Environmental Compliance Regulations and Procedures

Title 22, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 216 (22 CFR 216)
These are USAID’s environmental impact assessment procedures. They are intended to implement the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1970, as amended (NEPA) as they affect the USAID program. 22 CFR 216 applies to all USAID programs, projects, activities and substantive amendments. Access the Environmental Compliance Procedures, Regulation 216 Booklet (PDF, 256KB). The following Spanish translation is made available for informational purposes. In the event of any conflict in interpretation between the English version and the Spanish version, the English version shall always control.

NEPAnet
This is the federal web page for the National Environmental Policy Act and its implementation. It includes many links to NEPA related material.

USAID Automated Directives System Chapter 204 (ADS 204) (PDF, 102KB)
This is USAID’s internal policy directive on applying 22 CFR 216 within the context of USAID’s administrative structure.

USAID Automated Directives System Chapter 201.3.12.2.b – Biosafety (PDF, 1.2MB)
This is USAID’s internal policy directive on the use of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs).

Last updated: November 07, 2013

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