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  1. National Environmental Policy Act Environmental Engineer US Army Garrison

  2. NEPA • National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 • US Army implementing regulation is AR 200-2 Environmental Quality Control Committee

  3. NEPA Requirements • Consider environmental impacts of proposed actions • Evaluate alternative actions • Disclose actions/impacts to the public • Integrate public participation into the decision making process Environmental Quality Control Committee

  4. NEPA ProcessDocumentation • Record of Environmental Consideration (REC) – 1 page, cost minimal • Environmental Assessment (EA) – 3-6 month process, cost $20K to $60K • FONSI • NOI • Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) – 1-5 year process, $200K to $Ms • ROD Environmental Quality Control Committee

  5. Public Notification? • REC – no • EA – yes • EIS – yes Environmental Quality Control Committee

  6. Project Proponents • Early integration of NEPA required • Responsible for funding NEPA documentation • Fully involved in NEPA process Environmental Quality Control Committee

  7. Recent NEPA Projects Allegheny Power Substation EA Fluoridation of the Drinking Water EA Commissary/PX/Fire Station EA NIAID EIS Installation EA Environmental Quality Control Committee

  8. Conclusion • NEPA is a legal and a US Army requirement • Project proponents must be fully involved • Call x3152 if you have any questions Environmental Quality Control Committee