NEPA and NHPA: Navigating Procedural Requirements for Federal Projects



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Course Description

Live Webcast – November 24, 2020

  • 9:00-11:15am PT / 10:00-12:15pm MT / 11:00-1:15pm CT / 12:00-2:15pm ET

Federal agencies are required to evaluate the consequences of their actions, including effects of those actions on the environment and cultural resources. This administrative framework is the is routinely the subject of disagreement in litigation and political debate. This course will focus on two procedural statutes, the National Environmental Policy Act and the National Historic Preservation Act. In addition to detailing the basic statutory and regulatory parameters of these laws, this course will discuss common issues that arise during public comments and litigation, as well as recent regulatory reform and proposed reform. Practice tips and considerations for litigation and counseling clients in this area will be covered as well.

Attorney Mike CrossMike Cross
Mike Cross is a senior associate practicing in the Denver office. Mike’s practice focuses on oil and gas, mining and other natural resource industries. Specifically, Mike advises and represents clients in regulatory, compliance, permitting and operation issues, particularly in connection with federal procedural and environmental statutes and regulations.

Mike has significant commercial and industry-specific litigation experience. He has represented clients in complex state, federal and administrative agency litigation, including multidistrict litigation and a cross-border bankruptcy trial.

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2 General Credits

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  1. When federal agencies must conduct NEPA review
  2. Comparing Environmental Impact Statements, Environmental Assessments and Categorical Exclusions
  3. Public participation requirements
  4. Direct, indirect, and cumulative effects; reasonable alternatives; and the purpose and need for the proposed action
  5. Often litigated issues, including social cost of carbon, greenhouse gas emissions, and agency authority
  6. Recent regulatory reform and guidance
  7. When federal agencies must consider effects on historic properties and consult with parties
  8. Section 106 process
  9. Area of Potential Effects
  10. Historic Properties on Private land