Planning / NEPA Forum - NEPA Problem-Solving, Part 1 (July 30, 2014)

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This broadcast is another in a series of Planning/NEPA Forums, presented by the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) National Training Center (NTC). These forums cover current and important planning- or NEPA- related topics. Previous topics include: connected actions, purpose and need, administrative record, cooperating agencies, and contracting.

This program was originally broadcast on July 30, 2014.  Length:  90 minutes.  Topic: NEPA Problem-Solving, Part 1

Program Description:  The expert panel answered NEPA questions submitted in advance by BLM field office staff. The topics covered were:  

  1.  NEPA Process
  2. Streamlining the NEPA Process
  3. Tiering-Incorporation by Reference-Adopting Analysis
  4. Public and ID Team Involvement
  5. Alternatives

Target Audience: BLM NEPA practitioners and decision makers.

Expert Panel: 

Chris Carlton, Planning & Environmental Coordinator, Spokane (WA) District Office
Gloria Tibbetts, Planning & Environmental Coordinator, Phoenix (AZ) District Office
Jennifer Montoya, Planning & Environmental Coordinator, Las Cruces (NM) District Office
Leah Baker, Planning & Environmental Analyst, Washington Office, Div of Decision Support, Plng & NEPA
Mike Gieryic, Attorney Advisor, DOI Office of Regional Solicitor, Alaska Region (AK)
Phil Lowe, Attorney Advisor, DOI Office of Regional Solicitor, Rocky Mountain Region (CO)
Cathy Humphrey, Host & NEPA Training Coordinator, National Training Center (AZ)