The purpose of the NEPA is to include environmental considerations into federal agency planning and action. This is done by providing decision-makers and other stakeholders with information they need to understand any potentially significant environmental impacts resulting from an action. Through its NEPA process, Fort Hood actively incorporates environmental considerations into informed decision making. All NEPA analyses are prepared using an interdisciplinary team approach; balancing environmental concerns with mission requirements, technical requirements, economic feasibility, and long-term sustainability of Army operations on the Installation. The NEPA process allows Fort Hood decision makers to be cognizant of the impacts their decisions have on cultural resources, forests, wetlands and streams, fish and wildlife, and other natural resources under their care.
Environmental Analysis of Army Actions
Army Regulation 200-1 implements Federal, State, and local environmental laws and DOD policies for preserving, protecting, conserving, and restoring the quality of the environment. This regulation should be used in conjunction with 32 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 651 (32 CFR 651), which provides Army policy on NEPA requirements. 32 CFR 651 supplements the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) issued regulations, 40 CFR 1500-1508, and sets forth the Army's policies and responsibilities for the early integration of environmental considerations into planning and decision-making, and requires the Army to conduct environmental analysis of actions affecting human health and the environment.