Part 46 - IMPLEMENTATION OF THE NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY ACT OF 1969  


Subpart A — General Information
§ 46.10 Purpose of this part.
§ 46.20 How to use this part.
§ 46.30 Definitions.
Subpart B — Protection and Enhancement of Environmental Quality
§ 46.100 Federal action subject to the procedural requirements of NEPA.
§ 46.105 Using a contractor to prepare environmental documents.
§ 46.110 Incorporating consensus-based management.
§ 46.115 Consideration of past actions in the analysis of cumulative effects.
§ 46.120 Using existing environmental analyses prepared pursuant to NEPA and the Council on Environmental Quality regulations.
§ 46.125 Incomplete or unavailable information.
§ 46.130 Mitigation measures in analyses.
§ 46.135 Incorporation of referenced documents into NEPA analysis.
§ 46.140 Using tiered documents.
§ 46.145 Using adaptive management.
§ 46.150 Emergency responses.
§ 46.155 Consultation, coordination, and cooperation with other agencies.
§ 46.160 Limitations on actions during the NEPA analysis process.
§ 46.170 Environmental effects abroad of major Federal actions.
Subpart C — Initiating the NEPA Process
§ 46.200 Applying NEPA early.
§ 46.205 Actions categorically excluded from further NEPA review.
§ 46.210 Listing of Departmental categorical exclusions.
§ 46.215 Categorical exclusions: Extraordinary circumstances.
§ 46.220 How to designate lead agencies.
§ 46.225 How to select cooperating agencies.
§ 46.230 Role of cooperating agencies in the NEPA process.
§ 46.235 NEPA scoping process.
§ 46.240 Establishing time limits for the NEPA process.
Subpart D — Environmental Assessments
§ 46.300 Purpose of an environmental assessment and when it must be prepared.
§ 46.305 Public involvement in the environmental assessment process.
§ 46.310 Contents of an environmental assessment.
§ 46.315 How to format an environmental assessment.
§ 46.320 Adopting environmental assessments prepared by another agency, entity, or person.
§ 46.325 Conclusion of the environmental assessment process.
Subpart E — Environmental Impact Statements
§ 46.400 Timing of environmental impact statement development.
§ 46.405 Remaining within page limits.
§ 46.415 Environmental impact statement content, alternatives, circulation and filing requirements.
§ 46.420 Terms used in an environmental impact statement.
§ 46.425 Identification of the preferred alternative in an environmental impact statement.
§ 46.430 Environmental review and consultation requirements.
§ 46.435 Inviting comments.
§ 46.440 Eliminating duplication with State and local procedures.
§ 46.445 Preparing a legislative environmental impact statement.
§ 46.450 Identifying the environmentally preferable alternative(s).

Authority

42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq. (The National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended); Executive Order 11514, (Protection and Enhancement of Environmental Quality (March 5, 1970, as amended by Executive Order 11991, May 24, 1977)); 40 CFR parts 1500–1508 (43 FR 55978) (National Environmental Policy Act, Implementation of Procedural Provisions).

Source

73 FR 61314, Oct. 15, 2008, unless otherwise noted.