National Park Service NEPA Planning Guide: The DO-12 Handbook 2001: Manual

This 125-page handbook, written for NPS employees, outlines the official National Park Service guidelines for fulfilling the legal requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and for "practicing excellent impact assessment and resource conservation." As such, many sections of the handbook can serve as a guide for other agencies. Topics covered include: an overview of the NEPA process, categorical exclusions to NEPA, Environmental Impact Statements, Environmental Assessments, decision documents, and programmatic documents and planning.

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