48. - Ensure timely preparation of NEPA analyses

Text from the Recreational Hunting and Wildlife Conservation Plan, 2008, Page 45

NEPA documents are time-consuming; however, there are several ideas for keeping their production timely. Federal agencies can keep an electronic library of routinely useful analytical information and text for use in new NEPA documents. Agencies can retain cooperating agencies in state and local government. Agencies can also hire NEPA analysts and pay federal analysts competitively with analysts in the private sector.

Assessment of Status: Partially Complete

Measurement of "timely" is difficult and may not be measurable. The MOU facilitates cooperation between federal and local governments and the federal government is expanding an electronic library. However, the federal government cannot pay NEPA analysts under a different pay structure than other government employees.

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