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Common NEPA Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Lorman

Description

Since 1970, the National Environmental Policy Act has been the cornerstone for environmental protection in the United States. To implement NEPA, federal agencies must prepare environmental impact statements or environmental assessments to study the impacts of their proposed actions.

Unfortunately, some federal agencies, their consultants and affected citizens do not fully understand the regulations, legal interpretations and practices for properly complying with NEPA. Thus, there are many mistakes in implementing the law.

This teleconference will identify some of the most common mistakes made under NEPA and reveal the best ways to avoid them. You'll get practical advice for preparing useful and legally sufficient NEPA documents. This teleconference is critical for federal agency staff, consultants working for federal agencies and others interested in the NEPA process.

Outcomes

Learning Objectives

  • You will be able to translate NEPA's legal and political framework.
  • You will be able to identify failure to properly document and misuse of exclusions.
  • You will be able to summarize environmental impact statements.
  • You will be able to identify the best ways to avoid the most common mistakes in implementing NEPA.

Assessment

Student assessment will be done through questions based on the content delivered throughout the course.

course quick facts
course code 384388EAU
cost $249.00
estimated time to
complete course
1 Hours
course materials
available
365 Days
instructor

Ronald Bass, J.D., AICP, is a senior regulatory specialist with ICF Jones & Stokes Associates, Inc., a consulting firm focusing on environmental planning and natural resource management. Mr. Bass has a professional and academic background in environmental law and planning. He has participated in a broad variety of planning and environmental studies under NEPA, CEQA and other state environmental policy acts.

Kenneth M. Bogdan, J.D., is an environmental planner and attorney with more than 17 years of experience in managing projects for ICF Jones & Stokes Associates, Inc., a consulting firm focusing on environmental planning and natural resource management.