National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)


NOAA’s National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) compliance is coordinated in the Office of Program Planning and Integration. The NOAA NEPA Coordinator and staff provide information, training, and advice to staff across the agency in order to ensure NOAA’s compliance with NEPA.

NOAA’s NEPA compliance is guided by the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, the White House Council on Environmental Quality’s Regulations for Implementing NEPA, and the NOAA's Administrative Order (NAO) 216-6, "Environmental Review Procedures for Implementing the National Environmental Policy Act".

These three documents together outline NOAA’s procedures to meet NEPA requirements including:


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NOAA NEPA Coordination
Office of Program Planning and Integration

1315 East-West Hwy, Room 15723
Silver Spring, Maryland 20910


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