The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) requires the federal government to consider environmental impacts on social, cultural, economic and natural resources from proposed actions. In conjunction with US Army’s Policy 32 CFR Part 651, Army Regulation 200-1 implements federal, state, and local environmental laws and DOD policies.
Once FC Form 200-1 is complete:
- Project may qualify as Categorically Excluded (CX) in which these activities were previously determined to be of no significant environmental impact and project may proceed as described.
- Project may require additional analysis initiated by the NEPA Program using FC Form 200-2, a Record of Environmental Consideration (REC) in which the proponent may be contacted for additional information and/or further action. Completed RECs detail environmental requirements. Project proponents must keep the REC in project records and are responsible for adhering to specified environmental requirements.
· If project poses significant impact, an Environmental Assessment (EA) or Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) will be initiated.
Proposed activities related to typical military training in the rear area do not require FC Form 200-1, but do require dig permits from Range Control (see 26-A). Projects not related to military training in the rear area, for example trail beautification or reconstructing low water crossings, still require FC Form 200-1.