Department of the Interior Requirements

This page contains Department of the Interior NEPA requirements as detailed in the Code of Federal Regulations and Departmental Manuals.

Code of Federal Regulations 

The Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) is the codification of the general and permanent rules published in the Federal Register by the departments and agencies of the Federal Government.  The following are DOI links to rules regarding NEPA in the CFR:

Departmental Manuals

Departmental Manuals (DMs) are official, Department-wide policies and procedures.  They include long term policies, mandatory procedures, and descriptions of major organization components.  The following DMs pertain to NEPA:

  • 516 DM 1:  Protection and Enhancement of Environmental Quality
  • 516 DM 2:  Relationship to Decision Making
  • 516 DM 3:  Managing the NEPA Process
  • 516 DM 4:  Review of EISs and Project Proposals by Other Federal Agencies
  • 516 DM 7:  Managing the NEPA Process – Office of Native Hawaiian Relations
  • 516 DM 8:  Managing the NEPA Process – U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  • 516 DM 9:  Managing the NEPA Process – U.S. Geological Survey
  • 516 DM 10:  Managing the NEPA Process – Bureau of Indian Affairs
  • 516 DM 11:  Managing the NEPA Process – Bureau of Land Management
  • 516 DM 12:  Managing the NEPA Process – National Park Service
  • 516 DM 13:  Managing the NEPA Process – Office of Surface Mining
  • 516 DM 14:  Managing the NEPA Process – Bureau of Reclamation
  • 516 DM 15:  Managing the NEPA Process – Minerals Management Service

 

 

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