7 CFR 650.5 - Environmental evaluation in planning.

§ 650.5 Environmental evaluation in planning.
(a) General. Environmental evaluation (EE) integrates environmental concerns throughout the planning, installation, and operation of NRCS-assisted projects. The EE applies to all assistance provided by NRCS, but planning intensity, public involvement, and documentation of actions vary according to the scope of the action. NRCS begins consideration of environmental concerns when information gathered during the environmental evaluation is used:
(1) To identify environmental concerns that may be affected, gather baseline data, and predict effects of alternative courses of actions;
(2) To provide data to applicants for use in establishing objectives commensurate with the scope and complexity of the proposed action;
(3) To assist in the development of alternative courses of action; (40 CFR 1502.14). In NRCS-assisted project actions, nonstructural, water conservation, and other alternatives that are in keeping with the Water Resources Council's Principles and Standards are considered, if appropriate.
(4) To perform other related investigations and analyses as needed, including economic evaluation, engineering investigations, etc.
(5) To assist in the development of detailed plans for implementation and operation and maintenance.
(b) Procedures. NRCS's Guide for Environmental Assessment issued in March 1977 and published in the Federal Register on August 8, 1977, provides guidance for conducting an environmental evaluation. (42 FR 40123-40167).
(c) Decision points. Figure 1 illustrates the decision points for compliance with NEPA in NRCS decisionmaking.
[44 FR 50579, Aug. 29, 1979, as amended at 73 FR 35884, June 25, 2008]

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United States Code
U.S. Code: Title 7 - AGRICULTURE
U.S. Code: Title 16 - CONSERVATION

§ 469 - Preservation of historical and archeological data threatened by dam construction or alterations of terrain

§ 470 - Short title; Congressional finding and declaration of policy

§ 590a - Purpose

§ 590b - Lands on which preventive measures may be taken

§ 590c - Conditions under which benefits of law extended to nongovernment controlled lands

§ 590d - Cooperation of governmental agencies; officers and employees, appointment and compensation; expenditures for personal services and supplies

§ 590e - Repealed.

16 U.S. Code § 588 to 590 - Repealed.

§ 590f - Authorization of appropriation

§ 590q - Coverage; “State” defined; short title

§ 1001 - Declaration of policy

§ 1002 - Definitions

§ 1003 - Assistance to local organizations

§ 1003a - Cost share assistance

§ 1004 - Conditions for Federal assistance

§ 1005 - Works of improvement

§ 1006 - Cooperative programs

§ 1006a - Loans or advancements for financing local share of costs; repayment; interest; maximum amount

§ 1006b - Territorial application

§ 1007 - Authorization of appropriations

§ 1008 - Notification of Secretary of the Interior of approval of assistance; surveys and investigations; report and recommendations; consideration; cost of surveys, investigations and reports

§ 1531 - Congressional findings and declaration of purposes and policy

§ 1532 - Definitions

§ 1533 - Determination of endangered species and threatened species

§ 1534 - Land acquisition

§ 1535 - Cooperation with States

§ 1536 - Interagency cooperation

§ 1537 - International cooperation

§ 1537a - Convention implementation

§ 1538 - Prohibited acts

§ 1539 - Exceptions

§ 1540 - Penalties and enforcement

§ 1541 - Endangered plants

§ 1542 - Authorization of appropriations

§ 1543 - Construction with Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972

§ 1544 - Annual cost analysis by Fish and Wildlife Service

U.S. Code: Title 42 - THE PUBLIC HEALTH AND WELFARE
Presidential Documents

Executive Order ... 11514