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NEPA Policy and Guidance

The BLM periodically updates its policy and handbooks through Instruction Memoranda and Information Bulletings.

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WO IM 2011-059
National Environmental Policy Act Compliance for Utility-Scale Renewable Energy Right-of-Way Authorizations
WO IM 2011-060Solar and Wind Energy Applications – Due Diligence
WO IM 2011-061Solar and Wind Energy Applications – Pre-Application and Screening
WO IM 2010-028Requirements for Processing and Approving Temporary Public Land Closure and Restriction Orders 
WO IM 2010-041Revision of A Desk Guide to Cooperating Agency Relationships
WO IM 2010-117Oil and Gas Leasing Reform – Land Use Planning and Lease Parcel Reviews
WO IM 2010-118Energy Policy Act Section 390 Categorical Exclusion Policy Revision
WO IM 2010-156Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act – Golden Eagle National Environmental Policy Act and Avian Protection Plan Guidance for Renewable Energy
WO IB 2010-111Web Guide for BLM’s National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Handbook and Additional Land Use Planning Resources
WO IM 2009-064Memorandum of Understanding between the US Forest Service (FS) and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) regarding appropriate air quality analysis for energy development activities
WO IM 2009-068Implementation of ePlanning for Resource Management Planning (RMP) Support and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) during Fiscal Year (FY2009)
WO IM 2009-199Categorical Exclusions for Fuels Reduction,Vegetation Management, and Grazing permit Issuance
WO IM 2009-215Planning for Special Designations within the National System of Public Lands
WO IM 2008-019Guidance on the Use of a New Categorical Exclusion for Grazing Permit/Leases
WO IM 2008-026Request for Compilation of Data for 2007 Annual NEPA Documentation Report
WO IM 2008-090Checklist of Recreation Program Considerations for Inclusion in BLM Resource Management Plans (RMPs)/Environmental Impact Statements (EISs)
WO IM 2008-099Use of the Healthy Forests Initiative Hazardous Fuels Reduction Categorical Exclusion
WO IM 2008-166Technical Correction to the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Handbook
WO IM 2008-199Numbering convention for Bureau of Land Management (BLM) documents developed to comply with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)
WO IM 2008-199 C1Numbering convention for Bureau of Land Management (BLM) documents developed to comply with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)
WO IB 2008-078Review of Instruction Memorandum (IM) on Determining Air Resource Analysis Needed for National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Documentation

NEPA Web Guide

The NEPA Web Guide is an interactive companion to the NEPA Handbook.