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FOIA: Ballistic Missile Defense Organization's NEPA Guide

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posted on Feb, 27 2008 @ 09:01 AM
Ballistic Missile Defense Organization's NEPA Guide
Good Quality Scans of the BMDO's NEPA Guide regarding Environmental Awareness and Impact

Document date: 1993-08-02
Department: Department of Defense BMDO
Author: Maj. Gen. Malcolm R. O'Neill
Document type: Report
pages: 44


Archivist's Notes: Report discusses the Ballistic Missile Defense Organization commitment to environmental compliance and protection in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act.


posted on Mar, 5 2008 @ 09:01 PM
Ballistic Missile Defense Organisation NEPA Guide. 44 pages (1993)

The Guide’s first few pages consist of the Contents,
Quotes from Bill Clinton on Earth Day,
Memorandum by Malcolm R. O’Neill Major General DoD Director
outlining the importance of following the guide to be good stewards of the environment whilst research & development is undertaken along with testing mission activities.

Pdf pg 8 BMDO NEPA compliance:
NEPA analysis and the resulting documents are intended to assist decisionmakers in understanding the environmental consequences of their decisions. Adverse impacts need not preclude BMDO from taking actions required to accomplish its mission.

NEPA requires an evaluation of the environmental effects of a proposed action, including its alternatives. Depending on whether or not an undertaking could significantly affect the environment, one of three levels of NEPA analysis and documentation is required:

• A categorical Exclusion, documented in a Record of Environmental Consideration.

• An Environmental Assessment

• An Environmental Impact Statement.

The balance of the document is made up of categories such as:
Actions requiring NEPA analysis, what to do to comply,
documents and procedures, compliance flowchart,
preparing the documents, alternatives for analysis and decisionmaking (identifies trade-offs to include technological options,
budgetary considerations, and environmental concerns), identifying reasonable alternatives (the key to full compliance with NEPA), other statutory and regulatory requirements to consider,
who is responsible, BMDO responsibilities,
agencies that BMDO must consult, financial and staff resources required to comply, regulations and checklists.

posted on Mar, 8 2008 @ 12:07 PM
This is one of FOIA documents that deals with the ballistic missile defense. So far in our archives we've documented few materials with the same contain. Related ATS FOIA threads:

FOIA: Ballistic Missile Defense Program Information Package

FOIA: BMD Technology Program Overview

FOIA: Strategic Defense Initiative Technology Survivability and Software Report

And there are more study done in the recent years. I simple search turned out countless reports and documentation regarding BMD. For all interested in weaponry this documents are Ali Baba's treasure cave


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