Welcome to NOLA Environmental! This site has been set up to share with the public the efforts being made by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and other federal and state agencies in south Louisiana regarding the environmental compliance for proposed federal and state Hurricane Risk Reduction Projects. Additional information pertaining to other federal and state agencies' hurricane recovery efforts in southeast Louisiana will also be posted on the site as it becomes available.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mississippi Valley Division, New Orleans District implemented Alternative Arrangements on March 13, 2007 under the provisions of the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations for Implementing the National Environmental Policy Act (40 CFR § 1506.11) Learn more...

New Orleans, LA

NEPA Compliance

The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) (40 CFR § 1506.11) requires federal agencies to integrate environmental values into their decision making processes by considering the environmental impacts of their proposed actions and reasonable alternatives to those actions. To meet this requirement, USACE New Orleans District is preparing Individual Environmental Reports (IER).

What is NEPA?
USACE NEPA Questions & Answers
USACE Alternative Arrangements NEPA Process
USACE Alternative Arrangements NEPA Process Appendix

NHPA Compliance

Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) (36 CRF § 800) requires that all federal agencies funding, permitting, licensing, or assisting a project (or "undertakings") consider the effect of that undertaking on "historic properties" listed on or eligible for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places.

What is NHPA?
Citizen's Guide to Section 106
Development of a Programmatic Agreement