Advanced NEPA Workshops 

Workshop Description

Advanced NEPA Workshops are intended to provide participants with practical tips and tools about how to refine preparation and review of environmental documents prepared pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), in light of guidance related to “One Federal Decision,” and 2018 cases. This eight-hour intensive workshop will focus on training environmental professionals related to tips and tools to assist practitioners in implementing “One Federal Decision” and refining their practice related to recent cases, including project management, Purpose and Need Statements; using available data and modeling to characterize baseline conditions; decisions related to segmentation; and direct, indirect, and cumulative impact analysis.

The target audience for this workshop would include experienced NEPA planners, managers, decision-makers, environmental engineers/scientists/ specialists, consultants, regulators, applicants and attorneys who require an in-depth understanding of NEPA law, policy, and project management within their area of environmental expertise, especially those who serve on NEPA interdisciplinary teams, work with NEPA planners, or those who review/edit NEPA documents. This workshop will also benefit those professionals who work in related natural resource disciplines who work with federal land management or real estate transactions, federal agency projects or permitting, and transportation or other infrastructure projects with a NEPA review component.

Eligible for 3.5 CM | 1.5 Legal | 1.5 Ethics

Pricing 

  • NAEP Member: $250
  • NAEP Chapter-only (Non-NAEP Member): $315
  • Non-Member: $350

Upcoming Workshops

September 27, 2019 | Chicago, IL

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October 4, 2019 | Phoenix, AZ

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October 16, 2019 | San Diego, CA

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October 17, 2019 | Los Angeles, CA

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November 7, 2019 | San Francisco, CA

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Stay tuned. More 2019 workshops will be announced soon!

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Workshop Session Outline 

For a general overview of what will be covered in each workshop, please see the sample agenda below.

Session

Time

Morning

 

Welcome

8:00 - 8:15 AM

Topic 1

  • Purpose and Need
  • Proposed Action
  • Segmentation/Connected Actions
  • Reasonable Range of Alternatives

8:15 - 9:45 AM

Topic 2

  • Expediting impact statements using tiering/adoption

9:45 - 10:15 AM

Break

10:15 - 10:30 AM

Topic 3

  • Impact Analysis
  • Data
  • Methods

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Lunch

12:00 - 1:00 PM

Afternoon

 

Topic 3 (Continued)

  • Impact Analysis
  • Level of Detail
  • Substantial Evidence

1:00 - 2:45 PM

Break

2:45 - 3:00 PM 

Topic 4

  • Cumulative Impacts

3:00 - 4:30 PM 

Evaluation