40 CFR 1502.1 - Purpose

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  • The Safer Affordable Fuel-Efficient (SAFE) Vehicles Rule for Model Years 2021-2026 Passenger Cars and Light Trucks
    • United States
    • National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
    • Invalid date
    ...42 U.S.C. 4321-47. The Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) NEPA implementing regulations are codified at 40 CFR parts 1500-08. \2886\ 40 CFR 1502.1. --------------------------------------------------------------------------- As explained in the NPRM, NEPA is ``a procedural statute that m......
  • Part II
    • United States
    • Federal Register September 28, 2009
    • September 28, 2009
    ...public of the reasonable alternatives which would avoid or minimize adverse impacts or enhance the quality of the human environment.'' 40 CFR 1502.1. NEPA is ``a procedural statute that mandates a process rather than a particular result.'' Stewart Park & Reserve Coal., Inc. v. Slater, 3......
  • 2017 and Later Model Year Light-Duty Vehicle Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Corporate Average Fuel Economy Standards
    • United States
    • Federal Register October 15, 2012
    • October 15, 2012
    ...public of the reasonable alternatives which would avoid or minimize adverse impacts or enhance the quality of the human environment.'' 40 CFR 1502.1. NEPA is ``a procedural statute that mandates a process rather than a particular result.'' Stewart Park & Reserve Coal., Inc. v. Slater, 3......
  • 2017 and Later Model Year Light-Duty Vehicle Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Corporate Average Fuel Economy Standards
    • United States
    • Federal Register December 01, 2011
    • December 1, 2011
    ...public of the reasonable alternatives which would avoid or minimize adverse impacts or enhance the quality of the human environment.'' 40 CFR 1502.1. NEPA is ``a procedural statute that mandates a process rather than a particular result.'' Stewart Park & Reserve Coal., Inc. v. Slater, 3......
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  • California Trout v. F.E.R.C., No. 07-73664.
    • United States
    • United States Courts of Appeals. United States Court of Appeals (9th Circuit)
    • July 20, 2009
    ...human environmental factor." LaFlamme v. FERC, 852 F.2d 389, 397 (9th Cir.1988) (internal alterations and quotation marks omitted). See 40 C.F.R. § 1502.1 (describing the basic contents of an EIS). An EA "need not conform to all the requirements of an EIS, [but] it must be sufficient to est......
  • Oceana v. Bureau of Ocean Energy Mgmt., Civil Action No.: 12-0981 (RC)
    • United States
    • United States District Courts. United States District Court (Columbia)
    • March 31, 2014
    ...to insure that the policies and goals defined in the Act are infused into the ongoing programs and actions of the Federal Government." 40 C.F.R. § 1502.1. The "heart of the environmental impact statement" is the analysis of alternatives. 40 C.F.R. § 1502.14. 40 C.F.R. § 1502.14 provides tha......
  • Quechan Tribe of the Fort Yuma Indian Reservation v. U.S. Dep't of the Interior, Case No. 12cv1167–GPC(PCL).
    • United States
    • United States District Courts. 9th Circuit. United States District Court (Southern District of California)
    • February 27, 2013
    ...public of the reasonable alternatives which would avoid or minimize adverse impacts or enhance the quality of the human environment.” 40 C.F.R. § 1502.1. The Court's role is to ensure that the agency took a “hard look” at the potential environmental consequences of the proposed project. Bro......
  • Buck Mountain Cmty. Org. v. Tennessee Valley Auth., Case No. 2:08-cv-0040.
    • United States
    • United States District Courts. 6th Circuit. United States District Court of Middle District of Tennessee
    • May 18, 2009
    ...Statement, or EIS, and is required only where the proposed action would significantly affect the quality of the human environment. 40 C.F.R. §1502.1; Save Our Cumberland Mountains v. Kempthorne, 453 F.3d 334, 338 (6th Cir.2006) [hereinafter SOCM]. The CEQ Regulations provide guidance as to ......
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  • Dangerous Waters? The Future of Irreparable Harm Under NEPA After Winter v. NRDC
    • United States
    • Environmental Law Reporter Nbr. 39-11, November 2009
    • November 1, 2009
    ...have a signiicant efect on the human environment and for which an environmental impact statement therefore will not be prepared.”). 35. 40 C.F.R. §1502.1: It shall provide full and fair discussion of signiicant environmental impacts and shall inform decisionmakers and the public of the reas......
  • Pesticide Litigation
    • United States
    • Environmental Litigation: Law and Strategy. Second Edition -
    • January 1, 2019
    ...that the goal of NEPA is to prohibit uninformed agency action, and ensure fully informed and well-considered decision making). 225. 40 C.F.R. § 1502.1. 226. Merrell v. Thomas, 807 F.2d 776 (9th Cir. 1986); accord San Luis & Delta-Mendota Water Auth. v. Jewell, 747 F.3d 581, 651 (9th Cir......
  • NEPA and Assessment of Greenhouse Gas Emissions
    • United States
    • Environmental Law Reporter Nbr. 41-3, March 2011
    • March 1, 2011
    ...http://ceq.hss.doe.gov/nepa/regs/ Consideration_of_Efects_of_GHG_Draft_NEPA_Guidance_FINAL_ 02182010.pdf. 5. 42 U.S.C. §4332(2)(C). 6. 40 C.F.R. §1502.1; Robertson v. Methow Valley Citizens Council, 490 U.S. 332, 348-50, 19 ELR 20743 (1989). 7. 40 C.F.R. §1508.14; Metropolitan Edison Co. v.......
  • Environmental Assessments: Guidance on Best Practice Principles
    • United States
    • Environmental Law Reporter Nbr. 45-2, February 2015
    • February 1, 2015
    ...authority, cooperating agencies, and private parties, at one or more stages during the NEPA process, 5. 40 C.F.R. §1502.13; see also 40 C.F.R. §1502.1 (expressing a need for good writing in documents, and requiring that “[s]tatements shall be concise, clear, and to the point”). 6. 40 C.F.R.......
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