The proposed changes to the NEPA regulations cover the spectrum from perfunctory to consequential. The reoccurring theme of the proposed revisions is “back to the Act” – the changes are primarily justified via references to the original NEPA law.
NOAA Fisheries recently announced their intent to conduct a 5-year review for the threatened Gulf of Maine distinct population segment (DPS) of Atlantic sturgeon (Acipenser oxyrinchus).
In what has been the latest in a series of actions taken to advance federal environmental mitigation policy, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) recently released the final revised Compensatory Mitigation Policy (CMP).
In an effort to mitigate continued declines in bumble bee and other pollinator populations, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) recently designated the rusty patched bumble bee under the Endangered Species Act (ESA).
To support the recovery of the Atlantic sturgeon, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has enacted rule 82 FR 39160.