The responsible Headquarters official shall conduct an early and open process for determining the scope of issues to be addressed in environmental impact statements and for identifying the significant issues related to a proposed action. The elements of the scoping process are defined in § 1501.7 of the CEQ Regulations and the process must include considerations of the range of actions, alternatives, and impacts discussed in § 1508.25 of the CEQ Regulations. The range of environmental categories to be considered in the scoping process shall include, but not be limited to:
(a) Air quality;
(b) Water quality;
(c) Waste generation, treatment, transportation disposal and storage;
(d) Noise, sonic boom, and vibration;
(e) Toxic substances;
(f) Biotic resources;
(g) Radioactive materials and non-ionizing radiation;
(h) Endangered species;
(i) Historical, archeological, and recreational factors;
(j) Wetlands and floodplains; and
(k) Economic, population and employment factors, provided they are interrelated with natural or physical environmental factors.
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