The new NEPA Rule: Major Changes and Project Impacts

NEPA Rule Changes

Enacted in 1970, the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) requires that federal agencies to engage in a review process to assess the environmental impacts of proposed federal actions, include appropriate disclosure to the public, and be responsive to these factors before making a decision. This process can apply for a variety of projects, including the development of roads, bridges, oil and gas pipelines, energy projects, broadband infrastructure, and water infrastructure, as well as impact forest management and wildfire protection. Environmental review under NEPA applies to federal projects as well as private projects if federal action is involved such as issuance...

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Minnesota Association of Asphalt Technologists Lunch and Learn

Asphalt Road

We are excited to offer asphalt training and education to industry professionals. Below is a list of a few topics that we can present to audiences. To learn more, please contact us. Presentation Topics Project Scoping and Pavement Evaluation: For optimal repair selection, this presentation will discuss proper scoping of bituminous roadway projects. Topics will include data gathering, soil borings, pavement surface evaluations, pavement coring, Ground Penetrating Radar and Falling Weight Deflectometer testing. Rehabilitation Selection Process and Mix Designs: Using information obtained during the pavement evaluation process, this session will discuss various repair techniques, including both preventive maintenance and rehabilitation...

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Energy Generation Conference: Daniel DeJoode Presenting on Proposed Changes to NEPA regulations

Enbridge Pipeline

Event Details Our very own Senior Scientist, Daniel DeJoode, presented at the Energy Generation Conference in Bismarck, North Dakota. Daniel presented about recent developments and proposed changes to NEPA regulations. This annual conference, hosted by Bismarck State College, is a cooperative effort among producers, suppliers and educators to promote competitive, efficient and safe energy production. Presentation Topic One Federal Decision and Other Developments in the National Environmental Policy Act: The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) is an evolving mechanism to review federal actions and private projects subject to federal approval. The Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) issued NEPA regulations in...

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