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).
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 Information Contact
David Keys, SERO NEPA Coordinator
Telephone: (727) 551-5706
NOAA Fisheries Service, Southeast Regional Office
263 13th Avenue South
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Email Address: David.Keys@noaa.gov
Laws and Executive Orders
Links to requirements for environmental analysis
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