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National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Documents

When there are documents available during public contact periods, links to those documents will be posted here.  

Whenever BLM or anyone else proposes a project on public lands managed by BLM, the project must be analyzed to determine how it will affect the environment.  There are five possible levels of environmental analysis:

AD =  Administration Determination - An administrator determines that the project is already covered by an earlier analysis.

DNA = Documentation of Land Use Plan Conformance and NEPA Adequacy

CX =  Categorical Exclusion - The project falls into one of several categories of minor, routine projects excluded from needing more analysis.

EA =  Environmental Assessment - The project is analyzed to see how it may affect the environment, This leads to a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) or, if the EA shows a significant impact is likely, an EIS is done.

EIS = Environmental Impact Statement - A detailed study is done and a report is written stating what the environmental impacts would be, and how they can be avoided or mitigated.

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