Implementing the National Environmental Policy Act and National Historic Preservation Act
The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) are both process-based requirements. This means that they can be open to interpretation and must follow a process to show that programs and projects have done their due diligence to consider potential impacts to the environment and the public. Archaeologists and cultural resource managers who work to support government agencies often prepare NEPA documents, cultural resources reports, development of mitigation actions, and implementation of mitigations. This seminar will provide an overview of NEPA, its requirements, and the intersection between it and the NHPA.