01 Maintaining a Project File and Preparing an Administrative Record for a NEPA Study (August 2016)
Preparing the administrative record for a complex project can be a major challenge. This handbook provides a starting point for undertaking this important task. It includes key issues for project managers to consider during NEPA and when litigation is imminent or under way.
Practical tips for project managers include what documents to prepare; the process for compiling the record for the court; advice for building a strong record; judgment calls about what documents to include; and submitting the record to the court.