The National Environmental Compliance Handbook (NECH) provides guidance to Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) officials about how to comply with Federal environmental requirements when delivering technical and financial assistance. The objectives of this Handbook are to: • Improve the quality of plans and decisions by integrating environmental considerations into the planning process; • Promote efficiency in preparing environmental documentation; • Provide a systematic framework for integrating the NRCS planning process and environmental requirements; and • Serve as a reference for NRCS environmental compliance procedures.
United States Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources Conservation Service, "National Environmental Compliance Handbook" (2003). All U.S. Government Documents (Utah Regional Depository). Paper 163.