28 CFR 61.1 - Background.

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§ 61.1 Background.

(a) The National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), 42 U.S.C. 4321et seq., establishes national policies and goals for the protection of the environment. Section 102(2) of NEPA contains certain procedural requirements directed toward the attainment of such goals. In particular, all federal agencies are required to give appropriate consideration to the environmental effects of their proposed actions in their decisionmaking and to prepare detailed environmental statements on proposals for legislation significantly affecting the quality of the human environment and on other major federal actions significantly affecting the quality of the human environment.

(b) Executive Order No. 11991 of May 24, 1977, directed the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) to issue regulations to implement the procedural provisions of NEPA. Accordingly, CEQ issued final NEPA regulations, 40 CFR parts 1500- 1508, (“The NEPA regulations”). These regulations provide that each federal agency shall, as necessary, adopt implementing procedures to supplement the regulations. The NEPA regulations identify those sections of the regulations which must be addressed in agency procedures.

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U.S. Code: Title 28 - JUDICIARY AND JUDICIAL PROCEDURE
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Executive Order ... 11991

Title 28 published on 17-May-2018 03:23

The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 28 CFR Part 61 after this date.

  • 2016-05-24; vol. 81 # 100 - Tuesday, May 24, 2016
    1. 81 FR 32688 - National Environmental Policy Act Procedures
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      DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, Federal Bureau of Investigation
      Notice of proposed rule; request for public comment.
      Written comments must be postmarked and electronic comments must be submitted on or before July 25, 2016. Commenters should be aware that the electronic Federal Docket Management System will not accept comments after 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on the last day of the comment period.
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