The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) assures that the BLM considers the impact of an action on the human environment before decisions are made and the action is taken. It requires that NEPA documents concentrate on issues that are significant to the action in question. The NEPA process is intended to help public officials make better decisions based on an understanding of environmental consequences, and take actions that protect, restore, and enhance the human environment.
When an activity or action is proposed on BLM administered public lands within the Monticello Field Office, we conduct an interdisciplinary review of the environmental effects of the proposal so that the relevant environmental information is available to citizens and public officials. Our review of the environmental effects of a proposed action can take one of the following four forms: categorical exclusions, documentation of NEPA adequacy, environmental assessments and environmental impact statements.
Current NEPA documents including their status are maintained on the Electronic Notification Bulletin Board (ENBB). New projects are posted to the ENBB on Mondays. Project updates including decisions are maintained throughout the week.