(a) This part establishes procedures for referring to the Council Federal interagency
disagreements concerning proposed major Federal actions that might cause unsatisfactory
environmental effects. It provides means for early resolution of such disagreements.
(b) Section 309 of the Clean Air Act (42 U.S.C. 7609) directs the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to review and comment
publicly on the environmental impacts of Federal activities, including actions for
which agencies prepare environmental impact statements. If, after this review, the Administrator determines that the matter is “unsatisfactory
from the standpoint of public health or welfare or environmental quality,” section 309 directs that the matter be referred to the Council (hereafter “environmental referrals”).
(c) Under section 102(2)(C) of NEPA (42 U.S.C. 4332(2)(C)), other Federal agencies may prepare similar reviews of environmental impact statements,
including judgments on the acceptability of anticipated environmental impacts. These reviews must be made available to the President, the Council, and the public.
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