40 CFR 1502.14 - Alternatives including the proposed action

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  • Part II
    • United States
    • Federal Register March 30, 2009
    • March 30, 2009
    ...effects, and will balance the factors accordingly. CEQ regulations state that consideration of alternatives is the ``heart'' of an EIS. 40 CFR 1502.14. However, under CEQ NHTSA is not required to include every conceivable ``alternative'' in an EIS. Rather, an agency is to consider ``reasona......
  • Surface Transportation Project Delivery Program Application Requirements
    • United States
    • Federal Register August 30, 2013
    • August 30, 2013
    ...requirement for lead agencies to consider, in some circumstances, reasonable alternatives that would be outside their jurisdiction (40 CFR 1502.14(c)). Participating States would be expected to consider alternatives, whenever appropriate and reasonable, that meet the purpose and need for th......
  • 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......
  • Procedures for Considering Environmental Impacts
    • United States
    • The Secretary Of Transportation Office
    • Invalid date
    ...EIS must briefly describe the underlying purpose and need for the proposed action. (40 CFR 1502.13). (2) Alternatives. Consistent with 40 CFR 1502.14 and 1508.1(z), the OA must evaluate reasonable alternatives, including the proposed action and the no action alternative, and a reasonable ra......
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659 cases
  • 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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2 books & journal articles
  • Successful Agriculture and Clean Water?: A Workable Path Forward for Regulating Drainage Districts as Point Sources Under the Clean Water Act
    • United States
    • Iowa Law Review Nbr. 103-3, March 2018
    • March 1, 2018
    ...479 (5th Cir. 2016); see National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, 42 U.S.C. § 4332(2)(C). 44. Markle Interests, 827 F.3d at 479. 45. 40 C.F.R. § 1502.14 (2016). 46. Id. § 1502.25 (requiring an EIS to comply with specific statutes which further require the EIS to include impacts to threate......
  • Endnotes
    • United States
    • Sustainable Development Law & Policy Nbr. XVIII-2, April 2018
    • April 1, 2018
    ...identification and examination of alternative methods Spring/Summer 2018 43 to satisfy the potential action’s purpose and need (see 40 C.F.R. § 1502.14 (2018)), including preferred alternatives (see 40 C.F.R. § 1502.14(e)) (2018)); and the “full range of direct, indirect and cumulative effe......
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  • Part II
    • United States
    • Federal Register March 30, 2009
    • March 30, 2009
    ...effects, and will balance the factors accordingly. CEQ regulations state that consideration of alternatives is the ``heart'' of an EIS. 40 CFR 1502.14. However, under CEQ NHTSA is not required to include every conceivable ``alternative'' in an EIS. Rather, an agency is to consider ``reasona......
  • Surface Transportation Project Delivery Program Application Requirements
    • United States
    • Federal Register August 30, 2013
    • August 30, 2013
    ...requirement for lead agencies to consider, in some circumstances, reasonable alternatives that would be outside their jurisdiction (40 CFR 1502.14(c)). Participating States would be expected to consider alternatives, whenever appropriate and reasonable, that meet the purpose and need for th......
  • 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......
  • Procedures for Considering Environmental Impacts
    • United States
    • The Secretary Of Transportation Office
    • Invalid date
    ...EIS must briefly describe the underlying purpose and need for the proposed action. (40 CFR 1502.13). (2) Alternatives. Consistent with 40 CFR 1502.14 and 1508.1(z), the OA must evaluate reasonable alternatives, including the proposed action and the no action alternative, and a reasonable ra......
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