(a) The responsible Headquarters official shall prepare the draft environmental impact statement in the manner provided in 40 CFR part 1502 of the CEQ Regulations and shall submit the draft statement and any attachments to the Associate Administrator for Management for NASA review prior to any formal review outside NASA. This submission shall be accompanied by a list of Federal, State, and local officials ( 40 CFR part 1503 of the CEQ Regulations) and a list of other interested parties ( 40 CFR 1506.6 of the CEQ Regulations) from whom comments should be requested.
(b) After the NASA review is completed, the Associate Administrator for Management shall submit the approved draft statement to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Office of Federal Activities, and shall seek the views of appropriate agencies and individuals in accordance with 40 CFR part 1503 and § 1506.6 of the CEQ Regulations.
(c) Comments received shall be provided to the originating official for consideration in preparing the final statement. To the extent possible, requirements for review and consultation with other agencies on environmental matters established by statutes other than NEPA, such as the review and consultation requirements of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended, should be met prior to or through this review process ( § 1216.320 ).
[44 FR 44485, July 30, 1979, as amended at 53 FR 9761, Mar. 25, 1988]
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