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Regulations and Directives

The Environmental Planning and Historic Preservation program ensures that FEMA's activities and programs related to disaster response and recovery, hazard mitigation, and emergency preparedness comply with federal environmental and historic preservation laws and executive orders.

Find resources to help with compliance and learn about the applicable regulations.

National Environmental Policy Act

The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) is a federal law that established a national policy for the protection and maintenance of the environment.

Learn About NEPA Requirements

National Historical Preservation Act

The National Historical Preservation Act (NHPA) directs federal agencies to take into account the effect of any federally funded or assisted project on historic properties.

Learn About NHPA Requirements

Other Relevant Policies

Browse the below listing of laws and executive orders applicable to FEMA actions, or visit the full page of descriptions for all.

Last updated Jun 21, 2020