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West Coast Region National Environmental Policy Act Documents

National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documents prepared by the NOAA Fisheries West Coast Region, including those available for public review and comment.

The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) requires federal agencies to carefully consider the impacts of their proposed actions on the environment and incorporate these considerations into their decision-making processes. These action agencies must submit their proposed project plans to other federal agencies and to the public for review and comment. This is to ensure that the public has a role in the decision-making process and in implementing the decision.

NEPA also established the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) to act in an advisory capacity for the President on environmental matters. CEQ established regulations to assist federal agencies in implementing NEPA. These regulations, along with specific federal agency NEPA implementation procedures, help to ensure that the environmental impacts of proposed decisions are fully considered, the public has opportunities for input, and that appropriate steps are taken to mitigate potential environmental impacts.

For more information, see our NEPA overview page.

Documents Currently Available for Public Review and Comment

West Coast Region EIS/EA Documents by Major Category


Last updated by West Coast Regional Office on February 02, 2024

National Environmental Policy Act