NRC South August 2019 Report
Forest Service - Comment period has closed on the USFS request for comments on the proposed NEPA rule change update the analysis and documentation of Categorical Exclusions. This is a small, but important, point within the National Environmental Policy Act. NEPA requires agencies to disclose and analyze the potential impacts their management decisions will have con the natural environment. This has lead to overly cautious administrative process that subjects a majority of management decision to an Environmental Assessment or a more complex Environmental Impact Statement.