Selected Guidance for NEPA Compliance on DOI Projects

The Office of Environmental Policy and Compliance provides guidance to bureaus and offices of the Department to ensure compliance with various pollution control and environmental protection statutes through it’s Environmental Memoranda series, along with other guidance documents.  The following documents are listed by NEPA topic.

Overall NEPA Implementation Procedures

Environmental Impact Statements (EISs) and Environmental Assessments (EAs)

Categorical Exclusions

Public Participation

  • ESM 13-9:  Implementing Public Participation and Community-Based Training

Adaptive Management

  • ESM 13-11:  Coordinating Adaptive Management and National Environmental Policy Act Processes

NEPA Compliance in Emergencies

  • ESM 13-3:  National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Compliance in Emergency Situations

Environmental Justice

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