7 CFR 650.1 - Purpose.

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§ 650.1 Purpose.

(a) This rule prescribes procedures by which NRCS is to implement the provisions of NEPA. The Natural Resources Conservation Service recognizes NEPA as the national charter for protection, restoration, and enhancement of the human environment. NEPA establishes policy, sets goals (Section 101), and provides means (Section 102) for carrying out this policy.

(b) The procedures included in this rule supplement CEQ's NEPA regulations, 40 CFR parts 1500- 1508.. CEQ regulations that need no additional elaboration to address NRCS-assisted actions are not repeated in this rule, although the regulations are cited as references. The procedures include some overlap with CEQ regulations. This is done to highlight items of importance for NRCS. This does not supersede the existing body of NEPA regulations.

(c) These procedures provide that -

(1) Environmental information is to be available to citizens before decisions are made about actions that significantly affect the human environment;

(2) NRCS-assisted actions are to be supported to the extent possible by accurate scientific analyses that are technically acceptable to NRCS;

(3) NRCS-prepared NEPA documents are to be available for public scrutiny; and

(4) Documents are to concentrate on the issues that are timely and significant to the action in question rather than amassing needless detail.

(d) Procedures for implementing NEPA are designed to ensure that environmental consequences are considered in decisionmaking. They allow NRCS to assist individuals and nonfederal public entities to take actions that protect, enhance, and restore environmental quality.

(e) These procedures make possible the early identification of actions that have significant effects on the human environment to avoid delays in decisionmaking.

This is a list of United States Code sections, Statutes at Large, Public Laws, and Presidential Documents, which provide rulemaking authority for this CFR Part.

This list is taken from the Parallel Table of Authorities and Rules provided by GPO [Government Printing Office].

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

§ 469 - Omitted

§ 470 - Transferred or Omitted

§ 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. Pub. L. 103–354, title II, § 246(f)(1), Oct. 13, 1994, 108 Stat. 3225

16 U.S. Code §§ 590e–1, 590e–2 - Omitted

§ 590f - Authorization of appropriations and conservation technical assistance funds

§ 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

Presidential Documents

Executive Order ... 11514