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The National Environmental Policy Act: A Study of Its Effectiveness After Twenty-five Years

This report provides a detailed perspective on how the National Environmental Policy Act has affected federal agency decision making. The report summarizes how the Act has been implemented, how federal agency performance aligns with the intent of NEPA’s framers, reactions from the public, NEPA stakeholders, and federal decision makers, and future challenges with ensuring the Act’s continued effectiveness. Read More

Considering Cumulative Effects Under the National Environmental Policy Act

This document is intended to assist Federal agencies with analyzing cumulative effects during the NEPA process. It outlines general principles, common cumulative effects assessment methodologies, and resources for additional information and background data. Read More

Strengthening Federal Environmental, Energy, and Transportation Management

This executive order establishes guidelines for how federal agencies consume natural resources. Read More

Collaboration in NEPA: A Handbook for NEPA Practitioners

This handbook is a collaboration of research and consultations by the Council on Environmental Quality concerning analyses prepared under the National Environmental Protection Act. This guide introduces interested parties to collaborative principles, and includes suggestions for successful collaborative efforts. Read More

Convention concerning migratory fish stock in the Pacific Ocean : message from the President of the United States transmitting Convention on the Conservation and Management of the Highly Migratory Fis

This treaty governs mechanisms designed to ensure long-term conservation and sustainable use of certain species of fish, including tuna, swordfish, and marlin. Read More

International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) : message from the President of the United States transmitting International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC), adopted at the Conference of the Food

This treaty updates a previous international agreement aimed at promoting international cooperation to control and prevent the spread of harmful plant pests. Read More

Agreement with Russian Federation concerning polar bear population : message from the President of the United States transmitting Agreement between the Government of the United States of America and t

This treaty is an agreement between the United States and Russia to work towards a legal and scientific frame work for the conservation and management of polar bears. Read More

Amendments to 1987 Treaty on Fisheries with Pacific Island States : message from the President of the United States transmitting amendments to the 1987 Treaty on Fisheries Between the Governments of C

This treaty further develops relationships between the United States and Pacific nations in the areas of fisheries management and conservation. Read More

Convention for the Protection of Plants : message from the President of the United States transmitting the International Convention for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants of December 2, 1961, a

This treaty takes action to control the introduction and spread of pests of plants and plant products. The treaty protects natural as well as cultivated plants, so it has implications for agriculture as well as biodiversity. While the IPPC’s primary focus is on plants and plant products moving in international trade, the convention also covers research materials, biological control organisms, and anything else that can act as a vector for the spread of plant pests including containers, soil, vehicles, and machinery. Read More

South Pacific Regional Environment Programme Agreement : message from the President of the United States transmitting agreement establishing the South Pacific Regional Environment Programme, done at A

The South Pacific Regional Environment Programme is to promote cooperation in the South Pacific islands region and to provide assistance in order to protect and improve the environment and to ensure sustainable development. Read More

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