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In connection with the rulemaking to establish passenger car and light truck CAFE standards for model years 2017 and beyond, NHTSA prepared the Draft and Final Environmental Impact Statements (EIS) linked below to analyze the environmental impacts of the proposed standards. The EISs compare the environmental impacts of NHTSA's Preferred Alternative and reasonable alternatives, including a "No Action" Alternative, pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 4321 et seq., and implementing regulations issued by the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) and the Department of Transportation. The EISs analyze direct, indirect, and cumulative impacts to inform decision-makers and the public of the environmental impacts of the various alternatives.

Final EIS (July 2012)

Draft EIS (November 2011)