National Environmental Policy Act Center

NEPA Center logoIn September 2010, the Secretary of the Air Force for Installations, Environment and Logistics, or SAF/IE, called for the establishment of the Air Force National Environmental Policy Act Center and set a course for the Air Force to get "back to basics" in complying with the National Environmental Policy Act. As a result, the NEPA Center was established in November 2010 and was realigned under the Air Force Civil Engineer Center's Environmental Directorate in 2013. As a result of the realignment, the center was renamed the NEPA Division.

What is NEPA?

On January 1, 1970, President Richard M. Nixon signed the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the world's first national declaration of environmental policy. NEPA outlined requirements of an environmental review process before any governmental decision to take an action. It also established the President's Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ), which coordinates environmental efforts with federal agencies in the development of environmental policies and initiatives. In 1978, the CEQ issued binding regulations which implement the procedural provisions of NEPA (40 CFR Parts 1500-1508).

Overall, NEPA promotes environmental, economic and social balance at federal agencies through compliance with NEPA's goal to "encourage productive and enjoyable harmony between man and his environment."

What is EIAP?

To meet federal requirements outlined in both NEPA and CEQ regulations, the Air Force codified their formal NEPA analysis process in 32 CFR Part 989 - Environmental Impact Analysis Process (EIAP). EIAP is the Air Force's NEPA compliance program. It also provides the framework for complying with overseas environmental impact analysis requirements."

What do they provide?

The NEPA Division offers expertise in the management and oversight of NEPA projects and in the implementation of new and streamlined approaches to support compliance with NEPA. The NEPA Center, located at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas at the Air Force Civil Engineer Center, offers a full range of services to provide technical, execution, oversight and program support for NEPA projects for installations, major commands, air staff and other clients in support of Air Force mission proposals.

Inquiries may be directed to the NEPA Division mailbox at afcec.czn.workflow@us.af.mil.

Holloman Environmental Assessment

HAFB base personnel will identify environmental aspects of its mission, and will, with the expertise provided by the Environmental CFT and environmental program managers, develop economically feasible and environmentally sound objectives and targets to address those aspects. HAFB will comply with all environmental laws and local requirements applicable to the vast missions conducted on the installation.  For more information on the Holloman Environmental program, click HERE.

Holloman AFB Environmental Scope and Commitment Statement

Holloman AFB Environmental Fact Sheet

Training Proposals for Holloman AFB

Pacific Long Range Strike Environmental Assessment

In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act, the Air Force Civil Engineering Center announced the availability of the Long Range Strike Weapon Systems Evaluation Program Draft Environmental Assessment/Overseas Environmental Assessment and Draft Finding of No Significant Impact for public review. Comments were requested to help the Air Force understand public concerns in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act.

The public comment period for the Draft EA/OEA was from 27 July 2016 until 26 August 2016. Final documents are posted below.

For more information or to comment on these proposed actions, contact: AFCEC Public Affairs, 2261 Hughes Ave., JBSA-Lackland, Texas 78236, Tel: 1-866-725-7617; Comm: (210) 925-0956, or email: afcec.czn.nepacenter@us.af.mil.

Relevant documents are
Final Finding of No Significant Impact
Mitigation and Monitoring Plan
Letter of Authorization
National Marine Fisheries Service’s Biological Opinion
Environmental Assessment 
2016 Finding of No Significant Impact
Public Notice

MQ-9 Operations Group Beddown (Base X)

MQ-9 ReaperIn compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act, the Air Force Civil Engineer Center announced the availability of the MQ-9 Operations Group (Base X) Beddown Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) and unsigned Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for public review. Comments were requested to help the Air Force understand public concerns in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act.

The public comment period for the Draft EA was Oct. 10 to Nov. 8, 2017. Final documents are posted below.

For more information, contact AFCEC Public Affairs, 2261 Hughes Ave., JBSA-Lackland, Texas 78236, Tel: 1-866-725-7617; Comm: (210) 925-0956.


Relevant documents are:

Final Environmental Assessment and signed Finding of No Significant Impact

Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam DCGS Draft Environmental Assessment

A Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) and Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) have been prepared by the United States Air Force to analyze the impacts of construction and operation of a Distributed Common Ground Station (DCGS) Pacific Hub at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPHH), Wahiawa Annex, Oahu, Hawaii.

An electronic copy of the Draft EA can be found HERE (13MB) and the Draft FONSI can be found HERE

AFCEC AF Form 813 Tool

The AFCEC Air Force (AF) Form 813 Tool automates and centralizes the AF813 submittal, review, and approval process for active AF and AF Reserve components. While installations are not obligated to use the AF Form 813 Tool, the tool enables requirement owners, NEPA program managers, environmental, functional, and legal reviewers; environmental planning function personnel, and AFCEC/CZN to review, manage, track. approve, and print AF Form 813s.

The AF Form 813 Tool is hosted on a secure SharePoint environment, accessible by a Common Access Card; users should choose their Authentication Certificate upon access HERE.