FAQs on the NEPA Scoping Process

Date Released
July 2017

The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) is a law that requires federal agencies to examine the environmental impacts of their proposed activities. Under NEPA, if a federal action is likely to “significantly affect” the environment, the agency must prepare a detailed Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) before taking any action. This document addresses frequently asked questions about the NEPA scoping process. 

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