Conformity

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