NPS Director's Order 12: Conservation Planning, Environmental Impact Analysis and Decision Making
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Chimney Rock National Historic Site, NE8.1 NPS Review of Non-NPS NEPA Documents — Introduction

NEPA requires that other federal agencies obtain NPS comments on their EISs when NPS has jurisdiction by law over some aspect of the project or special expertise on an environmental impact of the project (1503.1). In addition to NEPA requirements, many federal undertakings require other “environmental” comments and clearances. Examples are Department of Transportation section 4(f) statements and review of the “recreation exhibits” of Federal Energy Regulatory Commission license and permit applications for water projects.

This chapter gives guidance on how you should review and comment on NEPA documents that are prepared by other agencies but that may affect your park unit. In reviewing other agency documents, your primary aims should be to aid other agencies in making the best possible decisions based on quality environmental analyses; to maintain the integrity of the National Park System; and to espouse the full range of other recreation, natural, and cultural resource stewardship roles of the NPS.

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