GENERAL CONFORMITY - EXEMPT FEDERAL ACTIONS


  1. Total of direct and indirect emissions are below de minimis thresholds
  2. No net increase in emissions:
    • judicial and legislative proceedings
    • recurring activities such as permit renewals
    • rulemaking, policy development and issuance
    • routine maintenance and repair activities
    • civil and criminal enforcement activities
    • administrative actions
    • routine, recurring transportation of materials and personnel
    • routine movement of mobile assets (e.g. ships, aircraft, etc.)
    • maintenance dredging and debris disposal
    • future activities similar to existing activities
    • granting of leases, licenses
    • planning studies
    • routine operation of facilities, assets, and equipment
    • transfers of ownership, interests, and titles
    • designation of empowerment zones
    • actions by any banking agencies or Federal Reserve Banks

  3. Actions where the emissions are not reasonably foreseeable:
    • outer continental shelf sales
    • electric power marketing

  4. Actions which implement a decision to carry out a conforming program
  5. Portion of an action that includes major new or modified stationary sources that require a permit
  6. Actions in response to natural disasters
  7. Research, investigations, studies
  8. Alteration and additions to existing structures as required by environmental legislation/regulations
  9. Direct emissions from remedial and removal actions carried out under CERCLA