40 CFR 1508.27 - Significantly

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  • Environmental Impact and Related Procedures
    • United States
    • Federal Register November 20, 2015
    • 20 November 2015
    ...approach may be used for any class of action. (a) EIS (Class I). Actions that significantly affect the environment require an EIS (40 CFR 1508.27). The following are examples of actions that normally required an (1) A new controlled access freeway. (2) A highway project of four or more lane......
  • Environmental Policies and Procedures; Compliance With the National Environmental Policy Act and Related Authorities
    • United States
    • Federal Register August 03, 2016
    • 3 August 2016
    ...context of society as a whole, the affected region and interests, the locality, and the intensity of the potential impact as specified in 40 CFR 1508.27. (b) Sec. 799.9 Environmental review documents. (a) FSA may prepare the following documents during the environmental review process: (1) E......
  • Right-of-Way and Real Estate
    • United States
    • Federal Register November 24, 2014
    • 24 November 2014
    ...Early Acquisition Project must consider whether the change has the potential to cause a significant environmental impact as defined in 40 CFR 1508.27, including a significant adverse impact within the meaning of paragraph (e)(2)(iii) of this section. The Early Acquisition Project must compl......
  • Right-of-Way and Real Estate
    • United States
    • Federal Register August 23, 2016
    • 23 August 2016
    ...Early Acquisition Project must consider whether the change has the potential to cause a significant environmental impact as defined in 40 CFR 1508.27, including a significant adverse impact within the meaning of paragraph (e)(2)(ii) of this section. The Early Acquisition Project must comply......
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  • Alliance for the Wild Rockies v. U.S. Dep't of Agric., No. CV 11–76–M–CCL.
    • United States
    • United States District Courts. 9th Circuit. United States District Court (Montana)
    • 15 May 2013
    ...on Environmental Quality (CEQ) regulations. Neither the context nor the intensity of the video lends to a finding of significance. See40 C.F.R. § 1508.27. The context of helicopter hazing of bison is that it is of low frequency and brief duration. Helicopter hazing activities are terminated......
  • 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)
    • 4 May 2010
    ...to consider “[w]hether the action is related to other actions with individually insignificant but cumulatively significant impacts.” 40 C.F.R. § 1508.27(b)(7). “If several actions have a cumulative environmental effect, ‘this consequence must be considered in an [environmental impact statem......
  • 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 March 2004
    ...case of a site-specific action, significance would usually depend on the effects in the locale rather than in the world as a whole." 40 C.F.R. § 1508.27(a). Both the short-term and the long-term effects of an action are relevant to context. Id. With respect to intensity, the regulations set......
  • 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
    • 19 January 2016
    ...40 C.F.R. § 1508.25 requires that "[c]onnected actions . . . should be discussed in the same impact statement." (Emphasis added.) 40 C.F.R. § 1508.27(B)(7) prohibits avoiding a finding of significance by breaking an action down into small component parts in the course of evaluating the envi......
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13 books & journal articles
  • Will climate change help or harm species listing?
    • United States
    • Sustainable Development Law & Policy Nbr. X-3, April 2010
    • 1 April 2010
    ...55 42 U.S.C. § 4321 (2010). 56 42 U.S.C. § 4332(2)(F)-(H) (2010). 57 40 C.F.R. §§ 1500.3-6 (2010). 58 See CEQ, supra note 47. 59 40 C.F.R. § 1508.27 (2010). 60 See, e.g. , Ctr. for Biological Diversity v. Nat’l Highway Transp. Safety Admin , 508 F.3d 508, 523, 550 (9th Cir. 2007) (holding t......
  • The Owner's Role
    • United States
    • Construction Law, Second Edition
    • 1 January 2019
    ...of 1980 (CERCLA) as well as state 22. AIA Document A201–2017, supra note 4, § 3.7.5. 23. 16 U.S.C. § 470 and 36 C.F.R. § 800.4. 24. 40 C.F.R. § 1508.27(b)(3)(8). pat54645_01_b01_001-282.indd 42 6/28/19 2:04 PM The Owner’s Role 43 regulation and, in some instances, municipal ordinances.25Ind......
  • Administering the National Environmental Policy Act
    • United States
    • Environmental Law Reporter Nbr. 45-4, April 2015
    • 1 April 2015
    ...to prepare an [EIS].”). 398. he regulations divide the signiicance inquiry into two sets of considerations: context and intensity. See 40 C.F.R. §1508.27)(a)-(b). Context has been relatively self-explanatory, i.e., “[s]igniicance varies with the setting of the proposed action.” Id. at §1508......
  • Betty B. Fletcher: NEPA's Angel and Chief Editor of the Hard Look
    • United States
    • Environmental Law Reporter Nbr. 40-3, March 2010
    • 1 March 2010
    ...test of 48. he “highly controversial” language appears in the Council on Environmental Quality’s (CEQ’s) NEPA regulations. See 40 C.F.R. §1508.27(b)(4). 49. Compare Blue Mountains, 161 F.3d at 1212-13, with William H. Rodgers Jr., Environmental Law in Indian Country §1.19 at 503-05 (2005). ......
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