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Writing Effective Environmental Impact Statements (EIS) Under National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) (EGY461K)

Presented by: Tamar J. Cerafici
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Pre Recorded Webinar
60 minutes
Event Description

Learn How to Write Winning Environmental Impact Statements (EIS) with the Public in Mind.

If you're planning or consulting on a project that requires federal or state action - and you want to see it finished - you must know about National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and its state equivalents.

According to NEPA, federal agencies are required to develop environmental impact statements whenever they require to fund, approve, or carry out proposed actions that would significantly impact the quality of the human environment. Environmental Impact Statements (EIS) are basically prepared for some of the most complex and important actions undertaken by federal agencies. However, most of the people who are involved in the NEPA process do not fully know or understand the requirements that trigger the preparation of an EIS or the process of preparing them.

The NEPA process is incomplete without public participation. Failure to write the EIS without the public in mind can easily kill the project, resulting in costs for the agency and the project proponent.

In this informative webinar, NEPA attorney Tamar Cerafici will have an interactive discussion on environmental impact statements (EIS); various types of EIS; and the correct procedure for preparing them. You will not only understand the role of the EIS in NEPA implementation, but go through the essential content requirement of an EIS.

This session will focus on the public participation requirement, and will teach you to write your environmental impact statements with public participation in mind. Also, you will realize how these crucial documents are used in federal decision making. Through real case scenarios, Tamar will help you understand the process, determine whether you'll need an EIS, and learn the do's and don'ts to make your EIS an effective planning document.

Session Highlights:

  • Understand the NEPA process and recognize when to start paying attention to it
  • Why private project proponents should be aware of NEPA
  • Tips for an effective public presentation (what works - what doesn't, as well as open meeting requirements)
  • References and tips as part of the handout materials
  • Understand why a project's NEPA documentation is as important as its marketing brochure
  • Understand how state and federal agencies must comply with NEPA
  • Litigation - how NEPA can be used to stop projects
  • Key elements of a winning EIS
  • Why a good public participation plan is essential to a winning EIS
  • Identify key weaknesses of EIS before your opposition does
  • Understand different levels of environmental analysis
  • Create a business case for environmental analysis of your project

Who should attend?

  • Environmental Attorneys who are beginning their environmental practice
  • Attorneys in real estate development, construction, or energy practices
  • Construction professionals
  • Federal/state environmental agency professionals
  • Consultants
  • Public meeting facilitators
  • NGO/Public interest groups
  • Consultants who prepare NEPA documents
  • Interest groups involved in the NEPA process
About Our Speaker(s)

Tamar J. Cerafici | Environmental Laws SpeakerTamar J. Cerafici
Since the early 1990s, Tamar Cerafici has been helping the regulated community understand how complex environmental laws affect their bottom line. She’s worked with government agencies, small businesses and utilities, bridging the often wide gap between the way regulation is enforced and how – with creative plannin... More info

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