Agencies shall use a format for environmental impact statements which will encourage good analysis and clear presentation of the alternatives including the proposed action. The following standard format for environmental impact statements should be followed unless the agency determines that there is a compelling reason to do otherwise:
Purpose of and need for action.
Alternatives including proposed action ( sections 102(2 )(C)(iii) and 102(2)(E) of the Act).
Environmental consequences (especially sections 102(2 )(C)(i), (ii), (iv), and (v) of the Act).
List of Agencies, Organizations, and persons to whom copies of the statement are sent.
If a different format is used, it shall include paragraphs (a), (b), (c), (h), (i), and (j), of this section and shall include the substance of paragraphs (d), (e), (f), (g), and (k) of this section, as further described in §§ 1502.11
through 1502.18, in any appropriate format.