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NASA RIN: 2700-AE56 Publication ID: Spring 2020 
Title: ●Procedures for Implementing the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) 

NASA is revising its policy and procedures for implementing the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) and the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). This proposed rule would amend procedures contained in NASA’s current regulation at 14 CFR 1216.3, Procedures for Implementing the National Environmental Policy Act. The revision is necessary to clarify and update the current regulation. In compliance with NASA’s current regulation, NASA reviews the regulation’s categorical exclusions at least every seven years to determine whether modifications, additions, or deletions are appropriate. In addition, NASA reviewed the entire regulation to determine whether modifications, additions, or deletions are appropriate. This proposed rule incorporates updates based on NASA’s review of its Categorical Exclusions (CatExs) and inputs from CEQ. The proposed revisions will streamline the NEPA process to better support NASA’s evolving mission.

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration(NASA)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: Undetermined  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Deregulatory 
CFR Citation: 14 CFR 1216 subpart 3   
Legal Authority: 51 U.S.C sec. 20101, NASA Act of 1958    42 U.S.C. sec. 4321 NEPA 1969    42 U.S.C. sec. 4371 EQI Act of 1970    42 U.S.C. 7609 The Clean Air Act    E.O. 11514    E.O. 12114 (44 CFR 1957)    ...   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  08/00/2020 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Tina Norwood
NASA NEPA Program Manager
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
300 E Street, SW,
Washington, DC 20546
Phone:202 358-7324
Fax:202 358-3948