EPA | White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ)
[Website] NEPAssist is a tool that facilitates the environmental review process and project planning in relation to environmental considerations. The web-based application draws environmental data dynamically from EPA’s Geographic Information System databases and web services and provides immediate screening of environmental assessment indicators for a user-defined area of interest. These features contribute to a streamlined review process that potentially raises important environmental issues at the earliest stages of project development.
[From Press Release] “NEPAssist helps users identify the possible impacts of federal projects on local environments and communities,” said Cynthia Giles, assistant administrator for EPA’s Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance. “By making tools like NEPAssist available to the public, EPA is helping citizens to be involved in environmental decisions that affect their community.”
NEPA requires all federal agencies to incorporate environmental considerations in their planning and decision-making through a systematic interdisciplinary process. NEPAssist is designed to help promote collaboration and early involvement in the NEPA process by raising important environmental issues at the earliest stages of project development. The mapping tool can be used by Federal agencies to identify alternative project locations, to avoid and minimize impacts, as well as identify potential mitigation areas…
On Thursday, April 26, 2012, EPA will host a webinar to demonstrate how to use NEPAssist.
More information on the webinar is below:
WHAT: A webinar to demonstrate how to use NEPAssist.
WHO: Members of the media, non-profit organizations, industry, business, and citizens interested in learning how to use the tool are encouraged to participate.
WHEN: Thursday, April 26, 2012, 4 p.m., Eastern Time
HOW: To register for the Webinar: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/177729873
To participate in the audio features, please use the following options:
(1) Dial the toll-free dial-in number: 1(909) 259-0012
(2) At the recorded prompt, enter the Access Code (411-628-234) and the “#” sign.
(3) At the recorded prompt, enter the Audio PIN (Shown after joining the Webinar), followed by the “#” sign.
(4) To disconnect, hang up the telephone.
*** YOU MUST REGISTER IN ADVANCE TO ACCESS THE WEBINAR***