Guidance & Requirements

Office of NEPA Policy and Compliance

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The Office of NEPA Policy and Compliance provides guidance and requirement documents to the NEPA community to ensure that the Department’s proposed actions comply with the letter and spirit of the National Environmental Policy Act, and to assist the interested public in reviewing NEPA documents. 

Guidance and Requirements

Selected Guidance
Selected Requirements

DOE NEPA Guidance and Requirements
Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) NEPA Guidance and Requirements

Lessons Learned Quarterly Report

A collection of guidance, case studies, analyses, references, litigation updates, and resource information broadly relevant to NEPA implementation, such as guidance on public participation and interagency coordination procedures.

NEPA Search Index

The NEPA Search Index is comprised of two compressed (.zip) files - one with requirements and guidance issued by DOE and CEQ, and one primarily with guidance and related materials issued by other federal agencies. Each .zip file contains a "search index" (.pdx file) that can be used (after extracting the subject folder) to search for keywords and phrases in all the documents from one search form.