16 U.S. Code § 6236 - Ministerial issuance, or amendment authorization
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(a) NEPA exception
(b) Rule of construction
For purposes of subsection (a), the ministerial issuance or amendment of an authorization occurs only when the issuance or amendment of the authorization would not change the physical environment or the activities, facilities, or program of the operations governed by the authorization, and at least one of the following apply:
(1) The authorization is issued upon a change in control of the holder of an existing authorization.
Source(Pub. L. 108–7, div. F, title V, § 507,Feb. 20, 2003, 117 Stat. 297.)
References in Text
The National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, referred to in subsec. (a), is Pub. L. 91–190, Jan. 1, 1970, 83 Stat. 852, as amended, which is classified generally to chapter 55 (§ 4321 et seq.) of Title 42, The Public Health and Welfare. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title note set out under section 4321 of Title 42 and Tables.