The Forest Service develops proposed actions and analyzes them in compliance with environmental laws and regulations, in particular the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) guides clean-up of hazardous waste sites.

CERCLA Cleanup Projects

The CERCLA process assesses site conditions, evaluates hazards to humans and the environment, determines the level of cleanup required and selects an appropriate cleanup alternative. 

NEPA Projects

The NEPA process begins with a proposed action that addresses a purpose and need for action. The NEPA process discloses environmental effects, involves public notice, invites public comment and results in a decision.

The level of NEPA analysis depends on the significance of the effects. Projects that fit a category of actions determined to not significantly affect the human environment fall into a Categorical Exclusion. Some CEs are documented in a Decision Memo.

If the proposed action is not covered by a Categorical Exclusion, an Environmental Impact Statement or an Environmental Assessment is prepared. A project with significant environmental effects has analysis documented in EIS. Its decision is a Record of Decision. 

A project without significant environmental effects has analysis documented in an Environmental Assessment. Its decision is a Decision Notice and Finding of No Significant Impact. 

The quarterly Schedule of Proposed Actions lists and describes in detail projects undergoing environmental analysis and documentation as Decision Memos, EAs and EISs.

The Schedule of Proposed Actions list does not include projects on the national forest led by a different agency.  See below for additional information about projects led by other agencies.

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Special Use Permit Reissues – Forest-wide

Reissue a backlog of expired special use permits for existing facilities or activities throughout the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest.  The permits were approved in previous NEPA decisions, there would be no new ground disturbance or changed conditions, and each facility or activity is in compliance with the terms and conditions of the permit.

Projects led by other agencies:

Index-Galena Road Milepost 6.4-Milepost 6.9 

          Emergency Relief for Federally Owned Roads (ERFO) Road Repairs

          Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) Transmission Line Right of Way Maintenance

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