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Emergencies and Emergency Actions

Selected documents on the topic of Emergencies and Emergency Actions under NEPA.

  • May 12, 2010

    With this Memorandum, the Council on Environmental Quality reiterates its previous guidance on the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) environmental review of proposed emergency response actions.This memorandum clarifies that the previous guidance remains applicable to current situations and provides guidance on required agency environmental review.

  • September 8, 2005

    This Council on Environmental Quality memorandum provides general information on
    (1) the response to hurricane Katrina;
    (2) reporting oil and chemical spills;
    (3) projected long term recovery efforts; and
    (4) how agencies can respond to emergencies and comply with NEPA.