7 CFR PART 1b
Title 7 Subtitle A PART 1b
PART 1b - NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL P
1b.3 Categorical exclusions.
1b.4 Exclusion of agencies.
Authority: 5 U.S.C. 301; 42 U.S.C. 4321 et se
as amended by E.O. 11991, 3 CFR, 1978 Co
356; 40 CFR 1507.3. Source: 48 FR 11403,
Sec. 1b.1 Purpose.
(a) This part supplements the regulations for
Policy Act (NEPA), for which regulations
Quality (CEQ) in 40 CFR parts 1500 thro
(b) This part sets forth Departmental policy c
of actions carried out by the Department
agencies which are excluded from the re
(48 FR 11403, Mar. 18, 1983, as amended a
Effective Date Note: At 60 FR 66481, Dec. 2
by removing the words 'This subpart' and add
the words 'Council of' and adding the words '
words 'The subpart' and adding the words 'Th
removing the word 'subpart' and adding the w
Sec. 1b.2 Policy.
(a) USDA agencies carry out programs for th
production of food, fiber, and forest produ
Nation's natural resources; and the prote
Programs to meet this mission are carrie
financial assistance to landowners and o
management of the National Forest Syst
l Policy for the National
ntal Policy Act
q.; E.O. 11514, 3 CFR, 1966-1970 Comp., p. 902,
mp., p. 123; E.O. 12114, 3 CFR, 1980 Comp., p.
Mar. 18, 1983, unless otherwise noted.
implementation of the National Environmental
were published by the Council on Environmental
ugh 1508. This part incorporates and adopts those
oncerning NEPA, establishes categorical exclusions
and its agencies, and sets forth those USDA
quirement to prepare procedures implementing
t 60 FR 66481, Dec. 22, 1995)
2, 1995, Sec. 1b.1 was amended in paragraph (a),
ing the words 'This part' in their place, by removing
Council on' in their place, and by removing the
is part' in their place, and in paragraph (b), by
ord 'part' in its place, effective January 22, 1996.
e purpose of encouraging sufficient and efficient
cts; proper management and conservation of the
ction of consumers through inspectio