17 CFR 200.552 - NEPA planning.
Where it is reasonably foreseeable by the Commission that it may be required to act on a matter specified in § 200.551 and that matter is likely to involve major Federal action significantly affecting the quality of the human environment, the Commission shall:
(a) Advise the relevant persons as to information respecting the environment, if any, which may later be required to be submitted for Commission consideration should Commission action become necessary;
(b) Consult on any environmental factors involved with individuals, organizations, and state and local authorities interested in the planned action; and
(c) Begin implementing the procedures set forth in §§ 200.553 and 200.554 as soon as possible, Provided, That such procedures are not inconsistent with the Commission's authority under the Federal securities laws.