Section 102 of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) contains a broad mandate to apply the policies of § 101 on an international plane. I explored these concepts initially on assignment as a member of the Legal Advisory Committee to the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) in 1969-1971, and published the analysis in 1974, after that Committee wound up its business. It is time for the CEQ to revisit the rest of § 102, and elaborate guidance and regulations for federal agencies to comply with and use the environmental management mandates in § 102(A), (B), (E), (F), (G), and (H).
Nicholas A. Robinson, NEPA at 40: International Dimensions, 39 Envtl. L. Rep. News & Analysis 10674 (2009), available at http://digitalcommons.pace.edu/lawfaculty/575/.