Broad discretion is granted at all levels throughout federal land management agencies regarding compliance with the National Environ. Policy Act (NEPA). The authors explored the diversity of procedures employed in NEPA processes across four agencies, the Forest Service, the Nat. Park Service, the Bureau of Land Management, and the U.S. Army Corps of Eng. There is a lack of consistency not only between, but also within, agencies with regard to how NEPA is implemented. This report focuses on how successful NEPA processes are defined within each agency and what strategies are the most or least beneficial to positive NEPA outcomes. Also identifies unresolved questions about NEPA processes and presents a research strategy for addressing them.Most legal decisions have confirmed that NEPA is merely procedural6aincluding one from the 9th Circuit Court in 2008 addressing the Forest Service specifically. 7 Training manuals and agency guidance across each agency also focus onanbsp;...
|Title||:||Exploring National Environmental Policy Act Processes Across Federal Land Management Agencies|
|Author||:||Marc J. Stern|
|Publisher||:||DIANE Publishing - 2010-10|