Environmental Planning

National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)






The NEPA Review Process


EPA's NEPA Overview Page


NEPA Definitions


Agency NEPA Procedures

California State Regulations and Guidance


California Code of Regulations


California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA)


CEQA Summary

Mining Regulations


Potential Environmental Effects of Mining (an Overview)



Nevada State Regulations and Guidance


Nevada Bureau of Mining Regulation and Reclamation (BMRR)


NAC: Chapter 445A - Water Controls


NAC: Chapter 519A - Reclamation of Land (Mining)


NV Permit Overview



Idaho State Regulations and Guidance


Idaho Department of Environmental Quality


Idaho Mining Regulations


Idaho Mining and Minerals Program



Utah Mining Regulations



Federal Mining Regulations and Guidance:


Bureau of Land Management:  Surface Regulations, Subpart 3800


BLM Minerals


USGS Natural Resource Science Center



Environmental Sampling and Investigations


Oil Pollution Prevention Regulations and Preparing Spill Plans


Preparing Sampling Plans


ASTM Standards for Phase I ESA Reports




Wetland Resources


US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE):  Components of a Wetland Delineation


USACE Wetlands Research Center


Recognizing Wetlands (USACE)


USFWS - Nevada Endangered Species


USFWS - California Endangered Species


USFWS - Utah Endangered Species




The Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA) - Policies and Guidance


Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act



Cultural Resource Management and Archaeology


Section 106 - The Historic Preservation Act of 1966


NEPA and Section 106


Nevada State Historic Preservation Office


California State Historic Preservation Office


Utah State Historic Preservation Office