National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)
The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) was passed by Congress in 1969 and signed into law by President Nixon on January 1, 1970. It is through this Act that the BLM, as a federal agency, is responsible for preparing documents that analyze the environmental consequences of its actions and assist in determining whether a proposed action would have a significant impact on our environment. Most actions that are proposed on, or would affect, public lands or resources must be reviewed for NEPA compliance. Different levels of documentation that are routinely prepared for this review include a Categorical Exclusion (CX), Determination of NEPA Adequacy (DNA), Environmental Assessment (EA), or an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS).
Environmental Notification Bulletin Board
The Utah BLM is committed to fully informing and involving the public in decisions regarding the use of public lands. The Environmental Notification Bulletin Board (ENBB) is a searchable list of proposals under consideration by the Utah Bureau of Land Management (BLM) that provides a brief description of proposed actions and identifies potentially affected or involved resources or values that are of interest to the public.
All proposals are listed on the ENBB regardless of the level of National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documentation that applies. Therefore, all Categorical Exclusions (CXs), Documentations of NEPA Adequacy (DNAs), Environmental Assessments (EAs) and Environmental Impact Statements (EISs) currently under preparation by BLM in Utah are listed in the ENBB.