This exercise reviews the basic structure and requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act, the first major federal environmental law.
On completion of the lesson, the student will be able to:
1. Discuss the goals of NEPA (the National Environmental Policy Act).
2. Analyze the major procedural requirement that NEPA imposes on federal agencies, that is, the environmental impact statement requirement.
3. Identify the information that must be included in an EIS (Environmental Impact Statement) when an EIS is required.
4. Analyze the steps in the development of an EIS.