Northwest Association of Environmental Professionals

NAEP/ACRA "Modernizing the NEPA Process" Webinar (11/19)

  • Thursday, November 19, 2020
  • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Online Event


Our friends at the National Association for Environmental Professionals (NAEP) and the American Cultural Resource Association (ACRA) are hosting a webinar outlining the possibilites of change to the NEPA Process — with a discounted price for NAEP members.


"Modernizing" the NEPA Process
or Returning to the Stone Age?

Integrating New Definitions for Key Language
in the NEPA–Section 106 Process

Thursday, November 19,  12:00 – 1:30 pm PT (3:00 pm EST)


NAEP and ACRA have joined forces to present another joint webinar.

This timely webinar brings together cultural heritage and NEPA practitioners and attorneys to unpack the new NEPA definitions of Direct and Indirect Impacts and Effects and discuss how these changes affect cultural resources review under Section 106 and NEPA.

The panelists, Matthew Adams, Michael D. Smith, Ph.D., and Heather Miller, Ph.D., along with moderator Marion Werkheiser, will highlight the recent James River transmission line court ruling (National Parks Conservation Association et al vs. Semonite) as a backdrop for the discussion. The panelists ask, "how would the James River court ruling be different under the new definitions?" The panelists will recap the court case, looking at the new vs. old language and how it might have affected the ruling and its impact on future cases. They will briefly present the history of the NEPA–106 process, assess traditional understandings of NHPA, and discuss how the new definition of effects will change consideration of cultural resources.

The registration price is $140; NAEP and ACRA members are eligible for the NAEP member price of $75.

For more information, or to reserve your spot, visit NAEP's website.

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