40 CFR 1508.9 - Environmental assessment

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  • Environmental Policies and Procedures; Compliance With the National Environmental Policy Act and Related Authorities
    • United States
    • Federal Register August 03, 2016
    • 3 Agosto 2016
    ...As currently specified by CEQ, there is no variation on EA requirements; for example, a checklist does not meet the definition of an EA (40 CFR 1508.9). This regulation has only one category of Environmental Assessment, which makes the FSA NEPA process consistent with the CEQ regulations an......
  • National Forest System Land Management Planning
    • United States
    • Federal Register April 09, 2012
    • 9 Abril 2012
    ...the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) when no EIS is necessary, and facilitates preparation of a statement when one is necessary (40 CFR 1508.9; FSH 1909.15, Chapter Environmental impact statement (EIS). A detailed written statement as required by section 102(2)(C) of the National En......
  • Separate Parts In This Issue Part II Interior Department, Land Management Bureau,
    • United States
    • Federal Register August 14, 2007
    • 14 Agosto 2007
    ...part A information to a new part D. Part A now defines the purpose and need for an EA. Part B: Inserted a new requirement to consult 40 CFR 1508.9(b) which outlines ``discussion'' requirements in an Part C: Edited to clarify and enhance general understanding of when an EA is appropriate. Pa......
  • Oil and Gas; Hydraulic Fracturing on Federal and Indian Lands; Rescission of a 2015 Rule
    • United States
    • Federal Register December 29, 2017
    • 29 Diciembre 2017
    ...NEPA, an EA needs to include only ``brief discussions . . . of the environmental impacts of the proposed action and alternatives.'' (See 40 CFR 1508.9(b).) The EA's discussion of the impacts related to groundwater, surface water, and greenhouse gas emissions satisfies this requirement. More......
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  • 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
    • 5 Enero 1988
    ...to make a preliminary Environmental Assessment to determine whether the environmental effects of a proposed action are significant. 40 C.F.R. § 1508.9 (1986). The regulations define an EA as a concise document that briefly discusses the relevant issues and either reaches a conclusion that p......
  • California Trout v. F.E.R.C., No. 07-73664.
    • United States
    • United States Courts of Appeals. United States Court of Appeals (9th Circuit)
    • 20 Julio 2009
    ...enough to warrant preparation of an EIS." Blue Mountains Biodiversity Project v. Blackwood, 161 F.3d 1208, 1212 (9th Cir. 1998). See 40 C.F.R. § 1508.9 (describing 572 F.3d 1016 an EA as a "concise public document ... that serves to [b]riefly provide sufficient evidence and analysis for det......
  • Monsanto Co. v. Geertson Seed Farms, No. 09-475.
    • United States
    • United States Supreme Court
    • 27 Abril 2010
    ...basis of a shorter "environmental assessment" (EA), that the proposed action will not have a significant impact on the environment. 40 CFR §§ 1508.9(a), 1508.13 (2009). Even if a particular agency proposal requires an EIS, applicable regulations allow the agency to take at least some action......
  • 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
    • 19 Marzo 2004
    ...a less formal EA in order to determine whether or not an action will "significantly affect" the environment. See 40 C.F.R. §§ 1501.3, 1501.4, 1508.9. If no significant impact will occur, the agency may issue a finding of no significant impact ("FONSI") rather than prepare an EIS. 40 C.F.R. ......
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  • Laplace Rising: The Story of How a Tiny Community in Southern Louisiana Will Save the Largest Delta in North America
    • United States
    • Sustainable Development Law & Policy Nbr. XIV-1, January 2014
    • 1 Enero 2014
    ...effect on the human environment and which have been found to have no such effect in procedures adopted by a federal agency.”). 15 40 C.F.R. § 1508.9(a)(1). 16 See 40 C.F.R. § 1501.4(e). 17 The Ninth Circuit requires an EIS even if federal action “may” degrade the environment. Wetlands Actio......
  • GSB Vol. 9, No. 6 - #1. Dining on the Alphabet Soup of Environmental Law: An Overview for Non-Environmental Lawyers.
    • United States
    • Georgia Bar Journal Nbr. 2004, January 2004
    • 1 Enero 2004
    ...L. & Pol'y, 191, 191 (2001). 12. Id. at 193. 13. National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, 42 U.S.C.A. 4332(C). 14. 40 C.F.R. 1508.9. 15. Kleppe v. Sierra Club, 427 U.S. 390, 410, n.21 (1976). 16. See Fund for Animals v. Rice, 85 F.3d 535 (11th Cir. 1996). 17. For exampl......
  • How Environmental Review Can Generate Car-Induced Pollution: A Case Study
    • United States
    • Sustainable Development Law & Policy Nbr. XIV-1, January 2014
    • 1 Enero 2014
    ...effect on the human environment and which have been found to have no such effect in procedures adopted by a federal agency.”). 15 40 C.F.R. § 1508.9(a)(1). 16 See 40 C.F.R. § 1501.4(e). 17 The Ninth Circuit requires an EIS even if federal action “may” degrade the environment. Wetlands Actio......
  • Unapproved Genetically Modified Corn: It's What's for Dinner
    • United States
    • Iowa Law Review Nbr. 100-2, January 2015
    • 1 Enero 2015
    ...United States “permits a 64. Bratspies, supra note 22, at 314 (citing 7 C.F.R. § 340.1). 65. 42 U.S.C. § 4332(c) (2012). 66. 40 C.F.R. § 1508.9(a)(1) (2013) (“Environmental assessment: (a) Means a concise public document for which a Federal agency is responsible that serves to: (1) Briefly ......
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