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National Environmental Policy Act

The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) established a U.S. national policy to protect the environment and also created the President's Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ). Under NEPA, Federal agencies must prepare Environmental Assessments (EAs) and Environmental Impact Statements (EISs) containing statements of the environmental effects of proposed agency actions. NEPA’s procedural requirements apply to Federal agencies in the executive branch. An EIS is required to describe the environmental impacts of a proposed action; any adverse environmental impacts that cannot be avoided should the proposal be implemented; the reasonable alternatives to the proposed action; the relationship between local short-term uses of the environment and the maintenance and enhancement of long-term productivity; and any irreversible and irretrievable commitments of resources that would occur if the proposed action is implemented.

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