|2.11 Overview of the NEPA Process Using Contractors|
|The Analysis Process | Purpose and Need for Action | Defining the Proposal | Connected, Cumulative, and Similar Actions | NEPA Issues | Internal Scoping | Alternatives | Affected Environment | Impacts | Determining the Appropriate NEPA Pathway | Using Contractors | The Administrative Record | Working with Other Agencies | Emergency Actions|
A NEPA document may be prepared by a contractor for either internally or externally generated proposals if no conflict of interest exists. If a contractor prepares an EIS or an EA, there must be a waiver prepared by NPS and signed by the contractor indicating the contractor has no financial or other interest in the outcome of the project. (1506.5). Even when a NEPA document is prepared by a contractor, NPS has the responsibility for ensuring its adequacy.
The following two templates can be used for preparing cost esimtes for environmental assessments. They are generic and the appropriate hours and rates must be entered. These files both require Microsoft Excel. When you click on one of the links below, Excel will open the file. Do a File>Save As to save the template to your hard disk.