. RAPID/Best Practices/NEPA Timelines | Open Energy Information

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    Permitting Information Desktop Toolkit BETA About Bulk Transmission Geothermal Hydropower Solar Tools Contribute Contact Us Best Practice: NEPA Timelines This best practice...

  14. Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) NEPA Regulations: 40 CFR...

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    LibraryAdd to library Legal Document- Secondary Legal SourceSecondary Legal Source: Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) NEPA Regulations: 40 CFR 1500 - 1518Legal Author CEQ...

  15. NEPA and CEQA: Integrating Federal and State Environmental Reviews...

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    Act (NEPA) and the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). Author White House Council on Environmental Quality; California Governor's Office of Planning and Research...

  16. NEPA Implementation Procedures: Appendices I, II, and III | Department...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Implementation Procedures: Appendices I, II, and III NEPA Implementation Procedures: ... agency compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act and the CEQ's regulations. ...

  17. Microsoft Word - NEPA Fact Sheet Oct 17 2011

    National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

    NEPA requires the preparation of an environmental impact statement (EIS) for major federal actions ... agencies, including procedures for preparing EISs (40 CFR Parts 1500-1508). ...

  18. Title 40 CFR 1505 - NEPA and Agency Decisionmaking | Open Energy...

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    and Agency DecisionmakingLegal Abstract This section mandates that agencies shall set forth procedures to ensure that decisions are made in accordance with NEPA, that agencies...

  19. Transmission/Resource Library/NEPA | Open Energy Information

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    Library Jump to: navigation, search ResourceLibraryHeader.png Planning Public Involvement GIS Tools and Maps Environmental Resources and Mitigation NEPA MOUs General...

  20. NEPA litigation 1988-1995: A detailed statistical analysis

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    Reinke, D.C.; Robitaille, P.

    1997-08-01

    The intent of this study was to identify trends and lessons learned from litigated NEPA documents and to compare and contrast these trends among Federal agencies. More than 350 NEPA cases were collected, reviewed, and analyzed. Of the NEPA cases reviewed, more than 170 were appeals or Supreme Court cases, mostly from the late 1980s through 1995. For this time period, the sampled documents represent the majority of the appeals court cases and all the Supreme Court cases. Additionally, over 170 district court cases were also examined as a representative sample of district court decisions on NEPA. Cases on agency actions found to need NEPA documentation (but that had no documentation) and cases on NEPA documents that were found to be inadequate were pooled and examined to determine the factors that were responsible for these findings. The inadequate documents were specifically examined to determine if there were any general trends. The results are shown in detailed statistical terms. Generally, when a Federal agency has some type of NEPA documentation (e.g., CX, EA, or EIS) and at least covers the basic NEPA procedural requirements, the agency typically wins the litigation. NEPA documents that lose generally have serious errors of omission. An awareness and understanding of the errors of omission can help Federal agencies to ensure that they produce winner a greater percentage of the time.

  1. Title 36 CFR 220 National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Compliance...

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    0 National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Compliance Jump to: navigation, search OpenEI Reference LibraryAdd to library Legal Document- Federal RegulationFederal Regulation: Title...

  2. Using the NEPA Process to Further the Department's Mission and...

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    DOE's Assistant Secretary for Environment, Safety, and Health regarding ways to use the NEPA process to help accomplish the Department's mission, consistent with environmental...

  3. Property:NEPA Extraordinary Url | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    Extraordinary Url Jump to: navigation, search Property Name NEPA Extraordinary Url Property Type URL Description URLs that document extraordinary circumstances checklist or...

  4. Property:NEPA OtherDocuments | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    NEPA OtherDocuments Property Type Page Description Additional supporting documents (e.g. biological assessment, cultural, completion reports, etc.) that don't fit any other...

  5. Statement of Work-National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Support...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Statement of Work-National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Support Services Acquisition: Preparation and Review of Environmental Impact Statements, Environmental Assessments, ...

  6. Technical Guidance

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    The Office of Technical Guidance, within the Office of Health, Safety and Security develops and issues Government-wide and Department-wide technical guidance to ensure that classified nuclear...

  7. DOE Order 451.1B: NEPA Compliance Program (DOE, 2012) | Department...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Council on Environmental Quality Regulations Implementing the Procedural Provisions of NEPA (40 CFR Parts 1500-1508), and the DOE NEPA Implementing Procedures (10 CFR Part 1021). ...

  8. Vermont Public Service Board Draft Guide to Filing a Petition...

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    Board Draft Guide to Filing a Petition under Section 248 Jump to: navigation, search OpenEI Reference LibraryAdd to library PermittingRegulatory Guidance - GuideHandbook: Vermont...

  9. Draft ITER USIPO INTERIM Export Control Guidance

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    ... DESIGN, DEVELOPMENT, PRODUCTION OR USE OF NUCLEAR, CHEMICAL OR BIOLOGICAL WEAPONS OR MISSILES REQUIRE A LICENSE FOR EXPORT OR REEXPORT AS PROVIDED IN PART 744 OF THE EXPORT ...

  10. Lessons Learned Quarterly Report, March 2015 | Department of...

    Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    This issue features recently issued Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) revised draft guidance on considering greenhouse gas emissions and climate change in NEPA reviews, and a ...

  11. Microsoft Word - PeerReview_CCSP.doc | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement Revised DRAFT NEPA Guidance on Consideration of the Effects of Climate Change and Greenhouse Gas Emissions (DOE, 2014)

  12. Energy Sector Cybersecurity Framework Implementation Guidance- Notice of Public Comment: Federal Register Notice, Volume 79, No. 177, September 12, 2014

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    The Department of Energy invites public comment on a draft of the Energy Sector Cybersecurity Framework Implementation Guidance. Comments must be received on or before October 14, 2014.

  13. Reasons and strategies for more effective NEPA implementation

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    Ensminger, J.T. ); McLean, R.B. )

    1993-01-01

    The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) calls for an integrated approach to planning by federal agencies, with environmental issues being emphasized along with other types of planning concerns (i.e., financial, technical, and political). Because of NEPA, federal agencies have become more aware that environmental concerns must be addressed in their planning processes. However, a recent survey of NEPA practitioners indicated that many members of this group believe that deficiencies exist in the NEPA implementation processes of some federal agencies. According to the survey responses, the principal deficiencies are: (1) the tendency to use environmental impact statements as decision-implementation rather than decision-making documents; (2) the lack of effective planning and follow-up concerning mitigation measures identified by the NEPA process; and (3) NEPA overkill, particularly in the preparation of extensively detailed environmental assessments. As a result, NEPA may be addressed only cursorily as an afterthought, or the procedural aspects of NEPA document preparation may be overemphasized. Neither approach is conducive to serious planning and follow-up for impact mitigation measures. The results of the survey are discussed, as are the causes and possible solutions of these problems.

  14. NEPA/CERCLA/RCRA integration: Policy vs. practice

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    Hansen, R.P. ); Wolff, T.A. )

    1993-01-01

    Overwhelmed with environmental protection documentation requirements, a number of Federal agencies are grappling with the complexities of attempting to integrate'' the documentation requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). While there is some overlap between the general environmental policy objectives of NEPA, and the much more specific waste cleanup objectives of CERCLA and RCRA, there are also major differences and outright conflicts. This paper identifies both problems and opportunities associated with implementing emerging and evolving Federal agency policy regarding integration of the procedural and documentation requirements of NEPA, CERCLA, and RCRA. The emphasis is on NEPA/CERCLA/RCRA integration policy and practice at US Department of Energy (DOE) facilities. The paper provides a comparative analysis of NEPA, CERCLA, and RCRA processes and discusses special integration issues including scoping, development and analysis of alternatives, risk assessment, tiering, scheduling, and the controversy surrounding applicability of NEPA to CERCLA or RCRA cleanup activities. Several NEPA/CERCLA/RCRA integration strategy options are evaluated and an annotated outline of an integrated NEPA/CERCLA document is included.

  15. Microsoft Word - NEPA18_Final.doc

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    6415 Rev. 18 Hanford Site National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Characterization J. P. Duncan, Editor K. W. Burk M. A. Chamness R. A. Fowler B. G. Fritz P. L. Hendrickson E. P. Kennedy G. V. Last T. M. Poston M. R. Sackschewsky M. J. Scott S. F. Snyder M. D. Sweeney P. D. Thorne September 2007 Prepared for the U.S. Department of Energy under Contract DE-AC05-76RL01830 DISCLAIMER This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States Government. Neither the

  16. Hanford Site National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Characterization Report, Revision 17

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    Neitzel, Duane A.; Bunn, Amoret L.; Cannon, Sandra D.; Duncan, Joanne P.; Fowler, Richard A.; Fritz, Brad G.; Harvey, David W.; Hendrickson, Paul L.; Hoitink, Dana J.; Horton, Duane G.; Last, George V.; Poston, Ted M.; Prendergast-Kennedy, Ellen L.; Reidel, Steve P.; Rohay, Alan C.; Sackschewsky, Michael R.; Scott, Michael J.; Thorne, Paul D.

    2005-09-30

    . Information in Chapter 6 of this document can be adapted and supplemented with specific information for a chapter covering statutory and regulatory requirements in an environmental assessment or environmental impact statement. When preparing environmental assessments and EISs, authors should also be cognizant of the document titled Recommendations for the Preparation of Environmental Assessments and Environmental Impact Statements published by the DOE Office of NEPA Oversight (DOE 2004). Additional guidance on preparing DOE NEPA documents can be found at http://tis.eh.doe.gov/nepa/guidance.html. Any interested individual seeking baseline data on the Hanford Site and its past activities may also use the information contained in this document to evaluate projected activities and their impacts. For this 2005 revision, the following sections of the document were reviewed by the authors and updated with the best available information through May 2005: Climate and Meteorology Air Quality Geology – Seismicity section only Hydrology – Flow charts for the Columbia and Yakima rivers only Ecology – Threatened and Endangered Species subsection only Socioeconomics Occupational Safety All of Chapter 6.

  17. SEAB Guidance

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Listed below in chronological order are the letters and memoranda issued by SEAB to the Department providing their views and guidance on the respective topics. 

  18. Draft 1

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Office of Nuclear Energy and report its findings, recommendations, comments, and guidance to NEAC and the Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Energy. Subcommittee Membership: The Chair ...

  19. NEPA Success Stories: Celebrating 40 Years of Transparency and Open Government

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    NEPA Success Stories: Celebrating 40 Years of Transparency and Open Government, Environmental Law Institute, 2010.

  20. NEPA mitigation and monitoring activities on Army installations

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    Reinke, D.C.; Robitaille, P.

    1995-12-01

    The Army National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) implementation regulation AR 200-2 (Army Regulation) requires only mitigation measures that can reasonably be accompanied as part of a proposed alternative be identified in the NEPA document. Failure of the identified mitigation actions to be executed or to perform as expected leads to a required reevaluation of the project and the significance of its impacts. The USAEC has undertaken a study of mitigation and monitoring actions listed in Army NEPA documents. As part of the USAEC NEPA program the study has outlined three major tasks (1) collection of a significant sample of Army NEPA documents, (2) review environmental documentation management and retention, and (3) review in detail a subsample of documents and follow-up with site visits. Some 242 Army NEPA documents, Environmental Assessments (EA) and Environmental Impact Statements (EIS) were collected and evaluated for mitigation requirements. Ninety seven of the 242 NEPA documents committed to one or more mitigation actions. While a wide array of mitigating activities have been identified in these documents, the four most common are (1) management plans and practices, (2) training actions, (3) revegetation actions, and (4) construction practices. Site visits to selected Army installations showed that mitigation practices were for the most part being done, but were poorly documented. No installation visited had a mitigation monitoring plan in place as required by AR 200-2.

  1. Looking in from the outside: The citizen and the NEPA

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    Schock, S.; Norte, M.

    1995-12-01

    The original intent of the NEPA was to open the decisionmaking process and the information on which it is based and to enable greater, more effective examination, assessment, scrutiny, and input by both public officials and citizens. NEPA procedures must insure environmental information is available to public officials and citizens before decisions are made and before actions are taken. The information must be of high quality. Accurate scientific analysis, expert agency comments, and public scrutiny are essential to implementing NEPA. The NEPA is clearly one of the broadest and subtly comprehensive pieces of legislation in history and its very breadth has also made it one of the most extensively studied, argued, and litigated laws in history. Yet, much of the decisionmaking process and the NEPA itself remain relatively foreign, closed inaccessible, and enigmatic to the majority of the public at large and to many public officials, even including many who have environmental or public lands management responsibilities. The majority of both public officials and citizens alike remain spectators, rather than participants, and the NEPA remains an arcane battleground, increasingly populated by lawyers, special interests, environmental activists, and haggard agency specialists. Prepared by laypersons with virtually no vested interest in the NEPA itself, this paper examines several recent implementations of the NEPA Process with the goal of looking past the specific environmental issues involved and focusing on our experience with the actual procedural implementation of the NEPA. Attempting to adhere to an objective examination of the process in the spirit of Total Quality Management, the paper seeks to assess process level problems and, through root cause analysis, begin to identify possible process level solutions.

  2. NEPA scoping averts agency funds from blowing in the wind: A NEPA success story

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    Wade, M.C.; Van Dyke, J.; Crew, J.

    1998-06-01

    The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process has been successful without the preparation of an Environmental Assessment (EA) or an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) The Agricultural Research Service (ARS) has used early application of the NEPA process to make an informed decision and thus avoid negative ecological and financial results. The NEPA process was initiated to assess the potential impacts of constructing and operating a 6--9 megawatt wind turbine farm. The farm was to consist of up to 18 turbines to be placed along the spine of Plum Island which lies in the Atlantic Ocean off the shore of eastern Long Island. The rationale for the proposal was to provide an alternative energy source and thus avoid the expenditure of more than one million dollars per year on electricity and the dependency on the mainland public utility companies. A sufficient wind resource is readily available on Plum Island. Complicating the issue was a window of opportunity to obtain federal production tax credits if the wind energy system could become operational before July 1, 1999.

  3. NEPA and CEQA: Integrating State and Federal Environmental Reviews (Final)

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    CEQ and the California Governor’s Office of Planning and Research (OPR) have jointly prepared the handbook “NEPA and CEQA: Integrating Federal and State Environmental Reviews.” The handbook provides practitioners with an overview of NEPA and CEQA as well as suggestions for developing a single environmental review process that can meet the requirements of both statutes. The handbook also provides a framework for a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between two or more agencies entering into a joint NEPA/ CEQA review process, and addresses the California Energy Commission licensing process, which takes the place of the CEQA process for certain power plants

  4. Improving (NEPA) the National Environmental Policy Act through ISO 14001

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    Wilkinson, C H

    1999-02-25

    Federal application of ISO 14001 and / or the EPA Code of Environmental Management Principles (CEMP) could substantially improve the mitigation and monitoring aspects of the NEPA process. In addition, application of those management systems could also enhance fulfillment of Section 101 goals of NEPA. An ISO 14001 Environmental Management System would provide for a plan to continually address and improve environmental aspects and impacts. The strong feedback and improvement loops in both CEMP and ISO 14001 would help strengthen this weakness of NEPA by providing a mechanism to foster excellent environmental action, not just more dusty paperwork.

  5. DOE NEPA Implementing Procedures: Final Rule (57 Fed Reg 15122)

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    DOE revised the existing rule at 10 CFR part 1021, titled "Compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act," to incorporate revised provision of DOE's Guidelines for Implementing the Procedural Provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).

  6. NEPA Determination: LM-05-12 Amendment | Department of Energy

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    5-12 Amendment NEPA Determination: LM-05-12 Amendment Obtain Access Agreement to Sample Homestake Mining Company Groundwater Monitoring Well HMC-951 Amendment CX(s) Applied: B3.1...

  7. EPA's Section 309 Review: The Clean Air Act and NEPA

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    This document discusses Section 309 of the Clean Air Act, which authorizes the Environmental Protection Agency to review certain proposed actions of other federal agencies in accordance with NEPA and make those reviews public.

  8. Questions and Answers about National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Compliance

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    Questions and answers about National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) compliance for state and local projects funded by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) State Energy Program (SEP) in the DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.

  9. Benefits of Site-wide NEPA National Environmental Policy Act...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Site-wide reviews can aid the Department of Energy (DOE) in meeting its goals to streamline the NEPA process, to make that process more useful to decision makers and thepublic,...

  10. Memorandum for General Counsels, NEPA Liaisons and Participants in Scoping

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    As part of its continuing oversight of the implementation of the NEPA regulations, the Council on Environmental Quality has been investigating agency experience with scoping. This is the process by...

  11. Property:NEPA DecisionDocumentDate | Open Energy Information

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    DecisionDocumentDate Jump to: navigation, search Property Name NEPA DecisionDocumentDate Property Type Date This is a property of type Date. Subproperties This property has the...

  12. Glossary of Terms Used in DOE NEPA Documents

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    This Glossary is provided as a resource for preparing technical glossaries and related explanatory material (such as text-box explanations of technical concepts) for DOE National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documents.

  13. US DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY EERE PROJECT MANAGEMENT CENTER NEPA DEI...

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    EERE PROJECT MANAGEMENT CENTER NEPA DEI'ER1IllNATION Page I of3 RECIPIENT:Verdant Power, ... publication and distribution, and classroom training and informational programs), ...

  14. NEPA Lessons Learned Quarterly Report, Issue No. 40, Third Quarter...

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    ... some DOE stakeholders do not have Internet access that allows downloading large files. ... has been for me the "NEPA basis" for such things as accident analysis, and to some degree ...

  15. Hanford Site National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) characterization. Revision 10

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    Neitzel, D.A.; Fosmire, C.J.; Fowler, R.A.

    1998-09-01

    This document describes the US Department of Energy`s (DOE) Hanford Site environment and is numbered to correspond to the chapters where such information is presented in Hanford Site NEPA related documents. The document is intended to provide a consistent description of the Hanford Site environment for the many NEPA documents that are being prepared by contractors. The two chapters in this document (Chapters 4 and 6) are numbered this way to correspond to the chapters where such information is presented in environmental impact statements (EISs) and other Site-related NEPA or CERCLA documentation. Chapter 4.0 (Affected Environment) describes the Hanford Site environment, and includes information on climate and meteorology, geology, hydrology, ecology, cultural, archaeological and historical resources, socioeconomics, and noise. Chapter 6.0 (Statutory and Regulatory Requirements) describes applicable federal and state laws and regulations, DOE directives and permits, and environmental standards directly applicable to the NEPA documents on the Hanford Site.

  16. Office of NEPA Policy and Compliance, Staff Directory

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    Office of NEPA Policy and Compliance, Staff Directory including phone number and areas of responsibility for the  Energy and Waste Management Unit, Western Energy and Waste Management Unit, and the...

  17. Template for Expedited National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA...

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    National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), expedited review for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) State Energy Program (SEP) in the DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable ...

  18. Designating and Supporting NEPA Document Managers (November 24...

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    ... NEPA also requires that documents be written plainly so that the decision maker and the ... schedule, and budget with the decision maker, if possible. 8. Write a Statement of Work ...

  19. American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 & NEPA

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    Section 1609(c) requires a report to Congress on the status and progress of NEPA reviews for Recovery Act funded projects and activities. The President has assigned reporting responsibility to CEQ

  20. Directory of Potential Stakeholders for DOE Actions under NEPA

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    DOE Offices are encouraged to be inclusive in providing potentially interested parties with opportunities to review NEPA documents.  This Directory of Potential Stakeholders for DOE Actions under...

  1. DOE Releases Guidance on EIS and EA Distribution | Department of Energy

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    Releases Guidance on EIS and EA Distribution DOE Releases Guidance on EIS and EA Distribution October 17, 2016 - 2:51pm Addthis DOE announces the release of guidance on EIS and EA Distribution. This Guidance contains recommendations for the efficient and effective distribution of a draft, final, or supplemental environmental impact statement (EIS), and includes recommendations for the distribution of environmental assessments. When he approved the Guidance, Steve Croley, DOE General Counsel,

  2. Chicago Office NEPA Tracking Number U. S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

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    SFCH F 560-ACQ (11/05) Previous editions are obsolete. ~1,6~.. --1 b Chicago Office NEPA Tracking Number U. S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY OFFICE OF SCIENCE -- CHICAGO OFFICE NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY ACT (NEPA) ENVIRONMENTAL EVALUATION NOTIFICATION FORM To be completed by "financial assistance award" organization receiving Federal funding. For assistance (including a point of contact), see "Instructions for Preparing SC-CH F-560, Environmental Evaluation Notification Form ".

  3. Golden Reading Room: NREL Environmental and NEPA Documents | Department of

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Energy NREL Environmental and NEPA Documents Golden Reading Room: NREL Environmental and NEPA Documents Below are electronic versions of Golden Field Office Reading Room documents that were created after November 1, 1996, per the requirements of the Electronic Freedom of Information Act Amendment of 1996. Most documents are available in Adobe Acrobat Portable Document Format (PDF). NREL Annual Environmental Performance Reports (Annual Site Environmental Reports) Every year the National

  4. Asking the Right Questions for a NEPA Review: An Environmental

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    Questionnaire for Funding Proposals | Department of Energy Asking the Right Questions for a NEPA Review: An Environmental Questionnaire for Funding Proposals Asking the Right Questions for a NEPA Review: An Environmental Questionnaire for Funding Proposals December 1, 2014 - 2:32pm Addthis EERE supports hundreds of projects involving renewable energy, such as solar photovoltaic and wind energy. (Photo: EERE) EERE supports hundreds of projects involving renewable energy, such as solar

  5. Golden Reading Room: NEPA Categorical Exclusions | Department of Energy

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    NEPA Categorical Exclusions Golden Reading Room: NEPA Categorical Exclusions Categorical Exclusion Determinations issued by Golden Field Office of the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE). DOCUMENTS AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD November 10, 2016 CX-100767 Categorical Exclusion Determination FTLB Architectural Maintenance Award Number: DE-AC36-08GO28308 CX(s) Applied: DOE/EA-1968 (NREL STM) National Renewable Energy Lab Date: 11/3/2016 Location(s): CO Office(s): Golden Field Office

  6. Golden Reading Room: Other NEPA Documents | Department of Energy

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    Other NEPA Documents Golden Reading Room: Other NEPA Documents Below are electronic versions of Golden Field Office Reading Room documents that were created after November 1, 1996, per the requirements of the Electronic Freedom of Information Act Amendment of 1996. Most documents are available in Adobe Acrobat Portable Document Format (PDF). Floodplain Assessment for Installation of a Renewable Energy Anaerobic Digester Facility at the University of California, Davis in Yolo County, California

  7. Attempts to avoid NEPA: Is it bad faith?

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    Tuckfield, D.J.

    1995-12-01

    The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) imposes procedural requirements on federal agencies that undertake {open_quotes}major Federal actions significantly affecting the quality of the human environment.{close_quotes} Determining whether a project is a major federal action, subject to NEPA, is not always an easy task. When a determination is made that a project is not subject to NEPA, opponents of the project and environmental organizations occasionally cry foul. Often there are allegations that the federal agency of the project proponent (or both) acted in bad faith to avoid NEPA. The question of whether bad faith is relevant in NEPA inquiries has been the subject litigation for many of years. In that time, courts have addressed a number of bad faith questions. A common question is whether it is appropriate for a non-federal project proponent to structure a project to maintain eligibility for federal funding, but at the last minute withdraw the project from eligibility for the sole purpose of avoiding NEPA. More difficult questions arise when the federal government allocates some federal money to the project for preliminary design work before the project is withdrawn from eligibility for additional federal construction funds. Still other questions arise with respect to whether project proponents must reimburse the federal government for funds allocated to a project before the determination is made that it will not be a federal project. This paper will trace the evolution of the courts` struggle with bad faith NEPA claims. It will then show how courts have recently begun to develop a workable and appropriate test for determining when bad faith is an issue in NEPA litigation. This issue is important for project proponents and federal agency officials so they will not unwittingly take steps others might construe as bad faith. It is important for members of environmental organizations so they may recognize and properly assert bad faith claims when appropriate.

  8. Geothermal NEPA Database on OpenEI (Poster)

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    Young, K. R.; Levine, A.

    2014-09-01

    The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) developed the Geothermal National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Database as a platform for government agencies and industry to access and maintain information related to geothermal NEPA documents. The data were collected to inform analyses of NEPA timelines, and the collected data were made publically available via this tool in case others might find the data useful. NREL staff and contractors collected documents from agency websites, during visits to the two busiest Bureau of Land Management (BLM) field offices for geothermal development, and through email and phone call requests from other BLM field offices. They then entered the information into the database, hosted by Open Energy Information (http://en.openei.org/wiki/RAPID/NEPA). The long-term success of the project will depend on the willingness of federal agencies, industry, and others to populate the database with NEPA and related documents, and to use the data for their own analyses. As the information and capabilities of the database expand, developers and agencies can save time on new NEPA reports by accessing a single location to research related activities, their potential impacts, and previously proposed and imposed mitigation measures. NREL used a wiki platform to allow industry and agencies to maintain the content in the future so that it continues to provide relevant and accurate information to users.

  9. The relationship of ecosystem management to NEPA and its goals

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    Phillips, C.G.; Randolph, J.

    2000-07-01

    The National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) was intended to promote a systematic, comprehensive, interdisciplinary approach to planning and decision making, including the integration of the natural and social sciences and the design arts. NEPA critics have cited three key shortcomings in its implementation: (1) a lack of engagement with the NEPA process early in the planning process through interdisciplinary collaboration; (2) a lack of rigorous science and the incorporation of ecological principles and techniques; and (3) a lack of emphasis on the Act's substantive goals and objectives. In recent years and independent of NEPA, a policy of ecosystem management has been developed, which represents a fundamental change from a fragmented, incremental planning and management approach to a holistic, comprehensive, interdisciplinary land and resource management effort. The authors postulate that by incorporating ecosystem management principles in their planning and decisionmaking, federal agencies can address the shortcomings in NEPA implementation and move closes to NEPA's intent. A case analysis of EISs prepared by the USDA Forest Service before and after adopting an ecosystem management approach supports their hypothesis.

  10. NEPA and the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) experience

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    McMillen, M.C. )

    1993-01-01

    In an effort to streamline the US military and make the structure of forces consistent with base structure, the Defense Secretary's Commission on Base Realignment and Closure was created in 1988, and was charged with the task of conducting an independent study of the domestic military base structure and to recommend installations for realignment and closure. The resulting round of base closure and realignment recommendations was termed BRAC 91. To facilitate the BRAC 91 process, Congress passed Public Law 101-510 which includes the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Act of 1990 (Title XXIX). The closing and realigning of a military installation is considered a major Federal action'' subject to the environmental review process established under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The NEPA process proved to be more than the BRAC process was capable of handling in a reasonable and practicable manner. This paper examines the exact nature of the changes made to the NEPA process under BRAC 91, and what effect these changes have on the process itself. To illustrate the effects of the BRAC 91 changes on the NEPA process and subsequent documents prepared under BRAC, case examples will be used. The paper will identify for the NEPA practitioner what works, and what needs to be avoided when preparing NEPA documents under such circumstances.

  11. Draft- Predecisional

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    Pre-decisional Draft U.S. National Laboratory Fukushima Support Network Purpose The National Laboratory Fukushima Support Network (NLFSN) operates under the Decommissioning & Environmental Management Working Group (DEMWG) of the US-Japan Bilateral Commission on Civil Nuclear Cooperation (the Bilateral Commission) to coordinate engagement among U.S. National Laboratories and Japanese organizations on strategies, approaches, technologies and other topics of mutual interest related to

  12. A review of recent NEPA alternatives analysis case law

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    Smith, Michael D. . E-mail: michael.smith@humboldt.edu

    2007-03-15

    According to the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) Regulations for implementing the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the analysis and comparison of alternatives is considered the 'heart' of the NEPA process. Although over 20 years have passed since the original mandate appeared to construct and assess a 'reasonable range' of alternatives contained in the CEQ Regulations, there is a perception that there is still a significant amount of confusion about what exactly constitutes a legally-compliant alternatives analysis. One manifestation of this confusion is the increasing amount of litigation over the alternatives analysis in NEPA documents. This study examined decisions on challenges to alternative analyses contained in federal agency NEPA documents in federal Courts of Appeals for the ten-year period 1996-2005. The results show that federal agencies are overwhelmingly successful against such challenges - winning 30 of the 37 cases. The most common challenge was that federal agencies had not included a full reasonable range of alternatives, while the second most frequent was that agencies had improperly constructed their purpose and need for their projects. Brief descriptions of several of the key court decisions are provided that illustrate the main factors that led to agencies being successful, as well as being unsuccessful, in their court challenges. The results provide little support for recent calls to amend the NEPA Statute and the CEQ Regulations to better clarify the requirements for alternatives analysis. The conclusion to the study focuses on practical steps NEPA practitioners can take to prepare their alternatives analyses in a manner that fulfills the requirements of the NEPA Statute and Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) Regulations and makes them less vulnerable to an unfavorable court decision if legally challenged.

  13. Managing the analysis of air quality impacts under NEPA

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    Weber, Y.B.; Leslie, A.C.D.

    1995-12-31

    The National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) mandates the analysis and evaluation of potential impacts of major Federal actions having the potential to affect the environment. The Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 identify an array of new air quality issues appropriate for analysis in compliance with NEPA. An example is emissions of the 189 hazardous air pollutants identified in Title III. The utility industry estimates that more than 2.4 billion pounds of toxic pollutants were emitted to the atmosphere in 1988, with the potential for resultant adverse health impacts such as cancer, reproductive effects, birth defects, and respiratory illness. The US Department of Energy (DOE) provides Federal funds for projects that utilize coal as the primary fuel, including the approximately 45 projects funded over the past ten years under the Clean Coal Technology Demonstration Program. Provision of Federal funds brings these projects under NEPA review. While electric steam generating units greater than 25 MW are currently excluded from regulatory review for the 189 air toxics listed in Title III, they are not, due to their potential impacts, excluded from NEPA review when Federally funded, in whole or in part. The authors will discuss their experiences drawn from NEPA evaluations of coal-fired power projects, the differences between regulatory requirements and NEPA requirements, source categories, major and area sources, conformity, maximum achievable control technology, mandatory licensing, radionuclides, visibility, toxics found to be emitted from coal combustion, public involvement, citizen suits, the bounty system, and how NEPA review can result in beneficial changes to proposed projects through mitigation measures to avoid or minimize potentially adverse environmental impacts.

  14. Application of NEPA requirements to CERCLA remedial actions. Master's thesis

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    Strobbe, C.L.

    1994-06-01

    This study investigated the application of National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) requirements to Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) actions. Similarities in the documentation and public participation requirements of NEPA and CERCLA include identification and evaluation of alternatives and public participation. Differences include document contents and timing of public participation. This study presented four options for ensuring NEPA compliance at CERCLA sites. Option one included a Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS) with subsequent combined FS/EIS report for each subunit. Option two eliminated the PEIS, but retained a stand-alone NEPA document for each CERCLA subunit. Option three included a PEIS with a subsequent combined FS/EIS report for each subunit. Option four eliminated the PEIS but retained a combined FS/EIS report for each subunit. The model presented in this study can be used at any installation to determine the optimal approach for the site. The model's goal is to comply with NEPA and CERCLA while maintaining a balance between cost, schedule, and public acceptance.

  15. The NEPA threshold question revisited: Proposed'' actions and continuing'' activities

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    Wolff, T.A. ); Hansen, R.P. )

    1993-01-01

    The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) requires Federal agencies to include a detailed statement'' in every recommendation or report on proposals'' for major Federal actions significantly affecting the quality of the human environment.'' Unless the three elements of a proposal are present (major, federal, and action), preparation of a detailed statement is not required. This paper addresses the practical decision-making dilemma that attends determinations of what types of Federal activities meet the NEPA threshold test under what kinds of varying circumstances. The authors' experience with the US Dept. of Energy (DOE) NEPA documentation is used to discuss how decisions may be made to determine whether a proposed action qualifies for a categorical exclusion'' or whether it requires preparation of an environmental assessment (EA) or an environmental impact statement (EIS). The concept of new'' actions versus continuing'' actions which may be bounded'' by previous NEPA documentation is also discussed. A dichotomous key for separating or combining Federal action'' candidates for different levels of NEPA documentation is provided. Leading court opinions on the threshold question and related issues are discussed in lay terms.

  16. File:09-FD-e - DOE NEPA Process.pdf | Open Energy Information

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    9-FD-e - DOE NEPA Process.pdf Jump to: navigation, search File File history File usage Metadata File:09-FD-e - DOE NEPA Process.pdf Size of this preview: 463 599 pixels. Other...

  17. EPA's Section 309 Review: The Clean Air Act and NEPA | Department...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    NEPA EPA's Section 309 Review: The Clean Air Act and NEPA The Clean Air Act, a law to prevent pollution of a single environmental medium, contains an unusual provision. That ...

  18. A Citizen's Guide to the NEPA: Having Your Voice Heard | Department...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    the need for a Citizen's Guide to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). Participants in NEPA Regional Roundtables held in 2003-2004 clearly voiced the need for an ...

  19. Property:NEPA LeadAgencyDocNumber | Open Energy Information

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    LeadAgencyDocNumber Jump to: navigation, search Property Name NEPA LeadAgencyDocNumber Property Type String This is a property of type String. Pages using the property "NEPA...

  20. Glossary of Terms Used in DOE NEPA Documents (DOE, 1998) | Department...

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    Glossary of Terms Used in DOE NEPA Documents (DOE, 1998) Glossary of Terms Used in DOE NEPA Documents (DOE, 1998) This Glossary is provided as a resource for preparing technical ...

  1. Title 40 CFR 1501 NEPA and Agency Planning | Open Energy Information

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    1 NEPA and Agency Planning Jump to: navigation, search OpenEI Reference LibraryAdd to library Legal Document- Federal RegulationFederal Regulation: Title 40 CFR 1501 NEPA and...

  2. File:09-FD-g - USFS NEPA Process.pdf | Open Energy Information

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    g - USFS NEPA Process.pdf Jump to: navigation, search File File history File usage Metadata File:09-FD-g - USFS NEPA Process.pdf Size of this preview: 463 599 pixels. Other...

  3. The cost effectiveness of NEPA: Are the benefits worth the costs

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    Mangi, J.I. )

    1993-01-01

    NEPA is much loved, and much hated; too often ignored, and even more often ill-used. NEPA's framers intended the Act to have some substantive effects on Government actions, but they did not foresee the regulatory process and organizational structures that have accreted around the Act. Compliance with NEPA and its regulations may cost the US taxpayer, directly and indirectly, on the order of $1 billion a year. The benefits of NEPA compliance are obvious in some cases, not so in others. NEPA has success stories, but also boondoggles in its current and recent practice. Yet the taxpayer is entitled to know whether NEPA's non-trivial costs yield sufficient benefit to make compliance efforts a worthwhile investment. This paper will analyze the issue of the costs of NEPA compliance, and the issue of its benefits, and will suggest an answer as to the question of NEPA's cost effectiveness.

  4. DOE Proposes First Revision to its NEPA Rules in More than a...

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    Proposes First Revision to its NEPA Rules in More than a Decade DOE Proposes First Revision to its NEPA Rules in More than a Decade December 20, 2010 - 5:22pm Addthis Today, the ...

  5. Questions and Answers on the Secretarial Policy Statement on NEPA (DOE,

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    1994) | Department of Energy Questions and Answers on the Secretarial Policy Statement on NEPA (DOE, 1994) Questions and Answers on the Secretarial Policy Statement on NEPA (DOE, 1994) Questions and Answers on the DOE Secretarial Policy Statement on NEPA. QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS on the SECRETARIAL POLICY STATEMENT on the NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY ACT (58.68 KB) More Documents & Publications "Frequently Asked Questions" on the Department of Energy's NEPA Regulations (DOE,

  6. DOE Policy on NEPA Process Transparency and Openness | Department of Energy

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    Policy on NEPA Process Transparency and Openness DOE Policy on NEPA Process Transparency and Openness Under the new policy, each Program and Field Office (including the National Nuclear Security Administration and the Power Marketing Administrations) will document and post online all categorical exclusion determinations involving classes of actions listed in Appendix B of the Department's NEPA implementing procedures, 10 C.F.R. Part 1021. DOE Policy on NEPA Process Transparency and Openness

  7. Directory of Potential Stakeholders for DOE Actions under NEPA (DOE, 2016)

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    | Department of Energy Directory of Potential Stakeholders for DOE Actions under NEPA (DOE, 2016) Directory of Potential Stakeholders for DOE Actions under NEPA (DOE, 2016) DOE Offices are encouraged to be inclusive in providing potentially interested parties with opportunities to review NEPA documents. This Directory of Potential Stakeholders for DOE Actions under NEPA is primarily intended to supplement lists that Departmental Offices compile for individual projects or facilities. It

  8. "Frequently Asked Questions" on the Department of Energy's NEPA Regulations

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    (DOE, 1998) | Department of Energy "Frequently Asked Questions" on the Department of Energy's NEPA Regulations (DOE, 1998) "Frequently Asked Questions" on the Department of Energy's NEPA Regulations (DOE, 1998) Answers to frequently asked questions regarding DOE's NEPA implementation regulations. Revised "Frequently Asked Questions on the Department of Energy's NEPA Regulations (94.47 KB) More Documents & Publications Questions and Answers on the Secretarial

  9. Microsoft Word - Showerhead Guidance _3-4__final_ _2_.docx

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    Showerhead Enforcement Guidance Issued: March 4, 2011 On February 3, 2011, the Department of Energy withdrew from OMB review, as unwarranted, the draft interpretative rule setting out the Department's views on the definition of a "showerhead" under the Energy Policy Conservation Act (EPCA) - and we formally withdraw that draft interpretive rule from consideration today. Nevertheless, to provide certainty to all stakeholders, the Department has decided to issue this brief enforcement

  10. Hanford Site National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) characterization. Revision 9

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    Neitzel, D.A.; Bjornstad, B.N.; Fosmire, C.J.

    1997-08-01

    This ninth revision of the Hanford Site National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Characterization presents current environmental data regarding the hanford Site and its immediate environs. This information is intended for use in preparing Chapters 4 and 6 in Hanford Site-related NEPA documents. Chapter 4.0 (Affected Environment) includes information on climate and meteorology, geology, hydrology, ecology, cultural, archaeological and historical resources, socioeconomics, and noise. Chapter 6.0 (Statutory and Regulatory Requirements) provides the preparer with the federal and state regulations, DOE directives and permits, and environmental standards directly applicable to the NEPA documents on the Hanford Site. Not all of the sections have been updated for this revision. The following lists the updated sections: climate and meteorology; ecology (threatened and endangered species section only); culture, archaeological, and historical resources; socioeconomics; all of Chapter 6.

  11. Hanford Site National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Characterization

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    Cushing, C.E.

    1992-12-01

    This fifth revision of the Hanford Site National Environmental Policy (NEPA) Characterization presents current environmental data regarding the Hanford Site and its immediate environs. This information is intended for use in preparing Site-related NEPA documentation. Information is presented on climate and meteorology, geology and hydrology, ecology, history and archaeology, socioeconomics, land use, and noise levels, prepared by Pacific Northwest Laboratory (PNL) staff. Models are described that are to be used in simulating realized or potential impacts from nuclear materials at the Hanford Site. Included are models of radionuclide transport in groundwater and atmospheric pathways, and of radiation dose to populations via all known pathways from known initial conditions. Federal and state regulations, DOE orders and permits, and environmental standards directly applicable for the NEPA documents at the Hanford Site, are provided.

  12. Hanford Site National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Characterization. Revision 5

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    Cushing, C.E.

    1992-12-01

    This fifth revision of the Hanford Site National Environmental Policy (NEPA) Characterization presents current environmental data regarding the Hanford Site and its immediate environs. This information is intended for use in preparing Site-related NEPA documentation. Information is presented on climate and meteorology, geology and hydrology, ecology, history and archaeology, socioeconomics, land use, and noise levels, prepared by Pacific Northwest Laboratory (PNL) staff. Models are described that are to be used in simulating realized or potential impacts from nuclear materials at the Hanford Site. Included are models of radionuclide transport in groundwater and atmospheric pathways, and of radiation dose to populations via all known pathways from known initial conditions. Federal and state regulations, DOE orders and permits, and environmental standards directly applicable for the NEPA documents at the Hanford Site, are provided.

  13. Attainment of the spirit of NEPA: A case study

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    Bergstrom, D.J. ); Kott, F.J. )

    1993-01-01

    Great Lakes Gas Transmission Company recently undertook a major expansion of their interstate natural gas pipeline system. The environmental permitting process for this large (460 mile), multi-state construction project exemplified the pervasiveness of the spirit of NEPA in dozens of federal, state, and local jurisdictional agencies, as well as associated organizations which lacked permitting authority but which took an active interest in the permitting process. Additionally, approvals from watershed districts, county zoning offices, and military preserves were obtained. Permit applications and agency consultations were complex and extremely labor-intensive. Overlapping jurisdictional authority turned permit acquisition into a labyrinth for which progress needed to be tracked weekly, and interagency logjams proved to be problematic. One specific example involved an archaeological site at the edge of a wetland under an eagle's nest. While the efficiency of multiple agencies administering NEPA is questionable, there seems little doubt as to the efficacy of the spirit of NEPA in this geographic region.

  14. The Department of Energy Releases Draft of Cybersecurity Risk Management

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    Process (RMP) Guideline for Public Comment (September 2011) | Department of Energy The Department of Energy Releases Draft of Cybersecurity Risk Management Process (RMP) Guideline for Public Comment (September 2011) The Department of Energy Releases Draft of Cybersecurity Risk Management Process (RMP) Guideline for Public Comment (September 2011) September 12, 2011 - 10:05am Addthis Public-Private Sector Collaboration Produces Guidance to Help Electric Utilities Better Understand and Assess

  15. Examples of Benefits from the NEPA process for ARRA funded activities

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    Efforts to implement the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) include ensuring, and reporting on, timely NEPA reviews prepared in support of projects and activities funded under major provisions of ARRA. In addition to reporting on the status of the NEPA environmental reviews, agencies also report on the benefits of NEPA.

  16. National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Categorical Exclusions (CX)

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    Determinations You are here: DOE-ID Home >NEPA National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Categorical Exclusion (CX) Determinations CX Posting No. Project Title Posted DOE-ID-INL-16-112 Hot Fuel Examination Facility (HFEF) Spray Chamber Water Conditioner Removal -66 Kb 10/26/2016 DOE-ID-INL-16-111 Materials and Fuels Complex (MFC) Metal Storage Shed (No Building Number) South of MFC-777 Removal -13 Kb 10/24/2016 DOE-ID-INL-16-110 Central Facilities Area (CFA) 12.5-kV Switchgear

  17. OFFICE OF NEPA POLICY AND COMPLIANCE - STAFF DIRECTORY | Department of

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    Energy OFFICE OF NEPA POLICY AND COMPLIANCE - STAFF DIRECTORY OFFICE OF NEPA POLICY AND COMPLIANCE - STAFF DIRECTORY Carol Borgstrom, Director 202-586-4600 Carol.Borgstrom@hq.doe.gov Lettie Wormley, Secretary 202-586-4610 Lettie.Wormley@hq.doe.gov ENERGY AND WASTE MANAGEMENT UNIT Brian Costner, Unit Leader 202-586-9924 Brian.Costner@hq.doe.gov Carrie Moeller Abravanel 202-586-8397 Carrie.Abravanel@hq.doe.gov - Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability: Transmission Line Projects -

  18. Semi-Annual Davis-Bacon Act Enforcement Report Form Guidance | Department

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    of Energy Semi-Annual Davis-Bacon Act Enforcement Report Form Guidance Semi-Annual Davis-Bacon Act Enforcement Report Form Guidance Semi-Annual Davis-Bacon Act Enforcement Report Form Guidance, a letter to grantees from the U.S. Department of Energy's Better Buildings Neighborhood Program. Form Guidance (68 KB) More Documents & Publications SEMI-ANNUAL DAVIS-BACON ENFORCEMENT REPORT SEMI-ANNUAL DAVIS-BACON ENFORCEMENT REPORT Draft Sample Collection Instrument

  19. A Citizen's Guide to the NEPA: Having Your Voice Heard (CEQ, 2007) |

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Department of Energy A Citizen's Guide to the NEPA: Having Your Voice Heard (CEQ, 2007) A Citizen's Guide to the NEPA: Having Your Voice Heard (CEQ, 2007) This guide is based on research and consultations undertaken by the Council on Environmental Quality concerning the need for a Citizen's Guide to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). Participants in NEPA Regional Roundtables held in 2003-2004 clearly voiced the need for an guide that provides an explanation of NEPA, how it is

  20. Environmental guidance for public participation in environmental restoration activities

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    Not Available

    1991-11-01

    The US Department of Energy (DOE) is issuing this document, entitled Guidance on Public Participation for US Department of Energy Environmental Restoration Activities, to summarize policy and provide guidance for public participation in environmental restoration activities at DOE Headquarters, Field Offices, facilities, and laboratories. While the Office of Environmental Restoration and Waste Management (EM) has environmental restoration responsibility for the majority of DOE sites and facilities, other DOE Project Offices have similar responsibilities at their sites and facilities. This guidance is applicable to all environment restoration activities conducted by or for DOE under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (CERCLA) as amended by the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986 (SARA); the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976 (RCRA) as amended by the Hazardous and Solid Waste Amendments of 1984 (HSWA) (corrective actions only); and the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA). This guidance also is applicable to CERCLA remedial action programs under the Uranium Mill Tailings Radiation Control Act of 1978 and the Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program, where DOE is the designated lead. The primary objectives of this guidance document are as follows: acclimate DOE staff to a changing culture that emphasizes the importance of public participation activities; provide direction on implementing these public participation activities; and, provide consistent guidance for all DOE Field Offices and facilities. The purpose of this document is to provide guidance on conducting effective public participation activities for environmental restoration activities under CERCLA; RCRA corrective actions under sections 3004(u), 3004(v), and 3008(h); and NEPA public participation activities.

  1. Hanford Site National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Characterization

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    Neitzel, Duane A.; Bunn, Amoret L.; Duncan, Joanne P.; Eschbach, Tara O.; Fowler, Richard A.; Fritz, Brad G.; Goodwin, Shannon M.; Harvey, David W.; Hendrickson, Paul L.; Hoitink, Dana J.; Horton, Duane G.; Last, George V.; Poston, Ted M.; Prendergast-Kennedy, Ellen L.; Rohay, Alan C.; Scott, Michael J.; Thorne, Paul D.

    2002-09-01

    This document describes the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Hanford Site environment. It is updated each year and is intended to provide a consistent description of the Hanford Site environment for the many National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documents being prepared by DOE contractors. No statements of significance or environmental consequences are provided. This year's report is the thirteenth revision of the original document published in 1988 and is (until replaced by the fourteenth revision) the only version that is relevant for use in the preparation of Hanford NEPA, State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA), and Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) documents. The two chapters included in this document (Chapters 4 and 6) are numbered to correspond to the chapters where such information is typically presented in environmental impact statements (Weiss) and other Hanford Site NEPA or CERCLA documentation. Chapter 4.0 (Affected Environment) describes Hanford Site climate and meteorology, geology, hydrology, ecology, cultural, archaeological, and historical resources, socioeconomics, occupational safety, and noise. Chapter 6.0 (Statutory and Regulatory Requirements) describes federal and state laws and regulations, DOE directives and permits, and presidential executive orders that are applicable to the NEPA documents prepared for Hanford Site activities.

  2. Hanford Site National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Characterization, Revision 15

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    Neitzel, Duane A.; Bunn, Amoret L.; Burk, Kenneth W.; Cannon, Sandra D.; Duncan, Joanne P.; Fowler, Richard A.; Fritz, Brad G.; Harvey, David W.; Hendrickson, Paul L.; Horton, Duane G.; Last, George V.; Poston, Ted M.; Prendergast-Kennedy, Ellen L.; Reidel, Steve P.; Scott, Michael J.; Thorne, Paul D.; Woody, Dave M.

    2003-09-01

    This document describes the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Hanford Site environment. It is updated each year and is intended to provide a consistent description of the Hanford Site environment for the many National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documents being prepared by DOE contractors. No statements of significance or environmental consequences are provided. This year's report is the thirteenth revision of the original document published in 1988 and is (until replaced by the fourteenth revision) the only version that is relevant for use in the preparation of Hanford NEPA, State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA), and Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) documents. The two chapters included in this document (Chapters 4 and 6) are numbered to correspond to the chapters where such information is typically presented in environmental impact statements (Weiss) and other Hanford Site NEPA or CERCLA documentation. Chapter 4.0 (Affected Environment) describes Hanford Site climate and meteorology, geology, hydrology, ecology, cultural, archaeological, and historical resources, socioeconomics, occupational safety, and noise. Chapter 6.0 (Statutory and Regulatory Requirements) describes federal and state laws and regulations, DOE directives and permits, and presidential executive orders that are applicable to the NEPA documents prepared for Hanford Site activities.

  3. Hanford Site National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Characterization

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    Neitzel, Duane A.; Antonio, Ernest J.; Eschbach, Tara O.; Fowler, Richard A.; Goodwin, Shannon M.; Harvey, David W.; Hendrickson, Paul L.; Hoitink, Dana J.; Horton, Duane G.; Last, George V.; Poston, Ted M.; Prendergast, Ellen L.; Rohay, Alan C.; Thorne, Paul D.

    2001-09-01

    This document describes the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Hanford Site environment. It is updated each year and is intended to provide a consistent description of the Hanford Site environment for the many National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documents being prepared by DOE contractors. No statements of significance or environmental consequences are provided. This year's report is the thirteenth revision of the original document published in 1988 and is (until replaced by the fourteenth revision) the only version that is relevant for use in the preparation of Hanford NEPA, State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA), and Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) documents. The two chapters included in this document (Chapters 4 and 6) are numbered to correspond to the chapters where such information is typically presented in environmental impact statements (Weiss) and other Hanford Site NEPA or CERCLA documentation. Chapter 4.0 (Affected Environment) describes Hanford Site climate and meteorology, geology, hydrology, ecology, cultural, archaeological, and historical resources, socioeconomics, occupational safety, and noise. Chapter 6.0 (Statutory and Regulatory Requirements) describes federal and state laws and regulations, DOE directives and permits, and presidential executive orders that are applicable to the NEPA documents prepared for Hanford Site activities.

  4. Hanford Site National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Characterization Report

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    Neitzel, Duane A.; Bunn, Amoret L.; Cannon, Sandra D.; Duncan, Joanne P.; Fowler, Richard A.; Fritz, Brad G.; Harvey, David W.; Hendrickson, Paul L.; Hoitink, Dana J.; Horton, Duane G.; Last, George V.; Poston, Ted M.; Prendergast-Kennedy, Ellen L.; Reidel, Steve P.; Rohay, Alan C.; Scott, Michael J.; Thorne, Paul D.

    2004-09-22

    This document describes the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Hanford Site environment. It is updated each year and is intended to provide a consistent description of the Hanford Site environment for the many National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documents being prepared by DOE contractors. No statements of significance or environmental consequences are provided. This year's report is the sixteenth revision of the original document published in 1988 and is (until replaced by the seventeenth revision) the only version that is relevant for use in the preparation of Hanford NEPA, State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA), and Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) documents. The two chapters included in this document (Chapters 4 and 6) are numbered to correspond to the chapters where such information is typically presented in environmental impact statements (Weiss) and other Hanford Site NEPA or CERCLA documentation. Chapter 4.0 (Affected Environment) describes Hanford Site climate and meteorology, geology, hydrology, ecology, cultural, archaeological, and historical resources, socioeconomics, occupational safety and health, and noise. Chapter 6.0 (Statutory and Regulatory Requirements) describes federal and state laws and regulations, DOE directives and permits, and presidential executive orders that are applicable to the NEPA documents prepared for Hanford Site activities.

  5. Hanford Site National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) characterization

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    Cushing, C.E.

    1988-09-01

    This document describes the Hanford Site environment (Chapter 4) and contains data in Chapter 5 and 6 which will guide users in the preparation of National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)-related documents. Many NEPA compliance documents have been prepared and are being prepared by site contractors for the US Department of Energy, and examination of these documents reveals inconsistencies in the amount of detail presented and the method of presentation. Thus, it seemed necessary to prepare a consistent description of the Hanford environment to be used in preparing Chapter 4 of environmental impact statements and other site-related NEPA documentation. The material in Chapter 5 is a guide to the models used, including critical assumptions incorporated in these models, in previous Hanford NEPA documents. The users will have to select those models appropriate for the proposed action. Chapter 6 is essentially a definitive NEPA Chapter 6, which describes the applicable laws, regulations, and DOE and state orders. In this document, a complete description of the environment is presented in Chapter 4 without excessive tabular data. For these data, sources are provided. Most subjects are divided into a general description of the characteristics of the Hanford Site, followed by site-specific information where it is available on the 100, 200, 300, and other Areas. This division will allow a person requiring information to go immediately to those sections of particular interest. However, site-specific information on each of these separate areas is not always complete or available. In this case, the general Hanford Site description should be used. 131 refs., 19 figs., 32 tabs.

  6. Draft-O-Meter

    Education Teach & Learn

    Students will learn an easy technique to measure the presence of drafts in their homes and classrooms.

  7. Advanced Burner Reactor Preliminary NEPA Data Study.

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    Briggs, L. L.; Cahalan, J. E.; Deitrich, L. W.; Fanning, T. H.; Grandy, C.; Kellogg, R.; Kim, T. K.; Yang, W. S.; Nuclear Engineering Division

    2007-10-15

    The Global Nuclear Energy Partnership (GNEP) is a new nuclear fuel cycle paradigm with the goals of expanding the use of nuclear power both domestically and internationally, addressing nuclear waste management concerns, and promoting nonproliferation. A key aspect of this program is fast reactor transmutation, in which transuranics recovered from light water reactor spent fuel are to be recycled to create fast reactor transmutation fuels. The benefits of these fuels are to be demonstrated in an Advanced Burner Reactor (ABR), which will provide a representative environment for recycle fuel testing, safety testing, and modern fast reactor design and safeguard features. Because the GNEP programs will require facilities which may have an impact upon the environment within the meaning of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), preparation of a Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS) for GNEP is being undertaken by Tetra Tech, Inc. The PEIS will include a section on the ABR. In support of the PEIS, the Nuclear Engineering Division of Argonne National Laboratory has been asked to provide a description of the ABR alternative, including graphics, plus estimates of construction and operations data for an ABR plant. The compilation of this information is presented in the remainder of this report. Currently, DOE has started the process of engaging industry on the design of an Advanced Burner Reactor. Therefore, there is no specific, current, vendor-produced ABR design that could be used for this PEIS datacall package. In addition, candidate sites for the ABR vary widely as to available water, geography, etc. Therefore, ANL has based its estimates for construction and operations data largely on generalization of available information from existing plants and from the environmental report assembled for the Clinch River Breeder Reactor Plant (CRBRP) design [CRBRP, 1977]. The CRBRP environmental report was chosen as a resource because it thoroughly

  8. Applying value engineering and modern assessment tools in managing NEPA: Improving effectiveness of the NEPA scoping and planning process

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    ECCLESTON, C.H.

    1998-09-03

    While the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) implementing regulations focus on describing ''What'' must be done, they provide surprisingly little direction on ''how'' such requirements are to be implemented. Specific implementation of these requirements has largely been left to the discretion of individual agencies. More than a quarter of a century after NEPA's enactment, few rigorous tools, techniques, or methodologies have been developed or widely adopted for implementing the regulatory requirements. In preparing an Environmental Impact Statement, agencies are required to conduct a public scoping process to determine the range of actions, alternatives, and impacts that will be investigated. Determining the proper scope of analysis is an element essential in the successful planning and implementation of future agency actions. Lack of rigorous tools and methodologies can lead to project delays, cost escalation, and increased risk that the scoping process may not adequately capture the scope of decisions that eventually might need to be considered. Recently, selected Value Engineering (VE) techniques were successfully used in managing a prescoping effort. A new strategy is advanced for conducting a pre-scoping/scoping effort that combines NEPA with VE. Consisting of five distinct phases, this approach has potentially wide-spread implications in the way NEPA, and scoping in particular, is practiced.

  9. Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Production of Tritium in a Commercial Light Water Reactor, Summary

    National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

    Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Production of Tritium in a Commercial Light Water Reactor Summary U.S. Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration DOE/EIS-0288-S1 August 2014 ACRONYMS AND ABBREVIATIONS CFR Code of Federal Regulations CLWR commercial light water reactor DOE U.S. Department of Energy EIS environmental impact statement EPA U.S. Environmental Protection Agency FR Federal Register NEPA National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 NNSA National

  10. Microsoft Word - 12.18.13 NEPA UK FT DSEA draft DearReaderLtr...

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    SEA) for the University of Kentucky Small-Scale Pilot Plant for the Gasification of Coal and Coal-Biomass Blends and Conversion of Derived Syngas to Liquid Fuels via ...

  11. DRAFT Hanford Advisory Board Handout for PIC MTG 2/6/13 DOE NEPA...

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    allows for judicial review before agency action under the Administrative Procedure Act (APA). RCRA Permitting Process with Opportunity for Public Comment for those units in the...

  12. NEPA and the Clean Air Act: Complementary approaches to maintaining air quality

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    Miller, R.L.; McCold, L.N.

    1991-01-01

    The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969 was established to prevent or eliminate damage to the environmental and biosphere from federal actions and stimulate the public health and welfare. An intertwined focus of NEPA has been to create and maintain conditions under which people and nature can exist in productive harmony. Meanwhile, the Clean Air Act (CAA) and amendments are the basis for regulating emission of air pollutants and otherwise maintaining or enhancing air quality to protect public health and welfare throughout the United States. Because the CAA is to comprehensive, a frequently asked question concerns the usefulness of NEPA from an air quality perspective: What can NEPA accomplish for federal actions that is not already accomplished by the CAA This paper contends that NEPA plays an important role in identifying and informing federal decision-makers of potential air quality impacts of federal actions. NEPA encompasses a broader scope and provides an independent analysis of CAA requirements for federal actions. NEPA ensures that spectrum of potential environmental effects is examined, rather than air quality alone. In some cases, NEPA analyses involve evaluating trade-offs of beneficial and adverse effects among different environmental media, such as air emissions vs solid waste. NEPA air quality analyses sometimes encompass potential concerns that are beyond those required for compliance with the CAA. Also, the environmental consequences of alternative actions are assessed to assist federal decision-makers in selecting a preferred alternative. Finally, proposed federal programs are evaluated under NEPA for their potential effects. 8 refs.

  13. Hanford Site National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Characterization

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    Rohay, A.C.; Fosmire, C.J.; Neitzel, D.A.; Hoitink, D.J.; Harvey, D.W.; Antonio, E.J.; Wright, M.K.; Thorne, P.D.; Hendrickson, P.L.; Fowler, R.A.; Goodwin, S.M.; Poston, T.M.

    1999-09-28

    This document describes the US Department of Energy's (DOE) Hanford Site environment. It is updated each year and is intended to provide a consistent description of the Hanford Site environment for the many NEPA documents being prepared by DOE contractors. No conclusions or recommendations are provided. This year's report is the eleventh revision of the original document published in 1988 and is (until replaced by the 12th revision) the only version that is relevant for use in the preparation of Hanford NEPA; SEPA and CERCLA documents. The two chapters included in this document (Chapters 4 and 6) are numbered to correspond to the chapters where such information is presented in environmental impact statements (EISs) and other Site-related NEPA or CERCLA documentation. Chapter 4.0 (Affected Environment) describes Hanford Site climate and meteorology, geology, hydrology, ecology, cultural, archaeological and historical resources, socioeconomic; occupational safety, and noise. Sources for extensive tabular data related to these topics are provided in the chapter. Most subjects are divided into a general description of the characteristics of the Hanford Site, followed by site-specific information, where available, of the 100,200,300, and other Areas. This division allows the reader to go directly to those sections of particular interest. When specific information on each of these separate areas is not complete or available, the general Hanford Site description should be used. Chapter 6.0 (Statutory and Regulatory Requirements) is essentially a definitive NEPA Chapter 6.0, which describes applicable federal and state laws and regulations, DOE directives and permits, and environmental standards directly applicable to the NEPA documents on the Hanford Site. People preparing environmental assessments and EISs should also be cognizant of the document entitled ''Recommendations for the Preparation of Environmental Assessments and Environmental Impact Statements'' published by

  14. An approach to defining significance under NEPA: A practitioner's perspective

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    McMillen, M.C. )

    1993-01-01

    The term significant impact'' has a specific meaning and intent when used in documents prepared pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). Often the word significant is avoided because of the implications related to its use. Significant adverse impacts discovered in the analysis performed for an EA can trigger the next level of NEPA scrutiny, the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). This paper looks at using methodologies with a prescribed set of criteria that measure factors including the magnitude, extent, duration and frequency, and likelihood of impacts related to a proposed action. Examples of this approach, and a rationale for placing an emphasis on developing the criteria for certain factors will be presented. The paper will also demonstrate the pragmatism of using a structured methodology versus professional opinion'' in the determination of significance.

  15. DOE Policy on NEPA Process Transparency and Openness

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    2, 2009 MEMORANDUM FOR HEADS OF D E P A R T M m ELEMENTS FROM: DANIEL B. PONE SUBJECT: NEPA Process Transparency and Openness President Obama's memorandum on "Transparency and Open Government," issued in the very first hours of his presidency on January 2 1,2009, announced his commitment to creating an unprecedented level of openness in Government. The President specifically called on executive agency heads to make information about agency operations and decisions available to the

  16. Use of comprehensive NEPA documents to reduce program risk

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    Wolff, T.A.; Hansen, R.P.

    1994-04-01

    Sandia National Laboratories operates DOE`s Kauai Test Facility (KTF) on the western coast of the Hawaiian island of Kauai. In July 1992, DOE approved a comprehensive Environmental Assessment (EA) covering ongoing and future rocket launches of experimental payloads. The KTF EA fulfilled two basic objectives: Consideration of environmental values early in the planning and decision making process; and public disclosure. These objectives can also be considered to be benefits of preparing comprehensive NEPA documents. However, proponents of an action are not as dedicated to these twin NEPA objectives as they are motivated by NEPA`s ability to reduce program risks. Once the KTF environmental assessment was underway, it was apparent that reducing risks to the program, budget, and schedule was the main incentive for successful completion of the EA. The comprehensive or ``omnibus`` environmental assessment prepared for the KTF is a de facto ``detailed statement,`` and it is also a good example of a ``mitigated FONSI,`` i.e., mitigation measures are essential to render some potential impacts not significant. Because the KTF EA is a broad scope, umbrella-like, site-wide assessment, it ``bounds`` the impacts of continuing and proposed future actions. The successful completion of this document eliminated the need to review, document, and gain approval individually for numerous related actions. Also, because it supported a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) after identifying appropriate mitigation, it also eliminated the need for an environmental impact statement (EIS). This paper discusses seven specific ways in which the KTF EA reduced program risks and supported budget and schedule objectives.

  17. Hanford Site National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) characterization. Revision 6

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    Cushing, C.E.; Baker, D.A.; Chamness, M.A.

    1994-08-01

    This sixth revision of the Hanford Site National Environmental Policy (NEPA) Characterization presents current environmental data regarding the Hanford Site and its immediate environs. This information is intended for use in preparing Site-related NEPA documentation. Chapter 4.0 summarizes up-to-date information on climate and meteorology, geology and hydrology, ecology, history and archaeology, socioeconomics, land use, and noise levels prepared by Pacific Northwest Laboratory (PNL) staff. More detailed data are available from reference sources cited or from the authors; Chapter 5.0 has been significantly updated from the fifth revision. It describes models, including their principal underlying assumptions, that are to be used in simulating realized or potential impacts from nuclear materials at the Hanford Site. Included are models of radionuclide transport in groundwater and atmospheric pathways, and of radiation dose to populations via all known pathways from known initial conditions; The updated Chapter 6.0 provides the preparer with the federal and state regulations, DOE orders and permits, and environmental standards directly applicable to the NEPA documents on the Hanford Site, following the structure of Chapter 4.0. No conclusions or recommendations are given in this report. Rather, it is a compilation of information on the Hanford Site environment that can be utilized directly by Site contractors. This information can also be used by any interested individual seeking baseline data on the Hanford Site and its past activities by which to evaluate projected activities and their impacts.

  18. Hanford Site National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) characterization. Revision 8

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    Neitzel, D.A.; Bjornstad, B.N.; Fosmire, C.J.; Fowler, R.A.

    1996-08-01

    This eighth revision of the Hanford Site National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Characterization presents current environmental data regarding the Hanford Site and its immediate environs. This information is intended for use in preparing Chapters 4 and 6 in Hanford Site-related NEPA documents. Chapter 4 (Affected Environment) includes information on climate and meteorology, geology, hydrology, ecology, historical, archaeological and cultural resources, socioeconomics, and noise. Chapter 6 (Statutory and Regulatory Requirements) provides the preparer with the federal and state regulations, DOE directives and permits, and environmental standards directly applicable to the NEPA documents on the Hanford Site. The following sections were updated in this revision: climate and meteorology; ecology (threatened and endangered species section only); historical; archaeological and cultural resources; and all of chapter 6. No conclusions or recommendations are given in this report. Rather, it is a compilation of information on the Hanford Site environment that can be used directly by Site contractors. This information can also be used by any interested individual seeking baseline data on the hanford Site and its past activities by which to evaluate projected activities and their impacts.

  19. Hanford Site National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) characterization. Revision 7

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    Cushing, C.E.; Baker, D.A.; Chamness, M.A.

    1995-09-01

    This seventh revision of the Hanford Site National Environmental Policy (NEPA) Characterization presents current environmental data regarding the Hanford Site and its immediate environs. This information is intended for use in preparing Site-related NEPA documentation. Chapter 4.0 summarizes up-to-date information on climate and meteorology, geology, hydrology, environmental monitoring, ecology, history and archaeology, socioeconomics, land use, and noise levels prepared by Pacific Northwest Laboratory (PNL) staff. More detailed data are available from reference sources cited or from the authors. Chapter 5.0 was not updated from the sixth revision (1994). It describes models, including their principal underlying assumptions, that are to be used in simulating realized or potential impacts from nuclear materials at the Hanford Site. Included are models of radionuclide transport in groundwater and atmospheric pathways, and of radiation dose to populations via all known pathways from known initial conditions. The updated Chapter 6.0 provides the preparer with the federal and state regulations, DOE Orders and permits, and environmental standards directly applicable to the NEPA documents on the Hanford Site, following the structure of Chapter 4.0. No conclusions or recommendations are given in this report. Rather, it is a compilation of information on the Hanford Site environment that can be used directly by Site contractors. This information can also be used by any interested individual seeking baseline data on the Hanford Site and its past activities by which to evaluate projected activities and their impacts.

  20. DOE NEPA: Getting Better and Better 2000-2004 (07/04)

    Energy Savers

    DOE NEPA Rulemaking DOE NEPA Rulemaking Revisions to U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) regulations regarding implementation of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) became effective on November 14, 2011. DOE has established 20 new categorical exclusions, most of which include criteria (e.g., acreage, location, and height limitations) that limit the covered actions. These categorical exclusions address actions such as stormwater runoff control, alternative fuel vehicle fueling stations and

  1. GAO-14-369, NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY ACT: Little Information Exists on NEPA Analyses

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY ACT Little Information Exists on NEPA Analyses Report to Congressional Requesters April 2014 GAO-14-369 United States Government Accountability Office United States Government Accountability Office Highlights of GAO-14-369, a report to congressional requesters April 2014 NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY ACT Little Information Exists On NEPA Analyses Why GAO Did This Study NEPA requires all federal agencies to evaluate the potential environmental effects of proposed

  2. U.S. DEPARTlvIENT OF ENERGY EERE PROJECT MANAGEMENT CENTER NEPA DE

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    DEPARTlvIENT OF ENERGY EERE PROJECT MANAGEMENT CENTER NEPA DE TERlV IINATION RECIPIENT:County of Lancaster Page 1 of2 STATE: PA PROJECf TITLE: Lancaster County Environmental Center Renewable Energy System - Geothermal - ARRA - EECBG Funding Opportunity Announcement Number Procurement Instrument Number NEPA Control Number em Number DE-FOA-0000013 DE-EE0000935 0 Based on my review orthe information concerning tbe proposed action, as NEPA Compliance Officer (authorized under DOE Order 4SI.IA), I

  3. National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Documents | U.S. DOE Office of

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    Science (SC) National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Documents Ames Site Office (AMSO) AMSO Home About Projects Contract Management NEPA Documents Categorical Exclusion Determinations Environmental Assessments and Environmental Impact Statements Resources Contact Information Ames Site Office U.S. Department of Energy 9800 S. Cass Avenue Argonne, IL 60439 P: (630) 252-6167 F: (630) 252-2855 National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Documents Print Text Size: A A A FeedbackShare Page Related

  4. National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Documents | U.S. DOE Office of

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    Science (SC) National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Documents Argonne Site Office (ASO) ASO Home About Projects Contract Management NEPA Documents Categorical Exclusion Determinations Environmental Assessments and Environmental Impact Statements Resources Contact Information Argonne Site Office U.S. Department of Energy 9800 South Cass Avenue Building 201 Argonne, IL 60439 P: (630) 252-8637 National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Documents Print Text Size: A A A FeedbackShare Page Related

  5. National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Documents | U.S. DOE Office of

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    Science (SC) National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Documents Brookhaven Site Office (BHSO) BHSO Home About Projects Contract Management NEPA Documents Categorical Exclusion Determinations Environmental Assessments and Environmental Impact Statements Resources Contact Information Brookhaven Site Office U.S. Department of Energy PO Box 5000 Upton, NY 11973 P: (631) 344-3425 E: Email Us National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Documents Print Text Size: A A A FeedbackShare Page Related Links

  6. National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Documents | U.S. DOE Office of

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    Science (SC) National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Documents Berkeley Site Office (BSO) BSO Home About Projects Contract Management NEPA Documents Categorical Exclusion Determinations Environmental Assessments and Environmental Impact Statements Resources Contact Information Berkeley Site Office U.S. Department of Energy One Cyclotron Road Berkeley, CA 94720 P: (510) 486-5784 E: Email Us National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Documents Print Text Size: A A A FeedbackShare Page Related

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  8. National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Documents | U.S. DOE Office of

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    Science (SC) National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Documents Oak Ridge National Laboratory Site Office (OSO) OSO Home About Projects Contract Management NEPA Documents Categorical Exclusion Determinations Environmental Assessments and Environmental Impact Statements Contact Information Oak Ridge National Laboratory Site Office U.S. Department of Energy Post Office Box 2008 Oak Ridge, TN 37831-6269 P: (865) 576-0710 National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Documents Print Text Size: A A A

  9. National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Documents | U.S. DOE Office of

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    Science (SC) National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Documents Pacific Northwest Site Office (PNSO) PNSO Home About Projects Contract Management NEPA Documents Categorical Exclusion Determinations Environmental Assessments and Environmental Impact Statements Resources Contact Information Pacific Northwest Site Office U.S. Department of Energy P.O. Box 350, MS K9-42 Richland, WA 99352 P: (509) 372-4005 National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Documents Print Text Size: A A A FeedbackShare

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  12. National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Documents | U.S. DOE Office of

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    Science (SC) National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Documents Thomas Jefferson Site Office (TJSO) TJSO Home About Projects Contract Management NEPA Documents Categorical Exclusion Determinations Environmental Assessments and Environmental Impact Statements Resources Contact Information Thomas Jefferson Site Office U.S. Department of Energy 12000 Jefferson Avenue Newport News, VA 23606 P: (757) 269-7140 National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Documents Print Text Size: A A A FeedbackShare

  13. u.s. DEPARTl\\IENT OF ENERGY EERE PROJECT MANAGEMENT CENTER NEPA...

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    DEPARTlIENT OF ENERGY EERE PROJECT MANAGEMENT CENTER NEPA DETERllJNAIION RECIPIENT:City of Philip and Philip Health Services PROJECf TITLE: Philip Health Services Geothermal ...

  14. DOE Order 451.1B: NEPA Compliance Program (DOE, 2012)

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    The purpose of this Order is to establish DOE internal requirements and responsibilities for implementing the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), the Council on Environmental Quality...

  15. Need to Consider Intentional Destructive Acts in NEPA Documents (CEQ, 2006)

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    DOE National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documents, including environmental impact statements (EISs) and environmental assessments (EAs), should explicitly address potential environmental...

  16. Annotated bibliography National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documents for Sandia National Laboratories

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    Harris, J.M.

    1995-04-01

    The following annotated bibliography lists documents prepared by the Department of Energy (DOE), and predecessor agencies, to meet the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) for activities and facilities at Sandia National Laboratories sites. For each NEPA document summary information and a brief discussion of content is provided. This information may be used to reduce the amount of time or cost associated with NEPA compliance for future Sandia National Laboratories projects. This summary may be used to identify model documents, documents to use as sources of information, or documents from which to tier additional NEPA documents.

  17. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY EERE PROJECT MANAGEMENT CENTER NEPA...

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    EERE PROJECT MANAGEMENT CENTER NEPA DETERMINATION RECIPIENT:Midwest Renewable Energy ... instructors together to develop classroom resources and an instructor discussion group. ...

  18. RL-721 REV? I. Project Title: NEPA REVIEW SCREENING FORM Document...

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    Subpart D, Appendix B) for categorically excluding actions under the provisions of the NEPA regulations. There shall be no extraordinary circumstances where normally excluded...

  19. RL-721 REV7 I. Project Title: NEPA REVIEW SCREENING FORM Document...

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    Subpart D, Appendix B) for categorically excluding actions under the provisions of the NEPA regulations. There shall be no extraordinary circumstances where normally excluded...

  20. Draft Tiered Rate Methodology

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    For Regional Dialogue Discussion Purposes Only Pre-Decisional Draft Tiered Rates Methodology March 7, 2008 Pre-decisional, Deliberative, For Discussion Purposes Only March 7,...

  1. Property:NEPA EA EIS Report | Open Energy Information

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    On Line Appendicies Volume.pdf +, ... S San Juan Basin EC + SJBEC DraftEIS.pdf + Sigurd Red Butte No2 + USFS SRB ROD 2012.pdf +, BLM SRB ROD 2012.pdf + Southline Transmission Line...

  2. Notices

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    6 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 151 / Friday, August 5, 2016 / Notices 1 For more information on the applicability of NEPA, see the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ), ''A Citizen's Guide to the NEPA,'' available at https://ceq.doe.gov/nepa/Citizens_Guide_ Dec07.pdf. 2 See CEQ, ''Revised Draft Guidance for Federal Departments and Agencies on Consideration of Greenhouse Gas Emissions and the Effects of Climate Change in NEPA Reviews,'' (Dec. 24, 2014), available at

  3. Incorporating Biodiversity Considerations Into Environmental Impact Analysis Under NEPA (CEQ, 1993)

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    This Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) report is intended to provide background on the emerging, complex subject of biodiversity, outline some general concepts that underlie biological diversity analysis and management, describe how the issue is currently addressed in NEPA analyses, and provide options for agencies undertaking NEPA analyses that consider biodiversity.

  4. Procedural vs. substantive in the NEPA law: Cutting the Gordian knot

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    Boggs, J.P. . Dept. of Anthropology)

    1993-01-01

    The debate whether the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) is procedural or substantive has become central both to agency implementation of the act and to court review of agency compliance. While NEPA mandates both procedural and substantive reform as a means to improve environmental quality, NEPA also focuses on cognitive reform--the improved utilization of knowledge in public affairs. Choices about what knowledge to base public decisions on, and how that knowledge will be used, build the social realities that shape lives. Thus, NEPA's mandates for the creation and use of public knowledge activate fundamentally conflicting values and visions of social order. However, debate about the procedural and substantive provisions of NEPA cannot resolve the conflict about values that actually motivates the debate, and this constrictive debate impoverishes public discussion about NEPA implementation and judicial review. This paper links the present debate with the values issues that underlie it, suggesting a more direct language for characterizing NEPA and a broader framework of legal theory for debating the issues it raises. This paper also finds that environmental and social science practitioners are strategically positioned to contribute materially to the issues raised by a NEPA properly understood as law that mandates knowledge utilization.

  5. Developing guidelines for improved assessment of risk to environmental receptors in NEPA documents

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    Cunningham, M.; Abbott, L.; Berger, J.

    1995-12-01

    NAEP`s NEPA Practice Committee has formed several subcommittees to develop guidelines, and ultimately standards, for conducting various analyses to meet the letter and spirit of NEPA. The authors comprise the Ecological Risk Assessment Subcommittee, and our purpose is to identify those aspects of ecological risk assessment of potentially greatest use in analyses for NEPA documents and to make this information available to NAEP members and other NEPA practioners. Our task is to identify procedures and techniques commonly used in ecological risk assessment for CERCLA and RCRA compliance that are useful directly, or in modified form, to improve the estimation of risk to environmental receptors in NEPA analyses. Environmental receptors include biota and media such as air and water. Our approach is to focus first on the practical aspects of environmental assessment for NEPA that we identify as needing improvement. These include: (1) knowing when a quantitative risk assessment is warranted; (2) assigning significance of potential harm; (3) how to assess cumulative risk; (4) how to cope with missing information and knowing when surrogate information is available and appropriate to use; (5) efficiency in analysis - lack of explicit screening steps; and (6) biodiversity-related effects assessment. Specific steps to help environmental professionals prepare NEPA documents to address these issues will be presented, including references to NEPA documents that employ explicit risk estimation.

  6. Integrating a life-cycle assessment with NEPA: Does it make sense?

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    ECCLESTON, C.H.

    1998-09-03

    The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969 provides the basic national charter for protection of the environment in the US. Today NEPA has provided an environmental policy model which has been emulated by nations around the world. Recently, questions have been raised regarding the appropriateness and under what conditions it makes sense to combine the preparation of a NEPA analysis with the International Organization for Stnadardization (ISO) - 14000 Standards for Life-Cycle Assessment (LCA). This paper advantages a decision making tool consisting of six discrete criteria which can be employed by a user in reaching a decision regarding the integration of NEPA analysis and LCA. Properly applied, this tool should reduce the risk that a LCA may be inappropriately prepared and integrated with a NEPA analysis.

  7. POLICY GUIDANCE MEMORANDUM #19 Guidance on Transition to Eliminate...

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    the Federal Career Intern Program (FCIP) POLICY GUIDANCE MEMORANDUM 19 Guidance on ... More Documents & Publications POLICY GUIDANCE MEMORANDUM 18 Advertisement of Federal ...

  8. EIS-0451: Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement ...

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    Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement EIS-0451: Supplemental Draft ... Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) BPA prepared a supplemental draft EIS to evaluate an ...

  9. Defining the no action alternative for NEPA document of continuing actions

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    McCold, L.N.; Saulsbury, J.W.

    1995-12-01

    Environmental professionals today must address many issues that might not have been foreseen by developers of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) or the President`s Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) regulations for implementing NEPA. One issue is the definition of the no action alternative for NEPA documentation of continuing actions. The CEQ regulations do not define the no action alternative, but merely state that NEPA analyses shall {open_quotes}include the alternative of no action{close_quotes}. For NEPA analyses of newly proposed actions, the practical definition of the no action alternative is clear (i.e., the agency will not implement the proposed action or alternative actions). However, the practical definition for NEPA analyses of continuing actions is not so clear. To clarify the definition of the no action alternative for continuing actions, particularly those that involve agency decisions about relicensing existing projects or continuing to operate existing programs or facilities. In trying to clarify the definition of the no action alternative for continuing actions, this paper examines the function of the no action alternative for NEPA analyses in general. Pertinent issues include how the definition of the no action alternative affects the selection of the baseline for environmental analysis and whether inclusion of the no action alternative really forces agencies to consider no action as a realistic alternative. To address these issues, this paper begins with a discussion of relevant legal decisions involving the no action alternative in NEPA analyses. The paper then examines some agency NEPA regulations and recent NEPA documents to provide examples of how some agencies address the no action alternative for continuing actions. Finally, the paper suggests definitions of the no action alternative for continuing actions and methods for addressing no action as a realistic alternative.

  10. Hanford Site National Evnironmental Policy Act (NEPA) characterization. Revision 4

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    Cushing, C.E.

    1991-12-01

    This fourth revision of the Hanford Site National Environmental Policy (NEPA) Characterization presents current environmental data regarding the Hanford Site and its immediate environs. This information is intended for use in preparing Site-related NEPA documentation. In Chapter 4.0 are presented summations of up-to-date information about climate and meteorology, geology and hydrology, ecology, history and archaeology, socioeconomics, land use, and noise levels. Chapter 5.0 describes models, including their principal assumptions, that are to be used in simulating realized or potential impacts from nuclear materials at the Hanford Site. Included are models of radionuclides transport in groundwater and atmospheric pathways, and of radiation dose to populations via all known pathways from known initial conditions. Chapter 6.0 provides the preparer with the federal and state regulations, DOE orders and permits, and environmental standards directly applicable for environmental impact statements for the Hanford Site, following the structure Chapter 4.0. NO conclusions or recommendations are given in this report.

  11. Hanford Site National Evnironmental Policy Act (NEPA) characterization

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    Cushing, C.E.

    1991-12-01

    This fourth revision of the Hanford Site National Environmental Policy (NEPA) Characterization presents current environmental data regarding the Hanford Site and its immediate environs. This information is intended for use in preparing Site-related NEPA documentation. In Chapter 4.0 are presented summations of up-to-date information about climate and meteorology, geology and hydrology, ecology, history and archaeology, socioeconomics, land use, and noise levels. Chapter 5.0 describes models, including their principal assumptions, that are to be used in simulating realized or potential impacts from nuclear materials at the Hanford Site. Included are models of radionuclides transport in groundwater and atmospheric pathways, and of radiation dose to populations via all known pathways from known initial conditions. Chapter 6.0 provides the preparer with the federal and state regulations, DOE orders and permits, and environmental standards directly applicable for environmental impact statements for the Hanford Site, following the structure Chapter 4.0. NO conclusions or recommendations are given in this report.

  12. Rulemaking Guidance | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Rulemaking Guidance Rulemaking Guidance The following rulemaking policies are available: Rulemaking Guidance on DOE Involvement in Consensus Negotiations for energy Conservation...

  13. Supplement to the Surplus Plutonium Disposition Draft Environmental Impact Statement

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    N /A

    1999-05-14

    On May 22, 1997, DOE published a Notice of Intent in the Federal Register (62 Federal Register 28009) announcing its decision to prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) that would tier from the analysis and decisions reached in connection with the ''Storage and Disposition of Weapons-Usable Fissile Materials Final Programmatic EIS (Storage and Disposition PEIS)''. ''The Surplus Plutonium Disposition Draft Environmental Impact Statement'' (SPD Draft EIS) (DOWEIS-0283-D) was prepared in accordance with NEPA and issued in July 1998. It identified the potential environmental impacts of reasonable alternatives for the proposed siting, construction, and operation of three facilities for plutonium disposition. These three facilities would accomplish pit disassembly and conversion, immobilization, and MOX fuel fabrication. For the alternatives that included MOX fuel fabrication, the draft also described the potential environmental impacts of using from three to eight commercial nuclear reactors to irradiate MOX fuel. The potential impacts were based on a generic reactor analysis that used actual reactor data and a range of potential site conditions. In May 1998, DCE initiated a procurement process to obtain MOX fuel fabrication and reactor irradiation services. The request for proposals defined limited activities that may be performed prior to issuance of the SPD EIS Record of Decision (ROD) including non-site-specific work associated with the development of the initial design for the MOX fuel fabrication facility, and plans (paper studies) for outreach, long lead-time procurements, regulatory management, facility quality assurance, safeguards, security, fuel qualification, and deactivation. No construction on the proposed MOX facility would begin before an SPD EIS ROD is issued. In March 1999, DOE awarded a contract to Duke Engineering & Services; COGEMA, Inc.; and Stone & Webster (known as DCS) to provide the requested services. The procurement process included

  14. Draft 2014 Annual Plan | Department of Energy

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    Draft 2014 Annual Plan Draft 2014 Annual Plan Section 999: Draft 2014 Annual Plan Section 999 - Draft 2014 Annual Plan (4.52 MB) More Documents & Publications 2011 Annual Plan 2013 ...

  15. Sacramento Area Voltage Support Draft Environmental Impact Statement

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    N /A

    2002-11-15

    The Western Area Power Administration's Central Valley Project transmission system forms an integral part of the interconnected Sacramento area transmission grid. Western is contractually responsible to oversee that the system is operated in accordance with strict reliability standards. Growth in the greater Sacramento, California area and power imported from generation outside the region, have increased the demand on the interconnected electric transmission system, leading to transmission system overloads and reducing the reliability and security of the area power system. Western has prepared this Sacramento Area Voltage Support (SVS) Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) in compliance with Federal laws, regulations and guidelines, principally the ''National Environmental Policy Act'' (NEPA). This Draft EIS evaluates the potential environmental effects of physical improvements to the area's power system. Enhancements are needed to improve system reliability and provide voltage support for the Sacramento area. The results of public scoping meetings, workshops, meetings with agencies, and earlier studies by Western and area utilities helped to develop a range of alternatives for analysis. The Proposed Action involves: Constructing a new double-circuit, 230-kV transmission line paralleling the existing double-circuit, 230-kV line from the O'Banion Substation to the Elverta Substation; Realigning a portion of the existing Cottonwood-Roseville single-circuit, 230-kV transmission line north of Elverta Substation; and Reconductoring the existing double-circuit, 230-kV transmission line from the Elverta Substation to the Tracy Substation. Public Hearings on the Draft EIS will be held between December 9-12, 2002. Comments on this Draft EIS are encouraged and should be sent to Ms. Loreen McMahon (above). Comments must be received by December 30, 2002.

  16. Biomass 2014 Draft Agenda

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    Biomass 2014 Draft Agenda All topics and times are tentative and subject to change. Page | 1 BIOMASS 2014: Growing the Future Bioeconomy July 29-30, 2014, Washington Convention ...

  17. Revised Draft Guidance on Consideration of Greenhouse Gas Emissions...

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    that describes how Federal departments and agencies should consider the effects of greenhouse gas emissions and climate change in their National Environmental Policy Act reviews. ...

  18. Energy Department Seeks Feedback on Draft Guidance for the Hydroelectr...

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    Any qualified owner or operator of a hydroelectric facility who added hydropower to non-powered dams or conduits ... applications for generation produced in calendar year ...

  19. Energy Department Seeks Additional Feedback on Draft Guidance...

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    Any qualified owner or operator of a hydroelectric facility who added hydropower to non-powered dams or conduits, or ... applications for generation produced in calendar year ...

  20. MHK LCOE Reporting Guidance Draft | OpenEI Community

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    details on the Reference Models can be found here. The presentation was created in Microsoft Powerpoint, therefore it is recommended that Microsoft Powerpoint or Powerpoint...

  1. EIS-0481: Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement ...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement EIS-0481: Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement Engineered High Energy Crop (EHEC) Programs Draft Programmatic...

  2. U.S. DEPARTlVIENT OF ENERGY EERE PROJECT MANAGEMENT CENTER NEPA DETERrvIINATION

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    of2 U.S. DEPARTlVIENT OF ENERGY EERE PROJECT MANAGEMENT CENTER NEPA DETERrvIINATION RECIPIENT:WA Dept. of Commerce STATE: WA PROJECT SEP ARRA SIRTI - Greenwood -Scaling Production of Clean , High-Efficiecny, EPA Phase 2 Biomass TITLE: Boilers in WA Funding Opportunity Announcement Number Procurement Instrument Number NEPA Control Number cm Number DE-FOA-0000052 DE-EE-0000139 GFO-0000139-032 0 Based on my review of the information concerning the proposed action, as NEPA Compliance Officer

  3. A NEPA compliance strategy plan for providing programmatic coverage to agency problems

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    Eccleston, C.H.

    1994-04-01

    The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, requires that all federal actions be reviewed before making a final decision to pursue a proposed action or one of its reasonable alternatives. The NEPA process is expected to begin early in the planning process. This paper discusses an approach for providing efficient and comprehensive NEPA coverage to large-scale programs. Particular emphasis has been given to determining bottlenecks and developing workarounds to such problems. Specifically, the strategy is designed to meet four specific goals: (1) provide comprehensive coverage, (2) reduce compliance cost/time, (3) prevent project delays, and (4) reduce document obsolescence.

  4. National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) compliance at Sandia National Laboratories/New Mexico (SNL/NM)

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    Wolff, T.A.; Hansen, R.P.

    1998-08-01

    This report on National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) compliance at Sandia National Laboratories/New Mexico (SNL/NM) chronicles past and current compliance activities and includes a recommended strategy that can be implemented for continued improvement. This report provides a list of important references. Attachment 1 contains the table of contents for SAND95-1648, National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Compliance Guide Sandia National Laboratories (Hansen, 1995). Attachment 2 contains a list of published environmental assessments (EAs) and environmental impact statements (EISs) prepared by SNL/NM. Attachment 3 contains abstracts of NEPA compliance papers authored by SNL/NM and its contractors.

  5. SEP Guidance | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Guidance SEP Guidance Guidance for State Energy Program Grantees sep_financing_guidance_2011-03-15.pdf (224.45 KB) More Documents & Publications SEP Program Notice 10-008B - Guidance for State Energy Program Grantees on Financing Programs EECBG Guidance SEP Program Notice 10-013

  6. NEPA strategy for the Bonneville Power Administration energy resource acquisition

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    Pierce, K.S.; Alton, C.C.; Linehan, A.O.

    1995-12-01

    The Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) has a statutory obligation to supply cost-effective electric power to its customers. BPA must also be consistent with the Pacific Northwest Electric Power Planning and Conservation Act, which requires consideration of the Northwest Power Planning Council`s Conservation and Electric Power Plan and Fish and Wildlife Program. The challenge is to operate effectively within an increasingly competitive and dynamic electric utility market while continuing its commitment to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). BPA developed a tiered approach to its environmental analyses associated with energy resource planning and acquisition. The Resource Programs Environmental Impact Statement (RPEIS) is a programmatic document designed to support energy resource decisions for several years. The RPEIS includes a description of the environmental impacts and potential mitigation measures for various energy resources-including conservation, efficiency improvements, renewable resources, cogeneration, combustion turbines, nuclear, and coal. Information was also provided on fuel switching, load management, and emerging technologies. After analyzing the environmental trade-offs among resources, the RPEIS focuses on the cumulative effects of adding these resources to the existing power system. The Record of Decision documents that BPA`s resource acquisitions will include all cost-effective conservation and efficiency improvements, supplemented by a mix of renewables and thermal resources. Subsequent site-specific documents have been prepared on individual resource acquisitions. By focusing environmental reviews on the actual issues ripe for decision and by providing timely environmental information to the public and to the decisionmakers, this tiered approach led to better decisionmaking. BPA was able to operate in a more business-like manner while assuring NEPA compliance.

  7. POLICY GUIDANCE MEMORANDUM #19 Guidance on Transition to Eliminate FCIP

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    (Expired) | Department of Energy 9 Guidance on Transition to Eliminate FCIP (Expired) POLICY GUIDANCE MEMORANDUM #19 Guidance on Transition to Eliminate FCIP (Expired) THIS GUIDANCE HAS EXPIRED Guidance on the elimination of the Federal Career Intern Program (FCIP) POLICY GUIDANCE MEMORANDUM #19 Guidance on Transition to Eliminate FCIP (Expired) (4.84 MB) Responsible Contacts Ahtora Brooks Human Resource Specialists E-mail Ahtora.Brooks@Hq.Doe.Gov Phone 202-586-1239 More Documents &

  8. File:09-FD-f - DOD NEPA Process (2).pdf | Open Energy Information

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    (2).pdf Jump to: navigation, search File File history File usage Metadata File:09-FD-f - DOD NEPA Process (2).pdf Size of this preview: 463 599 pixels. Other resolution:...

  9. NEPA at 19: A Primer on an "Old" Law with Solutions to New Problems...

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    at 19: A Primer on an "Old" Law with Solutions to New Problems (CEQ, 1989) NEPA at 19: A Primer on an "Old" Law with Solutions to New Problems (CEQ, 1989) In this article, the ...

  10. EPA's Section 309 Review: The Clean Air Act and NEPA (EPA, 1999)

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    This document discusses Section 309 of the Clean Air Act, which authorizes the Environmental Protection Agency to review certain proposed actions of other federal agencies in accordance with NEPA and make those reviews public.

  11. Reflecting the Revised PM 2.5 National Ambient Air Quality Standard in NEPA Evaluations

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    This letter, from the Director of the Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Federal Activities, outlines EPA's position as to how the revised National Air Quality Standard should be reflected in NEPA evaluations of proposed actions.

  12. DEPARTlIiIENT OF ENERGY EERE PROJECT MAN AG EMENT CENTER NEPA...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    lAUIl) u.s. DEPARTlIiIENT OF ENERGY EERE PROJECT MAN AG EMENT CENTER NEPA DETERMINATION RECIPIENT:Ocean Engineering and Energy Systems Intemational, Inc. (OCEES) Page lof3 STATE: ...

  13. 516 DM Chapter 12 Managing the NEPA Process National Park Service...

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    12 Managing the NEPA Process National Park Service Jump to: navigation, search OpenEI Reference LibraryAdd to library Legal Document- OtherOther: 516 DM Chapter 12 Managing the...

  14. 516 DM Chapter 8 Managing the NEPA Process U.S. Fish and Wildlife...

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    8 Managing the NEPA Process U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Jump to: navigation, search OpenEI Reference LibraryAdd to library Legal Document- OtherOther: 516 DM Chapter 8 Managing...

  15. Directory of Potential Stakeholders for DOE Actions under NEPA (DOE, 2015)

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    DOE Offices are encouraged to be inclusive in providing potentially interested parties with opportunities to review NEPA documents.  This Directory of Potential Stakeholders for DOE Actions under...

  16. American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 and NEPA: CEQ Reports to Congress

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    Section 1609(c) of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) requires a report to Congress on the status and progress of NEPA reviews for Recovery Act funded projects and activities...

  17. Title 40 CFR 1506.1 Limitations On Actions During NEPA Process...

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    .1 Limitations On Actions During NEPA Process Jump to: navigation, search OpenEI Reference LibraryAdd to library Legal Document- Federal RegulationFederal Regulation: Title 40 CFR...

  18. Title 40 CFR 1506 Other Requirements of NEPA | Open Energy Information

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    Other Requirements of NEPA Jump to: navigation, search OpenEI Reference LibraryAdd to library Legal Document- Federal RegulationFederal Regulation: Title 40 CFR 1506 Other...

  19. NEPA audits at the Bonneville Power Administration's office of energy sources

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    Baechler, M. )

    1993-01-01

    Since 1984, the Bonneville Power Administration has evaluated the environmental performance of its energy resource acquisition programs. To date, these programs have mostly comprised conservation activities in residential and commercial buildings. In its NEPA documentation for these programs, the agency has established a set of mitigation measures that ensure against adverse environmental impacts. The agency uses the environmental audits to evaluate the programs' performance in meeting the NEPA promises, as well as addressing how well NEPA documents meet the programs' needs and how effectively environmental and program staff interact. The audits are inexpensive and unobtrusive, thus they can be repeated as needed and can be used as a tool to facilitate communication rather than simply to meet administrative rules. As Bonneville moves to an aggressive energy resource acquisition mode, these audits will serve as a model for the ongoing evaluation of environmental performance and may be adopted agency-wide to address regulations beyond NEPA.

  20. BLM and NEPA: Lets`s get back to the future

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    Meridith, D.P.

    1995-12-01

    This talk is a personalized account of the relationship between The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the challenges the BLM faces in the future.

  1. Department of Energy Extends Comment Period on Proposed Revisions to its NEPA Rules

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    The Department of Energy today announced that,  in response to requests from a number of parties, it has re-opened the public comment period on its proposed revisions to the Department’s NEPA rules...

  2. EIS-0391: Draft Environmental Impact Statement | Department of...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Draft Environmental Impact Statement EIS-0391: Draft Environmental Impact Statement Tank ... EIS-0391: Draft Environmental Impact Statement, Summary (3.65 MB) EIS-0391: Draft ...

  3. EA-1906: Draft Environmental Assessment

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Draft Environmental Assessment for Operations, Upgrades, and Consolidation at the Western Command Site, New Mexico, April 2012

  4. Site Transition Guidance

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    Site Transition Guidance March 2010 Office of Environmental Management U.S. Department of Energy Washington D. C. 20585 Standard Review Plan (SRP) Technical Framework for EM...

  5. wind_guidance

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Guidance to Accompany Non-Availability Waiver of the Recovery Act Buy American Provisions for 5kW and 50kW Wind Turbines

  6. Commissioning guidance for ESPCs

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    None, None

    2009-01-18

    Guidance for facility managers describing the commissioning process in Super ESPC contracts and how these contracts can achieve the objective of meeting facility performance requirements.

  7. National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Documents | U.S. DOE Office of

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    Science (SC) National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Documents Integrated Support Center (ISC) ISC Home About Services Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Privacy Act NEPA Documents ISC-Chicago Office Categorical Exclusion Determinations ISC-Oak Ridge Office Categorical Exclusion Determinations ISC-Chicago Office Environmental Assessments and Environmental Impact Statements ISC-Oak Ridge Office Environmental Assessments and Environmental Impact Statements Contact Information Integrated

  8. National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Documents | U.S. DOE Office of

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    Science (SC) National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Documents NBL Program Office NBL PO Home About Programs Certified Reference Materials (CRMs) NEPA Documents Categorical Exclusion Determinations Environmental Assessments and Environmental Impact Statements News Safety Data Sheets (SDS) for NBL Program Office Certified Reference Materials (CRM) Contact Information NBL Program Office U.S. Department of Energy Building 201 9800 South Cass Avenue Argonne, IL 60439-4899 P: (630) 252-2442 (NBL

  9. Recommendations on Alternative Analysis in Site-wide NEPA Reviews (DOE,

    Energy Savers

    1992) | Department of Energy on Alternative Analysis in Site-wide NEPA Reviews (DOE, 1992) Recommendations on Alternative Analysis in Site-wide NEPA Reviews (DOE, 1992) The purpose of this memorandum is to recommend the treatment of the proposed action and the no action alternatives in site-wide National Environmental Policy Act reivews that are prepared for continuing and reasonably foreseeable future actions at DOE sites. Recommendations on Alternatives Analysis in Site-wide EISs-1992.pdf

  10. Draft Agenda | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Agenda Draft Agenda Draft agenda for the September 20-21, 2007 National Laboratory Fuel Cell Deployment Meeting. Draft Agenda (24.98 KB) More Documents & Publications Fuel Cell Meeting Agenda: Matching Federal Government Needs with Energy Efficient Fuel Cells Water Power Program Peer Review Meeting Agenda Hydrogen, Hydrocarbons, and Bioproduct Precursors from Wastewaters Workshop: Agenda and Objectives

  11. Streamlining the process: A strategy for making NEPA work better and cost less

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    Hansen, R.P.; Hansen, J.D.; Wolff, T.A.

    1998-05-01

    When the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) was enacted in 1969, neither Congress nor the Federal Agencies affected anticipated that implementation of the NEPA process would result in the intolerable delays, inefficiencies, duplication of effort, commitments of excessive financial and personnel resources, and bureaucratic gridlock that have become institutionalized. The 1975 Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) regulations, which were intended to make the NEPA process more efficient and more useful to decision makers and the public, have either been largely ignored or unintentionally subverted. Agency policy mandates, like those of former Secretary of Energy Hazel R. O`Leary, to ``make NEPA work better and cost less`` have, so far, been disappointingly ineffectual. Federal Agencies have reached the point where almost every constituent of the NEPA process must be subjected to crisis management. This paper focuses on a ten-point strategy for streamlining the NEPA process in order to achieve the Act`s objectives while easing the considerable burden on agencies, the public, and the judicial system. How the ten points are timed and implemented is critical to any successful streamlining.

  12. Transmission line environmental assessment guidance document

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Jackson, J.; Pentecost, E.; Muzzarelli, J.

    1994-01-01

    Since 1939, U.S. utility companies have been required to obtain a Presidential Permit to construct electric transmission lines that cross a U.S. border and connect with a foreign utility. The purpose of this document is to provide Presidential Permit applicants with two types of guidance: (1) on the type of environmental and project descriptive information needed to assess the potential impacts of the proposed and alternative actions and (2) on compliance with applicable federal and state regulations. The main three chapters present information on the purpose and content of this document (Chapter 1); legislative, regulatory, and consultation requirements for transmission line interconnect projects (Chapter 2); and identification of basic transmission system design parameters and environmental data requirements for analysis of potential impacts of the proposed action (Chapter 3). Chapter 3 also includes information on possible techniques or measures to mitigate impacts. Appendix A presents an overview of NEPA requirements and DOE`s implementing procedures. Appendix B summarizes information on legislation that may be applicable to transmission line projects proposed in Presidential Permit applications.

  13. Corporate information management guidance

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    1997-08-01

    At the request of the Department of Energy`s (DOE) Information Management (IM) Council, IM representatives from nearly all Headquarters (HQ) organizations have been meeting over the past year as the Corporate Guidance Group (CGG) to develop useful and sound corporate information management (IM) guidance. The ability of the Department`s IM community to develop such unified guidance continues to be critical to the success of future Departmental IM planning processes and the establishment of a well-coordinated IM environment between Headquarters and field organizations. This report, with 26 specific corporate IM guidance items documented and unanimously agreed to, as well as 12 items recommended for further development and 3 items deferred for future consideration, represents a highly successful effort by the IM community. The effort has proven that the diverse DOE organizations can put aside individual preferences and work together towards a common and mutually beneficial goal. In examining most areas and issues associated with information management in the Department, they have developed specific, far-reaching, and useful guidance. The IM representatives recommend that the documented guidance items provided in this report and approved by the DOE IM Council be followed by all IM organizations. The representatives also strongly recommend that the guidance process developed by the CGG be the single process for developing corporate IM guidance.

  14. Office of Technical Guidance

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    The Office of Technical Guidance develops, promulgates, and interprets national level policies, procedures, and guidance to identify (1) information that must be classified or controlled under statute or Executive order to protect the national security, to ensure the effective operation of the Government, or to protect the privacy interests of individuals and (2) classified or controlled information that may be declassified or decontrolled.

  15. The National Environmental Policy Act net (NEPAnet) and DOE NEPA Web: What they bring to environmental impact assessment

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Jessee, L.

    1998-01-01

    The US National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) requires agencies to use a systematic, interdisciplinary approach to ensure integrated use of natural and social sciences and the environmental design arts in planning and decision-making. Numerous environmental analyses have been prepared that contain valuable information about regions and ecosystems, but these data were not stored in a retrievable manner. In 1993 and 1994, agency-specific NEPA and related datasets were consolidated into the US Department of Energy NEPA Web and NEPAnet. These improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the environmental impact assessment/NEPA process in the US.

  16. Building America Guidance for Identifying and Overcoming Code, Standard, and Rating Method Barriers

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Cole, P. C.; Halverson, M. A.

    2013-09-01

    This guidance document was prepared using the input from the meeting summarized in the draft CSI Roadmap to provide Building America research teams and partners with specific information and approaches to identifying and overcoming potential barriers to Building America innovations arising in and/or stemming from codes, standards, and rating methods.

  17. 20160307_DraftPEA

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Draft Environmental Assessment April 2016 DOE/EA-2006 BONNEVILLE POWER ADMINISTRATION DOE/BP-2006 * April 2016 Columbia Estuary Ecosystem Restoration Program Page i Table of Contents Chapter 1 Purpose of and Need for Action ................................................................................................. 1 1.1 Introduction ................................................................................................................................................... 1 1.2 Need

  18. Determining if a change to a proposal requires additional NEPA documentation: the Smithsonian Solution

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    ECCLESTON, C.H.

    1999-02-23

    Proposed actions tend to evolve over time. Once National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documentation is completed, agencies are at risk that subsequent changes may not be adequately covered or that existing NEPA documentation maybe completely invalidated. Neither NEPA nor its subsequent regulations provide sufficient direction for determining the degree to which a proposed action may change before preparation of new or supplemental documentation is necessary. Yet, decisionmakers are routinely involved in determining if a change to a proposed action departs, to such an extent, from the description presented in the NEPA document that additional documentation is necessary. Experience demonstrates that no two decisionmakers will completely agree, one decisionmaker might believe that a particular change would not require additional documentation, while the other concludes the exact opposite. Lacking definitive direction, decisionmakers and critics alike may point to a universe of potential considerations as the basis for defending their claim that a change in an action does or does not require new or additional NEPA documentation. Assertions are often based on equivocal opinions that can be neither proved nor disproved. Moreover, decisionmakers are frequently placed in an arduous dilemma of justifying a decision, for which there is no generally accepted methodology on which to base the decision. Lack of definitive direction can prolong the decisionmaking process, resulting in project delays. This can also lead to inappropriate levels of NEPA documentation, inconsistencies in decisionmaking, and increased risk of a legal challenge because of insufficient documentation. Clearly, a more systematic and less subjective approach is needed, A tool for streamlining the NEPA process, by reducing this degree of subjectivity, is presented in this paper.

  19. Guidance & Opinions | Department of Energy

    Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    DOE Facilities and by DOE Contractors Opinion on Contractor Participation in the Federal Hiring Process Guidance on Inherently Governmental Functions Guidance on Electric Vehicle...

  20. The Status of NRC Decommissioning Guidance on Intentional Soil Mixing

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    Watson, B.A.

    2007-07-01

    In 1997, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) published the License Termination Rule (LTR) as Subpart E of 10 CFR Part 20, which established the license termination criteria for unrestricted use and the controls for restricted use. By 2003, the NRC staff's experience with the LTR revealed some important implementation issues impacting the decommissioning of sites, and these were addressed to the Commission (SECY-03-0069). In 2004, the staff provided the Commission with its analysis of a ninth issue, intentional soil mixing (SECY-04-0035). The Commission approved the staff's recommendations, with comments. In the draft revision of Supplement 1 to NUREG-1757, 'Consolidated Decommissioning Guidance', the staff endorsed the current practice of allowing intentional soil mixing to meet the waste acceptance criteria of offsite disposal facilities and the limited use of this practice to demonstrate compliance with the LTR criteria. The staff recommended including a provision that the staff would consider intentional mixing on a case-by-case basis, provided that the resulting contaminated area footprint is not increased and clean soil from outside the footprint is not mixed with contaminated soil to lower the concentrations. In addition, the staff would consider only those rare cases in which the mixing of clean soil is the only viable option for achieving the dose levels of the LTR. In 2005, the staff issued draft Supplement 1 to NUREG-1757 for public comment. The staff evaluated the public comments, including those from a number of States, and revised the guidance. The staff subsequently summarized the public comments on the draft guidance for the Commission (SECY-06-0143) in early 2006. This paper will discuss the public comments related to intentional mixing, the Commission's comments in its staff requirements memorandum, and the revision to the guidance in NUREG-1757 incorporating the current NRC decommissioning policy for intentional soil mixing. (authors)