Selected Requirements

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This page contains frequently used NEPA requirements.

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42 U.S.C. 4321: National Environmental Policy Act of 1969
42 U.S.C. 4371: Environmental Quality Improvement Act of 1970
42 U.S.C. 7609: Clean Air Act, Section 309
42 U.S.C. 4370m: Fixing America's Surface Transportation, Title 41


40 CFR Part 1500-1508: CEQ - Regulations for Implementing NEPA


10 CFR Part 1021: NEPA Implementing Procedures
10 CFR Part 1022: Compliance with Floodplain and Wetland Environmental Review Requirements
DOE P 451.1: NEPA Compliance Program


EO 13807: Establishing Discipline and Accountability in the Environmental Review and Permitting Process for Infrastructure Projects
EO 13766: Expediting Environmental Reviews and Approvals for High Priority Infrastructure Projects 
EO 13547: Stewardship of the Ocean, Our Coasts, and the Great Lakes 
EO 13287: Preserve America 
EO 13212: Actions to Expedite Energy-Related Projects 
EO 13211: Actions Concerning Regulations that Significantly Affect Energy Supply, Distribution, or Use 
EO 13186: Responsibilities of Federal Agencies to Protect Migratory Birds 
EO 13175: Consultation and Coordination With Indian Tribal Governments 
EO 13158: Protected Areas 
EO 13148: Greening the Government through Leadership in Environmental Management 
EO 13112: Invasive Species 
EO 13045: Protection of Children from Environmental Health Risks and Safety Risks 
EO 13031: Federal Alternative Fueled Vehicle Leadership 
EO 12969: Federal Acquisition and Community Right-To-Know 
EO 12898: Federal Actions to Address Environmental Justice in Minority Populations and Low-Income Populations 
EO 12114: Environmental Effects Abroad of Major Federal Actions 
EO 12088: Federal Compliance with Pollution Control Standards 
EO 11990: Protection of Wetlands 
EO 11988: (as amended): Floodplain Management 
EO 11514: Protection and Enhancement of Environmental Quality (as amended by EO 11911)