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National Environmental Policy Act

The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) requires federal agencies to consider potential environmental impacts before taking major actions, such as issuing permits or making decisions that affect federal lands. If significant impacts are likely, the agency must prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS). EPA's primary role under NEPA is to review documents on proposed federal agency actions and prepare written comments.

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How to file an EIS in Region 10
Federal agencies are required to submit EIS documents to EPA Headquarters in Washington D.C., as well as provide a copy directly to the EPA Regional Office where the project is located. In Region 10 (Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Washington), EIS documents should be submitted to:

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