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Economic Stimulus and NEPA: Lessons Learned in the First Year

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This article summarizes and assesses the first year of National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) compliance for Recovery Act funding. It reveals the number of each type of NEPA document that Federal agencies have prepared, highlights examples of what Federal agencies are doing to streamline NEPA compliance, and discusses how the Recovery Act reporting may have wider influences on NEPA practices in general.

Authored By

  • Ron Bass

    Senior FellowICF International

    Ronald Bass has participated in environmental and planning studies under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), and state planning laws. He is coauthor of The CEQA DESKBOOK: A Step-by-Step Approach to the California Environmental Quality Act and The NEPA Book: A Step-By-Step Guide on How to Comply with the National Environmental Policy Act.

    A member of the editorial board of California Environmental Law Reporter, he writes articles about legislation, regulations, and court decisions. Mr. Bass has served as president of the Association of Environmental Professionals and the American Planning Association, California chapter, from which he received the Distinguished Leadership Award.

Insight Details

Published: Apr 27, 2010
Source: ICF International

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