National Environmental Policy Act

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National Environmental Policy Act

Legislation in the United States, passed in 1969, requiring all entities other than the president, the Congress and the court system to prepare and present reports on the impact a proposed federal action would have on the environment. The Act established different levels of impact and created a Council of Environmental Quality to advise the president.
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The National Environmental Policy Act of 1970 directs federal agencies to assess the potential environmental impacts of federal actions before permitting them.
The National Environmental Policy Act of 1970 began an on-going, national effort to document the environmental impacts of project-type activities.
Other regulations covering the environment enacted by Congress include the National Environmental Policy Act of 1970, Toxic Substances Control Act, Safe Drinking Water Act, Hazardous Materials Transportation Act, and Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act.

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