ABSTRACT

The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) regulations provide surprisingly little direction for preparing environmental assessments (EA). This book addresses this problem by providing a step-by-step guide for preparing EAs. Bridging the regulatory gap, it draws on information scattered throughout NEPA regulations and guidance documents, as well as best professional practices (BPP) and case law. The book progresses from the fundamentals to successfully more advanced topics, making it suitable for beginners, students, and experienced practitioners alike. It provides an indispensable guide for managing, analyzing, and writing legally defensible EAs.

chapter 2|12 pages

General concepts and requirements

chapter 3|8 pages

NEPA and environmental impact analysis

chapter 5|22 pages

Environmental assessment process

chapter 6|50 pages

Environmental impact assessment

chapter 7|44 pages

Writing the environmental assessment

chapter 8|26 pages

Assessing signi‡cance

chapter 9|16 pages

Finding of no signi‡cant impacts

chapter 10|34 pages

An overview of NEPA law and litigation

chapter 12|2 pages

Summary