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Circuit-Splitting the Atom: How the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the Department of Energy Reached Different Conclusions on the Need to Consider Hypothetical Terrorist Attacks under NEPA
This Paper examines possible explanations for the differing policies of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), which adopted a "Ninth Circuit only" approach, and the Department of Energy (DOE), which adopted a single nationwide ...
A Case Study of the Direction of a Federal Action Affecting the NEPA Assessment
Major Federal actions require National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) assessments of the environmental impacts as documented in an environmental impact statement (EIS). New electrical generation units typically need one ...
The Role and Use of Programmatic Environmental Impact Statements And Environmental Assessments in Fulfilling NEPA and State Environmental Mandates
The Council on Environmental Quality’s (CEQ’s) regulations in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Title 40, Part 1500 (40 CFR 1500) implement Section 102(2) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended ...
Discussion of “Major Federal Actions” Under NEPA
Section 102(2)(C) of the NEPA statute requires that significant effects to the human environment be documented in “a detailed statement by the responsible official” for “major Federal actions”. The statute itself does not ...
Addressing Greenhouse Gases and Climate Change in NEPA Reviews As A Regulatory Agency
The contemporary issues of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and climate change impacts have been receiving widespread attention over the last decade. For Federal agencies implementing the National Environmental Policy Act ...
Use and Documentation of Categorical Exclusions
The Council on Environmental Quality’s (CEQ) regulations define “categorical exclusion” as “a category of actions which do not individually or cumulatively have a significant effect on the human environment and which have ...
Cumulative Effects on the National Historic Landmark District Since 1960
The United States Military Academy, located at West Point, New York is an American icon. It was the first military academy to be established (1802), and became a National Historic Landmark District in 1960. This designation ...
Uses of Tiered Significance Levels in NEPA Documents
Challenges in and Solutions for Integrating Biological Assessments Into Environmental Impact Statements
In light of the National Environmental Policy Act’s (NEPA) and the Endangered Species Act’s (ESA) allowance for Federal agencies to concurrently fulfill their obligations under each statute, this paper considers potential ...