$795 – $995

Streamlined NEPA Process and Analysis Workshop

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Embassy Suites by Hilton Phoenix Downtown North

10 East Thomas Road

Phoenix, AZ 85012

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SWCA’s Streamlined NEPA Process and Analysis is an interactive 3-day workshop designed to provide both new and experienced practitioners with the tools they need to write NEPA documents that are clear, concise, and defensible. Inspired by evolving federal agency direction to complete NEPA projects within aggressive, truncated schedules and mandated page limits, this course was developed by SWCA after years of training those federal agencies on how to develop effective NEPA documentation.

The course will provide an overview of the NEPA process, a review of legal requirements and pitfalls, and an opportunity to work on real-world NEPA projects in an instructional and interactive workshop atmosphere.

After completion of the workshop, participants will:

  • Understand the overall philosophy and purpose of NEPA
  • Receive a basic overview of the CEQ guidelines and NEPA case law
  • Have a working knowledge of the stages and levels of the NEPA process
  • Understand the implications of the decisions required throughout the NEPA process
  • Be prepared to determine and appropriate situations for Categorical Exclusions (CE), Environmental Assessment (EA), and Environmental Impact Statements (EIS)
  • Have the practical skills to be able to write streamlined, defensible NEPA documents that meet applicable agency schedule and page requirements
  • Learn the role of major federal agencies in the NEPA process and understand the responsibilities of the third-party NEPA consultant in agency analysis
  • Have an understanding of the responsibilities and ethics of the lead agency, cooperating agencies, and NEPA consultant
  • Understand the step-by-step process from project kick-off through publication of a decision
  • Learn how to design a NEPA process and maintain the administrative record to minimize litigation risks

Course Materials:

Course training manual, CEQ guidelines, Federal agency guideline references, and case-history workbook

Intended Audience:

  • Agency environmental coordinators
  • Project managers
  • Planners
  • Resource specialists
  • Decision-makers involved in or reviewing NEPA documents


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