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An arched culvert designed with the Stream Simulation Approach on the Green Mountain National Forest days after the Hurricane Irene catastrophe shows no stream blockage. (Photo/USFS)

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Proposed changes to NEPA aim for more efficient environmental analysis

Under proposed new rules to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the U.S. Forest Service is hoping to streamline its environmental analysis procedures in certain circumstances while still following the requirements laid out in the NEPA.