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The National Environmental Policy Act

NASA NEPA Library

Welcome to NASA's NEPA Library, an electronic database of Environmental Assessments (EAs) and Environmental Impact Statements (EISs). Click here to view the database.

NEPA Fundamentals

The main objective of the NEPA process is to protect and enhance the quality of the human environment through three main initiatives. Click here to learn more about the fundamentals of NEPA.

Related Sites

NEPA at the Council on Environmental Quality.

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NEPA at the Environmental Protection Agency.

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NASA's Environmental Management Division Website.

 >View NASA EMD Website

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Blue Marble Awards
NASA's Environment and Energy Blue Marble Awards recognizes groups and individuals demonstrating exceptional environmental leadership in support of NASA's missions and goals.
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Office of Strategic Infrastructure
The Office of Strategic Infrastructure is a diverse organization supporting Agency missions by providing executive leadership, policy, technical expertise and oversight of Agency infrastructure and management systems.
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Eyes on our Blue Marble

Climate Change

NASA develops tools to address Greenhouse Gases (GHG) and Climate Change (CC) in NEPA documents. To read more about these tools, click here. To learn more about NASA's role in Climate Change, click here


Above: The image above shows the difference in size of Alaska's Columbia Glacier in 1986 (left) to its size in 2014 (right).


Reid Wiseman

During his 166 day mission to the International Space Station (ISS), Commander Reid Wiseman captured spectacular images of Earth. To view these images and videos, click here


Above: Commander Reid Wiseman captured lightning flashes during a thunderstorm from the International Space Station.


Earth Science

NASA's mission includes, "Advance understanding of Earth and develop technologies to improve the quality of life on our home planet." Read more about NASA's mission in the 2014 Strategic Plan.

For additional information on NASA's Programs and Projects that are studying Earth, please click one of the following links:


Above: NASA's "Eyes on the Earth" interactive tool allows users to explore the health of our planet.

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NEPA News

The EPA's NOA for the Mars 2020 Mission is now published in the Federal Register .

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NASA's Kennedy Space Center, Florida, announces plans to prepare an EIS for Centerwide Operations

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NASA has released the Record of Decision (ROD) for the Demolition and Environmental Cleanup Activities at Santa Susana Field Laboratory EIS

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NASA has published a Final EIS and issued a Record of Decision for the Sounding Rocket Program.

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NASA has prepared a FONSI adopting the USAF Supplemental EA for Falcon 9v1.1 launches from Florida.

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Page Last Updated: November 20th, 2014
Page Editor: Samuel Serafini