43 CFR 46.300 - Purpose of an environmental assessment and when it must be prepared.
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The purpose of an environmental assessment is to allow the Responsible Official to determine whether to prepare an environmental impact statement or a finding of no significant impact.
(a) A bureau must ensure that an environmental assessment is prepared for all proposed Federal actions, except those:
(2) That are covered sufficiently by an earlier environmental document as determined and documented by the Responsible Official; or
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