Introduction to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and Federal Air Quality Permitting on Tribal Lands

This new 1-day course presents an introduction to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and federal air quality regulations and permitting requirements on tribal lands. The course discusses the NEPA “stop and think” process for federal projects including the required analyses and timeline. It also covers EPA’s New Source Review and Title V regulations, permitting requirements, and practical approaches to compliance. 


Course topics
  • NEPA overview
  • Components of a Categorical Exclusion, Environmental Assessment (EA), and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)
  • Role of the project proponent, lead agency, co-operating agencies, and the public
  • Evolving requirements for the air quality portion of a NEPA analysis
  • Air permitting on tribal lands
  • NSR program for minor sources, including new oil & gas provisions
  • Federal permitting considerations for major NSR and Title V sources
  • Ongoing compliance requirements under the federal permitting program, and strategies for maintaining compliance
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    Sep 05, 2018 -- Dickinson, ND
    8:00 AM - 4:00 PM