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The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) was signed into law on January 1, 1970. The Act establishes national environmental policy and goals for the protection, maintenance, and enhancement of the environment, and it provides a process for implementing these goals within federal agencies or designated projects utilizing federal monies.
The NEPA process consists of an evaluation of the environmental effects of a designated project including its alternatives. There are three levels of analysis depending on whether or not an undertaking could significantly affect the environment. These three levels include: categorical exclusion determination; preparation of an Environmental Assessment/Finding Of No Significant Impact (EA/FONSI); and preparation of an Environmental Impact statement (EIS).
Fisher Arnold has developed successful projects in each of these categories and would welcome an opportunity to assist you in any way.