40 CFR 1508.14 - Human environment

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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
    • August 3, 2016
    ...regulations define the human environment as the natural and physical environment, and the relationship of people with that environment (40 CFR 1508.14). This final rule specifies categories of FSA proposed actions that are categorically excluded, if there are no extraordinary circumstances ......
  • Removal of Environmental Considerations Regulations
    • United States
    • Federal Register August 22, 2016
    • August 22, 2016
    ...DHS Instruction section II. \19\ 40 CFR 1508.11; DHS Instruction section II. \20\ 40 CFR 1508.13; DHS Instruction section II. \21\ 40 CFR 1508.14; DHS Instruction section \22\ 40 CFR 1505.2; DHS Instruction section II. ------------------------------------------------------------------------......
  • Meetings: National Environmental Policy Act compliance and environmental protection procedures,
    • United States
    • Federal Register February 25, 2000
    • February 25, 2000
    ...(EIS) (40 CFR 1508.11) Federal Agency (40 CFR 1508.12) Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) (40 CFR 1508.13) Human Environment (40 CFR 1508.14) Jurisdiction by Law (40 CFR 1508.15) Lead Agency (40 CFR 1508.16) Legislation (40 CFR 1508.17) Major Federal Action (40 CFR 1508.18) Mitigation......
  • Update to the Regulations Implementing the Procedural Provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act
    • United States
    • Council On Environmental Quality
    • Invalid date
    ...language that addresses when agencies need to consider economic and social effects in EISs from the definition of human environment in 40 CFR 1508.14 to proposed Sec. 1502.16(b). CEQ also proposes to amend the language for clarity, explain that the agency makes the determination of when con......
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112 cases
  • Kootenai Tribe of Idaho v. Veneman, No. 01-35472.
    • United States
    • United States Courts of Appeals. United States Court of Appeals (9th Circuit)
    • December 12, 2002
    ...in NEPA's implementing regulations as "the natural and physical environment and the relationship of people with that environment." 40 C.F.R. § 1508.14. See also Wetlands, 222 F.3d at 1105. The dispositive issue here is whether the Roadless Rule sufficiently affected the quality of the human......
  • Friends of Boundary Waters Wilderness v. Dombeck, Nos. 97-3282
    • United States
    • United States Courts of Appeals. United States Court of Appeals (8th Circuit)
    • January 7, 1999
    ...comprehensively to include the natural and physical environment and the relationship of people with that environment." Page 1126 40 C.F.R. § 1508.14. The regulation further This means that economic or social effects are not intended by themselves to require preparation of an environmental i......
  • Ky. Coal Ass'n, Inc. v. Tenn. Valley Auth., CIVIL ACTION NO. 4:14CV-00073-JHM
    • United States
    • United States District Courts. 6th Circuit. United States District Court of Western District of Kentucky
    • February 2, 2015
    ...C, "economic or social effects are not intended by themselves to require preparation of an environmental impact statement." 40 C.F.R. § 1508.14. Third, in their complaint and motion for preliminary injunction, Plaintiffs contend that the selection of Alternative C by TVA without the prepara......
  • Wy Outdoor Council Powder River v. U.S. Army Corps, No. 02-CV-155-D.
    • United States
    • United States District Courts. 10th Circuit. District of Wyoming
    • January 7, 2005
    ...analysis in issuing a § 404 permit must include consideration of cumulative impacts to the "the natural and physical environment," 40 C.F.R. § 1508.14, not just impacts to The Corps also argues that it is impossible to know "precisely what specific impacts might result until a particular pr......
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5 books & journal articles
  • Will climate change help or harm species listing?
    • United States
    • Sustainable Development Law & Policy Nbr. X-3, April 2010
    • April 1, 2010
    ...178-201 (1996) (addressing how the National Environmental Policy Act has long been applied in many biodiversity-related contexts). 53 40 C.F.R. § 1508.14 (2010) (providing that the term “human environment” under the U.S. NEPA “shall be interpreted comprehensively to include the natural and ......
  • Environmental review of western water project operations: where NEPA has not applied, will it now protect farmers from fish?
    • United States
    • UCLA Journal of Environmental Law & Policy Vol. 29 Nbr. 2, September 2011
    • September 22, 2011
    ...The departmental rules provide that a proposed agency action is subject to NEPA "if it would cause effects on the human environment (40 CFR 1508.14), and is subject to bureau control and responsibility (40 CFR 1508.18)." (91) In promulgating the rules, Interior stated that it was retaining ......
  • CRISPR's Creatures: Protecting Wildlife in the Age of Genomic Editing.
    • United States
    • UCLA Journal of Environmental Law & Policy Vol. 37 Nbr. 1, June 2019
    • June 22, 2019
    ...ever to chill important innovations."). (275.) National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 [section] 102(2)(C), 42 U.S.C. [section] 4332; 40 C.F.R. 1508.14, 1508.18, 1508.27 (2017). (276.) Id. [section][section] 1508.5, 1508.18. (277.) Id. [section] 1501.3. (278.) Id. [section] 1508.9. (279.)......
  • Endnotes
    • United States
    • Sustainable Development Law & Policy Nbr. XVIII-2, April 2018
    • April 1, 2018
    ...note 97, at 17 (citing 40 C.F.R. §§ 1508.7, 1508.8 (2018)). The draft EIS should also address the human impact on the environment. See 40 C.F.R. § 1508.14 (2018)); see also A Citizen’s Guide to the nePA, supra note 97, at 16–18 (for a more in-depth discussion). 100 40 C.F.R. § 1508.18(a) (2......
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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
    ...language that addresses when agencies need to consider economic and social effects in EISs from the definition of human environment in 40 CFR 1508.14 to proposed Sec. 1502.16(b). CEQ also proposes to amend the language for clarity, explain that the agency makes the determination of when con......
  • Update to the Regulations Implementing the Procedural Provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act
    • United States
    • Council On Environmental Quality
    • Invalid date
    ...language that addresses when agencies need to consider economic and social effects in EISs from the definition of human environment in 40 CFR 1508.14 to proposed Sec. 1502.16(b). CEQ also proposed to amend the language for clarity, explain that the agency makes the determination of when con......
  • Oil and Gas; Hydraulic Fracturing on Federal and Indian Lands
    • United States
    • Federal Register March 26, 2015
    • March 26, 2015
    ...and the relationship of people with that environment, but economic or social effects do not by themselves require preparation of an EIS. 40 CFR 1508.14. The EA refers to and analyzes the socioeconomic impacts of the rule that are provided in the separate economic analysis. The economic anal......
  • National Environmental Policy Act; implementation,
    • United States
    • Federal Register March 01, 2004
    • March 1, 2004
    ...agency, in a timely manner, aid in: (a) Identifying significant environmental issues, including aspects of the human environment (40 CFR 1508.14) and natural, social, economic, energy, urban quality, historic and cultural issues (40 CFR (b) Eliminating minor issues from further study? (c) I......
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