What is the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)?

What is the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)?.

This written assignment will help you understand the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). Review the materials in Chapter 4 of your text. Provide a complete, well written, and well-reasoned memorandum to your supervising attorney regarding the following questions:

  • What is the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)?
  • What is the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)?
  • What are the 3 threshold considerations to determine if a federal agency activity requires an EIS?
  • What controversies exist regarding the use of EISs?
  • What types of action are subject to NEPA review?
  • What is the role of the EPA with respect to EISs?
  • Where do regulations concerning NEPA come from?
  • This assignment should be free of spelling and grammar errors.
  • You will be assessed on the nature and scope of your research and response.
  • Your response must cite any supporting material from the text, lecture or other sources you have used to complete the assignment.
  • You may use your text and/or Internet sources as a reference, but remember to cite all sources according to Bluebook guidelines.


What is the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)?

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