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National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Documents and Supporting Analysis

NRCS programs are administered in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). NEPA documents for NRCS financial assistance, easement, and grant programs are available for download below.

Financial Assistance Programs

Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP)
EQIP Programmatic EA, March 2016 (PDF, 8 MB)
EQIP FONSI, March 2016 (PDF, 3 MB)
EQIP Programmatic EA, January 2009 (PDF, 2.4MB)
EQIP FONSI, January 2009 (PDF, 90KB)

Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP)                                            
CSP Programmatic EA, January 2009(PDF, 1.2MB)
CSP FONSI, June 2009 (PDF, 96KB)

Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program (WHIP)
WHIP Programmatic EA, January 2009 (PDF, 728KB)
WHIP FONSI, January 2009 (PDF, 21KB)

Agricultural Management Assistance (AMA) Program
AMA Programmatic EA and FONSI, November 2002 (PDF, 2MB)

Easement Programs

Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP)
ACEP Programmatic Environmental Assessment (EA), September 2016 (PDF, 12 MB)
ACEP Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI), October 2016 (PDF. 735 KB)

Wetland Reserve Program (WRP)
WRP Programmatic EA, January 2009 (PDF, 466KB)
WRP FONSI, January 2009 (PDF, 27KB)

Farm and Ranch Land Protection Program (FRPP)
FRPP Programmatic EA, January 2009 (PDF, 613KB)
FRPP FONSI, January 2009 (PDF, 19KB)

Grassland Reserve Program (GRP)
GRP Programmatic EA, January 2009 (PDF, 872KB)
GRP FONSI, August 2009 (PDF, 18KB)

Grant Programs

Voluntary Public Access and Habitat Incentive Program (VPA-HIP)
2015 National Programmatic VPA-HIP EA, June 2015 (PDF, 386 KB)
2015 VPA-HIP FONSI, July 2015 (PDF, 2MB)
2014 State Programmatic VPA-HIP EA’s

Other NEPA Documents

Emergency Watershed Protection Program Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PDF, 22 MB)
EA and FONSI: Environmental Assessment of NRCS Conservation Practices Used to Address Natural Resource Concerns on Non-Federal Lands in the New England States and New York (PDF; 4.5 MB)

Program Contact

Scott Blackburn, National Environmental Compliance Specialist