40 CFR 1502.14 - Alternatives including the proposed action

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  • Part III
    • United States
    • Federal Register February 14, 2007
    • February 14, 2007
    ...what is the meaning of the term ``alternatives''? This Appendix uses the term ``alternatives'' as specified in the NEPA regulations (40 CFR 1502.14), where it is defined in its broadest sense to include everything from major modal alternatives and location alternatives to minor design chang......
  • Planning assistance and standards: Statewide and metropolitan transportation planning,
    • United States
    • Federal Register February 14, 2007
    • February 14, 2007
    ...what is the meaning of the term ``alternatives''? This Appendix uses the term ``alternatives'' as specified in the NEPA regulations (40 CFR 1502.14), where it is defined in its broadest sense to include everything from major modal alternatives and location alternatives to minor design chang......
  • Statewide and Nonmetropolitan Transportation Planning; Metropolitan Transportation Planning
    • United States
    • Federal Register June 02, 2014
    • June 2, 2014
    ...what is the meaning of the term ``alternatives''? This Appendix uses the term ``alternatives'' as specified in the NEPA regulations (40 CFR 1502.14), where it is defined in its broadest sense to include everything from major modal alternatives and location alternatives to minor design chang......
  • Update to the Regulations Implementing the Procedural Provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act
    • United States
    • Council On Environmental Quality
    • Invalid date
    ...of the NEPA process, including scoping (40 CFR 1501.7), identification of the range of reasonable alternatives for study in an EIS (40 CFR 1502.14), and the public comment process (40 CFR part \47\ For covered projects, section 4370m-4 authorizes lead agencies to adopt or incorporate by ref......
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  • Alliance v. United States Forest Serv., No. CV 05-107-M-DWM
    • United States
    • United States District Courts. 9th Circuit. United States District Court (Montana)
    • May 4, 2010
    ...impact statement of measures to mitigate environmental consequences “not already included in the proposed action or alternatives.” 40 C.F.R. § 1502.14(f); 40 C.F.R. § 1502.16(h); 40 C.F.R. § 1508.25(b)(3). Under 40 C.F.R. § 1505.2(c), “A monitoring and enforcement program shall be adopted a......
  • Black Warrior Riverkeeper, Inc. v. Ala. Dep't of Transp., CASE NO. 2:11-CV-267-WKW (WO)
    • United States
    • United States District Courts. 11th Circuit. Middle District of Alabama
    • January 19, 2016
    ...that would serve the overall purpose of the proposed activity as defined by COE (i.e., overall purpose of the 1.86 mile section). See 40 C.F.R. § 1502.14, 33 C.F.R. Pt. 325, App. B ¶ 7(b). Because Plaintiff frames that argument in terms of the proper scope of the EA, and to avoid unnecessar......
  • Wyoming v. U.S. Dept. of Agri., No. 01-CV-860B.
    • United States
    • United States District Courts. 10th Circuit. District of Wyoming
    • July 14, 2003
    ...agency to rigorously explore and objectively evaluate reasonable alternatives to its proposed action. 42 U.S.C. § 4332(C)(iii); 40 C.F.R. § 1502.14(a); Utahns for Better Transp., 305 F.3d at 1166. The requisite level of detail and the number of alternatives an agency must consider depends o......
  • Wyoming v. U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, No. 07-CV-17-B.
    • United States
    • United States District Courts. 10th Circuit. District of Wyoming
    • August 12, 2008
    ...agency to rigorously explore and objectively evaluate reasonable alternatives to its proposed action. 42 U.S.C. § 4332(C)(iii); 40 C.F.R. § 1502.14(a); Utahns for Better Transp., 305 F.3d at 1166. The requisite level of detail and the number of alternatives an agency must consider depends o......
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15 books & journal articles
  • Practicable Alternatives for Wetlands Development Under the Clean Water Act
    • United States
    • Environmental Law Reporter Nbr. 48-10, October 2018
    • October 1, 2018
    ...22 ELR 21337 (1st Cir. 1992) (Corps can rely on supplemental im-pact statement when doing practicable alternatives analysis).72. 40 C.F.R. §1502.14(a) (2018).Copyright © 2018 Environmental Law Institute®, Washington, DC. Reprinted with permission from ELR®, http://www.eli.org, 48 ELR 10900 ......
  • Statutory and Regulatory Citations
    • United States
    • Wetlands Deskbook Appendices
    • November 11, 2009
    ...judgment in deining the purpose and need for the project from both the applicant’s and the public’s perspective. (5) Alternatives . See 40 CFR 1502.14. he Corps is neither an opponent nor a proponent of the applicant’s proposal; therefore, the applicant’s inal proposal will be identiied as ......
  • Statutory and Regulatory Citations
    • United States
    • Wetlands deskbook. 4th edition Appendices
    • April 11, 2015
    ...judgment in deining the purpose and need for the project from both the applicant’s and the public’s perspective. (5) Alternatives . See 40 CFR 1502.14. he Corps is neither an opponent nor a proponent of the applicant’s proposal; therefore, the applicant’s inal proposal will be identiied as ......
  • Planning for the Effects of Climate Change on Natural Resources
    • United States
    • Environmental Law Reporter Nbr. 47-3, March 2017
    • March 1, 2017
    ...20. Id . 21. Id . at 22. 22. 40 C.F.R. §1502.15 (2016). 23. 40 C.F.R. §§1508.7, 1508.8 (2016). 24. 42 U.S.C. §4332(2)(C)(i)-(iii); 40 C.F.R. §§1502.14, 1502.16, 1508.20 (2016). 25. 40 C.F.R. §1502.13 (2016). 26. 42 U.S.C. §4332(2)(C)(iv), (v). a project aimed at conserving these types of re......
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