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Day 1 - Tuesday, October 8 - 8:30 - 4:30

8:30 – 9:00 Introductions 

9:00 – 9:30 MINI-LECTURE:
NEPA Overview 

9:30  – 10:10 PRACTICE DRILL:
Workshop: NEPA Implementation Regulations Open-Book Quiz 

10:10 – 10:20 BREAK 

10:20 – 11:00 DEBRIEF:
NEPA Implementation Regulations Group Debrief  

11:00 – 11:15 MINI-LECTURE:
Project Kickoff and Public Involvement 

11:15 – 11:40 PRACTICE DRILL:
Identification of Appropriate Level of NEPA Analysis 

11:40 – 12:00 DEBRIEF:
Identification of Appropriate Level of NEPA Analysis 

12:00 – 1:00 LUNCH (provided) 

1:00 – 1:30 MINI-LECTURE:
Purpose and Need (P&N) 

1:30 – 1:45 PRACTICE DRILL:
Reviewing and Writing P&N Statement  

1:45 – 2:00  DEBRIEF:
Reviewing and Writing P&N Statement 

2:00 – 2:10 BREAK  

2:10 – 3:30 MINI-LECTURE:
Proposed Action and Alternatives  

3:30 – 3:40 BREAK  

3:40 – 4:10 PRACTICE DRILL:
Proposed Action Description and Alternatives Development 

4:10 – 4:30 DEBRIEF:
Proposed Action Description and Alternatives Development

 

Day 2 - Wednesday, October 9 - 8:30 - 4:30

8:30 – 8:50 PRACTICE DRILL:
Eliminating Alternatives from Detailed Analysis 

8:50 – 9:00 DEBRIEF:
Eliminating Alternatives from Detailed Analysis 

9:00 – 10:20 MINI-LECTURE:
Issues-Based Streamlined Analysis 

10:20 – 10:30  BREAK 

10:30 – 11:10  PRACTICE DRILL:
Issue-Based EA Review 

11:10 – 11:30  DEBRIEF:
Issue-Based EA Review 

11:30 – 12:00  PRACTICE DRILL:
Identifying Preliminary Issues

12:00 – 1:00 LUNCH (provided) 

1:00 – 1:30 DEBRIEF:
Identifying Preliminary Issues 

1:30 – 2:00 PRACTICE DRILL:
Eliminating Issues from Detailed Analysis 

2:00 – 2:10 BREAK 

2:10 – 2:30 PRACTICE DRILL (cont):
Eliminating Issues from Detailed Analysis 

2:30 – 3:00 DEBRIEF:
Eliminating Issues from Detailed Analysis 

3:00 – 3:10 BREAK

3:10 – 3:40 MINI-LECTURE:
Streamlined Impacts Analysis 

3:40 – 4:10  PRACTICE DRILL:
Analysis Planning – Cause and Effect 

4:10 – 4:30  DEBRIEF:
Analysis Planning – Cause and Effect

 

Day 3 - Thursday, October 10 - 8:30 - 4:30

8:30 – 9:00 PRACTICE DRILL:
Writing Streamlined Impacts Analysis 

9:00 – 9:20 DEBRIEF:
Student Exchange and Review of Impacts Analyses 

9:20 – 10:10 MINI-LECTURE:
Cumulative Impacts Analyses 

10:10 – 10:20 BREAK 

10:20 – 10:45 PRACTICE DRILL:
Writing Cumulative Impacts Analyses

10:45 – 11:00 DEBRIEF:
Student Exchange and Review of Cumulative Impacts Analyses 

11:00 – 11:10 BREAK 

11:10 – 11:40 MINI-LECTURE:
Finalizing EAs and EISs 

11:40 – 12:00 PRACTICE DRILL:
Responding to Comments 

12:00 – 1:00 LUNCH (provided) 

1:00 – 1:20 DEBRIEF: Responding to Comments 

1:20 – 1:50 MINI-LECTURE: Writing a Decision 

1:50 – 2:10 PRACTICE DRILL:
Writing a FONSI and/or Decision 

2:10 – 2:20 BREAK 

2:20 – 2:50 DEBRIEF:
Student Exchange and Review of Decisions 

2:50 – 3:10 MINI-LECTURE: Admin Record 

3:10 – 4:00  MINI-LECTURE:
The Changing Face of NEPA – Recent Updates 

4:00 – 4:30 Wrap-up and Q&A 

                                         

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