National Environmental Policy Act
The Department of Energy National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) program enables the timely implementation of the Department’s proposed activities by providing technical leadership and support needed to assure compliance with NEPA and related environmental review requirements. The goal of the NEPA program is to foster sound departmental planning and decision making and to build public trust through effective process implementation. NEPA program objectives include ensuring the timely and adequate completion of NEPA reviews. Another objective is to streamline the environmental review so that the process works better, costs less, and is more useful to decision makers and the public.