40 CFR 1508.7 - Cumulative impact

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  • Update to the Regulations Implementing the Procedural Provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act
    • United States
    • Council On Environmental Quality
    • Invalid date
    ...actions in the affected areas. This change responds to comments raising concerns that eliminating the definition of cumulative impact (40 CFR 1508.7) would result in less consideration of changes in the environment. To the extent environmental trends or planned actions in the area(s) are re......
  • Meetings: National Environmental Policy Act compliance and environmental protection procedures,
    • United States
    • Federal Register February 25, 2000
    • February 25, 2000
    ...part 1508 in which they are defined follow: Categorical Exclusion (40 CFR 1508.4) Cooperating Agency (40 CFR 1508.5) Cumulative Impact (40 CFR 1508.7) Effects (40 CFR 1508.8) Environmental Assessment (EA) (40 CFR 1508.9) Environmental Document (40 CFR 1508.10) Environmental Impact Statement......
  • Part II
    • United States
    • Federal Register March 12, 2007
    • March 12, 2007
    ...NWP program. The Corps uses the definition of the term ``cumulative impact'' from the Council on Environmental Quality's regulation at 40 CFR 1508.7. The terms ``mitigation bank'' and ``in-lieu fee program'' are currently defined by the November 28, 1995, mitigation banking guidance (60 FR ......
  • Proposal To Reissue and Modify Nationwide Permits
    • United States
    • Federal Register June 01, 2016
    • June 1, 2016
    ...cumulative impact assessment in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act definition of ``cumulative impact'' at 40 CFR 1508.7. The NEPA cumulative effects analysis prepared by Corps Headquarters for an NWP examines the impact on the environment which results from the incrementa......
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602 cases
  • OKL. WILDLIFE FEDERATION v. US ARMY CORPS OF ENG., No. 87-C-237-B.
    • United States
    • United States District Courts. 10th Circuit. Northern District of Oklahoma
    • January 5, 1988
    ...Cumulative impacts can result from individually minor but collectively significant actions taking place over a period of time." 40 C.F.R. § 1508.7 The United States Supreme Court has stated that the mere possibility of future action is insufficient to require an EIS. "An EIS need not be pre......
  • Western Land Exchange Proj. v. U.S. Bureau of Land, No. CVN02-0343-DWH(RAM).
    • United States
    • United States District Courts. 9th Circuit. United States District Courts. 9th Circuit. District of Nevada
    • March 19, 2004
    ...actions. Cumulative impacts can result from individually minor but collectively significant actions taking place over a period of time. 40 C.F.R. § 1508.7. If several actions taken together have a cumulatively significant effect, this must be analyzed in an EIS. Blue Mountains Biodiversity ......
  • Oregon Natural Resources Council v. Marsh, Civ. No. 85-6433-BU
    • United States
    • United States District Courts. 9th Circuit. United States District Court (Oregon)
    • February 10, 1994
    ...which results from the incremental impact of the action when added to other past, present and reasonably foreseeable future actions." 40 C.F.R. § 1508.7. Initially, I ruled that the Corps had adequately described and analyzed the cumulative environmental impact of the Elk Creek Dam as the t......
  • 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
    ...and reasonably foreseeable future actions regardless of what agency (Federal or non-Federal) or person undertakes such other actions." 40 C.F.R. § 1508.7. Sometimes also referred to as "cumulative effect."1• Direct impact: an effect of a major federal action that is "caused by the action an......
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24 firm's commentaries
  • Sea Change? Proposed Updates To NEPA Regulations Seek To Streamline Review Process, But Also Spur Controversy
    • United States
    • Mondaq United States
    • February 26, 2020
    ...or impacts" to be codified at 40 C.F.R. § 1508.1(g), stating that "[a]nalysis of cumulative effects is not required."); see also 40 C.F.R. § 1508.7 (2019) (defining "[c]umulative impact"); id. § 1508.27(7) (explaining that "[s]ignificance exists if it is reasonable to anticipate a cumulativ......
  • Trump's Proposed NEPA Regulations Likely To Face Legal Challenge
    • United States
    • Mondaq United States
    • February 20, 2020
    ...results from the incremental impact of the action when added to other past, present, and reasonably foreseeable future actions . . . ." 40 C.F.R. § 1508.7; see also 42 U.S.C. § 4332. The proposed regulations would eliminate this definition, and with it the requirement to analyze cumulative ......
  • Trump's Proposed NEPA Regulations Likely to Face Legal Challenge
    • United States
    • JD Supra United States
    • February 18, 2020
    ...results from the incremental impact of the action when added to other past, present, and reasonably foreseeable future actions . . . .” 40 C.F.R. § 1508.7; see also 42 U.S.C. § 4332. The proposed regulations would eliminate this definition, and with it the requirement to analyze cumulative ......
  • D.C. Circuit Suggests FERC Should Try to Quantify Indirect Environmental Impacts of Pipeline Projects
    • United States
    • LexBlog United States
    • July 19, 2019
    ...Cumulative impacts can result from individually minor but collectively significant actions taking place over a period of time.” 40 C.F.R. § 1508.7. [6] 84 Fed. Reg. 30,098 (June 26,...
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