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These include the administration s status quo five-year plan for offshore development, its decisions to withdraw and delay the issuance of leases for federal onshore lands, its decision to redo its commercial oil shale regulations, its policies on Wild Lands and categorical exclusions, its delayed action on seismic activity in the Atlantic, and, of course, its failure to approve the Keystone XL pipeline.
The project's NEPA requirement was subsequently processed by way of the preparation of a Pennsylvania Categorical Exclusion evaluation allowing the project to advance into final design and construction in a timely and efficient manner.
Certain activities will be designated as categorical exclusions under NEPA: 1.
Except for homosexual persons, there is no automatic, categorical exclusion of anyone from consideration for adoption," read the ruling.
Responding to these cases, the Forest Service issued a categorical exclusion that exempts forest plans, plan amendments, and plan revisions from NEPA.
GAO analyzed documents from all 26 BLM field offices that have used this new tool, including a nongeneralizable random sample of 215 section 390 categorical exclusion decision documents.
The CEQ defines a categorical exclusion as a "category of actions which do not individually or cumulatively have a significant effect on the human environment and which have been found to have no such effect in procedures adopted by a Federal agency in implementation [of NEPA regulations].
Following an overview of the NEPA process and its basic requirements, chapters cover tools and techniques for streamlining NEPA, performing a systematic and integrated planning and analysis process, exemptions and categorical exclusions, the threshold for environmental impact statement requirements, preparing environmental assessments and environmental impact statements, planning and mitigating effects of natural disasters and terrorist attacks, emergency planning for continuity of business operations, international environmental impact assessment, and environmental policy and economics.