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Procedural
Requirements
NPR 8580.1A
Effective Date: August 01, 2012
Expiration Date: August 01, 2023
COMPLIANCE IS MANDATORY FOR NASA EMPLOYEES
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Subject: Implementing the National Environmental Policy Act and Executive Order 12114 (Revalidated with Change 1 on 9/6/2017)

Responsible Office: Environmental Management Division


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Preface

P.1 Purpose

a. This NASA Procedural Requirements (NPR) establishes procedures and responsibilities for complying with the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Council on Environmental Quality's (CEQ) implementing regulations, Executive Order 12114, Environmental Effects Abroad of Major Federal Actions, and NASA Policy Directive (NPD) 8500.1, NASA Environmental Management.

b. NASA is committed to environmental stewardship, sustainable design, and green engineering and therefore identifies and manages potential environmental impacts of its proposed actions. It is NASA's policy to integrate environmental considerations early in planning and decision making.

P.2 Applicability

a. This NPR applies to NASA Headquarters and NASA Centers, including Component Facilities, Technical and Service Support Centers. This NPR applies to the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), a Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) and other contractors only to the extent specified or referenced in the appropriate contracts, grants, or agreements.

b. In this NPR, "shall" denotes a mandatory action; "may" or "can" denotes discretionary privilege or permission; "should" denotes a good practice and is recommended, but not required; "will" denotes expected outcome; and "are/is" denotes descriptive material.

c. In this directive, all document citations are assumed to be the latest version unless otherwise noted.

P.3 Authority

a. National Aeronautics and Space Act, 51 U.S.C. § 20113(a).

b. The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as amended, 42 U.S.C. § 4321 et seq.

c. Environmental Effects Abroad of Major Federal Actions, Exec. Order 12114, 3 C.F.R. 356 (1979).

d. Procedures for Implementing the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), 14 C.F.R. pt. 1216, subpt. 1216.3.

e. The Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) Regulations for Implementing NEPA, 40 C.F.R. pts. 1500-1508.

f. NPD 1000.0, NASA Governance and Strategic Management Handbook.

g. NPD 1000.3, The NASA Organization.

h. NPD 1001.0, 2011 NASA Strategic Plan

i. NPD 8500.1, NASA Environmental Management.

P.4 Applicable Documents and Forms

a. NPD 1440.6, NASA Records Management.

b. NPD 8800.14, Policy for Real Estate Management.

c. NPR 7120.5, NASA Space Flight Program and Project Management Requirements.

d. NPR 7120.7, NASA Information Technology and Institutional Infrastructure Program and Project Management Requirements.

e. NPR 7120.8, NASA Research and Technology Program and Project Management Requirements.

f. NPR 8000.4, Agency Risk Management Procedural Requirements.

g. NPR 8553.1, NASA Environmental Management System.

h. NPR 8820.2, Facility Project Requirements.

i. NASA-STD 8719.14, Process for Limiting Orbital Debris.

P.5 Measurement/Verification

Compliance will be documented and reported in accordance with a schedule established by the NASA Headquarters Environmental Management Division in NPR 8553.1, NASA Environmental Management System. This will be validated through environmental functional reviews conducted in accordance with NPR 8553.1.

P.6 Cancellation

NPR 8580.1, Implementing the National Environmental Policy Act and Executive Order 12114, dated November 26, 2001.

REVALIDATED WITH CHANGE 1, September 9, 2017, ORIGINAL SIGNED BY:

Dr. Woodrow Whitlow, Jr.
Associate Administrator for
Mission Support Directorate



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