Environmental Analyses & National Environmenal Policy Act Program

The Southeast Region (SER) National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Coordinator is responsible for ensuring the compliance of regional actions with NEPA and other laws and executive orders that impose requirements for environmental analysis. The Coordinator works with regional, council, and headquarters staff to improve the timeliness, quality, and consistency of NEPA documentation and the NEPA process in general.

National Environmental Policy Act


The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969 (P.L. 91-190; 42 U.S.C. 4321-4347) is our basic national charter for protection of the environment. The purposes of NEPA are to:

  • Declare a national policy that will encourage productive and enjoyable harmony between humans and their environment,
  • Promote efforts which will prevent or eliminate damage to the environment and biosphere,
  • Promote efforts that will stimulate the health and welfare of humans,
  • Enrich the understanding of the ecological systems and natural resources important to the Nation, and
  • Establish a Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ).

 

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Training


Formal NEPA Training is scheduled on an as needed basis. Informal training may be scheduled with the SERO NEPA Coordinator. Check with the SERO NEPA Coordinator for upcoming training events.

 

For More Information


 

Noah Silverman, SERO NEPA Coordinator
Telephone: (727) 824-5353
NOAA Fisheries Service, Southeast Regional Office
263 13th Avenue South
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Email Address: noah.silverman@noaa.gov

Analysis Documents


Laws and Executive Orders


Links to requirements for environmental analysis

 

Regulatory Compliance Requirements


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