This report is to help practitioners bridge the gap between the theory and practice of producing high-quality NEPA documents, by providing examples that illustrate specific techniques. The examples are organized into two broad categories:

  • Improving Overall Document Quality. This group includes techniques for improving the quality and readability of the NEPA document as a whole. These examples address such issues such as page layout, writing style, and graphics.
  • Meeting NEPA and Related Requirements. This group includes techniques for strengthening portions of the document that address specific requirements under NEPA and other environmental laws. These examples address issues such as purpose and need, alternatives analysis, methodologies, and mitigation.
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