NHTSA has prepared a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (Draft EIS) pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act, 42 U.S.C. 4321-4347, and implementing regulations issued by the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ), 40 CFR part 1500, and NHTSA, 49 CFR part 520. NHTSA prepared the Draft EIS to analyze and disclose the potential environmental impacts of the proposed CAFE standards and a range of alternatives. The Draft EIS analyzes direct, indirect, and cumulative impacts and analyzes impacts in proportion to their significance.

Because of the link between the transportation sector and GHG emissions, the Draft EIS considers the possible impacts on climate and global climate change in the analysis of the effects of these proposed CAFE standards. The Draft EIS also describes potential environmental impacts to a variety of resources. Resources that may be affected by the proposed action and alternatives include energy, air quality, water resources, biological resources, land use and development, safety, hazardous materials and regulated wastes, noise, socioeconomics, and environmental justice. These resource areas are assessed qualitatively in the Draft EIS.

This page will continue to be a reference for all documents produced by NHTSA relevant to the NEPA process for the MYs 2017-2025 CAFE rulemaking.