Appendix 4: State 'Mini-NEPAs' and Other State Environmental Review Requirements

AuthorNicholas C. Yost
State “Mini-NEPAs” and Other State Environmental Review Requirements Page 63
State “Mini-NEPAs” and
Other State Environmental Review Requirements
States with Environmental Policy Acts
Fifteen states, t he District of Columbia , and Puerto Rico have environmental policy act s or “little NEPAs.”
State Citation
Arkansas Ark. Stat. Ann. §8-1-101 (1987)
California Cal. Pub. Res. Code §§21000 et seq. (West 1982)
Connecticut Conn. Gen. Stat. Ann. §§22a-14 to 22a-20 (West Supp. 1974-1975)
District of
D.C. Code Ann. 1981 §§6-981 et seq.
Hawaii Hawaii Rev. Stat. §§343-1 to 343-8 (1985)
Indiana Ind. Code Ann. §§13-1-10-1 to 13-1-10-8 (West 1987)
Maryland Md. Nat. Res. Code Ann. §§1-301 to 1-305 (1983 and Supp. 1987)
Massachusetts Mass. Gen. Laws Ann. Ch. 30, §§61-62H
Minnesota Minn. Stat. Ann. §§116D.01 et seq. (West 1977 and Supp. 1981)
Montana Mont. Code Ann. §§75-1-101 to -105; §75-1-201 (1981)
New York N.Y. Envtl. Conserv. Law §§8-0101 to 8-0117 (McKinney 1984)
N.C. Gen. Stat. §§113A-1 to 10 (1978)
Puerto Rico P.R. Laws Ann. Tit. 12, §§1121-1127
South Dakota S.D. Codied Laws Ann. §§34A-9-1 to 34A-9-12
Virginia Va. Code §§10.1-1200 through 10.1-1212 (Subject to redenition by the Virginia General As-
sembly in 1992)
Washington Wash. Rev. Code §§43.21C.010-43.21C.910 (1974); Wash. Admin. Code R. 197-11
Wisconsin Wis. Stat. §§1.11 et seq.; Department of Natural Resources WEPA rules are found in Wis.
Admin. Code NR 150.01-40
States With Limited Environmental Review Requirements Established by
Statute, Executive Order, or Other Administrative Directives
Eighteen states and t he District of Columbia h ave limited environ mental rev iew requirements e stablished by stat-
ute, Executive Order, or other administr ative directives.
State Requirement
Arizona An Executive Order mandates that the Governor’s Commission on Arizona Environment
evaluate environmental problems, make recommendations to the Governor, and establish
a clearinghouse for the exchange of information relating to environmental problems and
their solutions.
Arkansas In addition to a “little NEPA,” Ark. Code Ann. §15-41-108 provides that the Arkansas Game
and Fish Commission must prepare an EIS for cutting timber on Commission land.

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