Environmental Program ~ Virginia National Guard

National Environmental Policy Act

The National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 requires all federal agencies to analyze environmental effects of their actions before they undertake a proposed activity.  The VAARNG conducts environmental analysis through Environmental Impact Statements (EIS), Environmental Assessments (EA), and Records of Environmental Consideration (REC).  Analysis of a project early in the planning stage allows us to make wise decisions with respect to our natural and cultural resources, and the human environment.