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NPR 8580.1A
Effective Date: August 01, 2012
Expiration Date: September 30, 2022

(NASA Only)

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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Table of Contents

Change History


P.1 Purpose
P.2 Applicability
P.3 Authority
P.4 Applicable Documents and Forms
P.5 Measurement/Verification
P.6 Cancellation

Chapter 1. Roles and Responsibilities

1.1 Background
1.2 Responsibilities

Chapter 2. NEPA Requirements

2.1 Timing
2.2 Categorical Exclusions (CatExs) and Records of Environmental Consideration
2.3 Public Scoping
2.4 Environmental Assessments
2.5 Environmental Impact Statements
2.6 Mitigation and Monitoring

Chapter 3. Related NEPA Requirements

3.1 Supplemental NEPA Documents
3.2 Emergency Circumstances
3.3 Classified Actions
3.4 Signatory/Approval Authorities for NEPA Documentation
3.5 Electronic Media
3.6 Executive Order 12114, Environmental Effects Abroad of Major Federal Actions
3.7 Deviations from this NPR

Appendix A. Definitions

Appendix B. Acronyms

Appendix C. Categorical Exclusions for NASA Actions

Appendix D. Flow Charts of the NEPA Process

List of Tables

Table 3-1 Signatories/Approval Authorities for NEPA Documents

List Of Figures

Figure D-1 Summary of the NEPA Process
Figure D-2 Summary of the Process for Categorical Exclusion Determination
Figure D-3 Summary of Typical Environmental Assessment Process
Figure D-4 Summary of Environmental Impact Statement Preparation Process


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