(a) NEPA exception
The ministerial issuance or amendment of an organizational camp
special use authorization shall not be subject to the National
Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.).
(b) Rule of construction
For purposes of subsection (a), the ministerial issuance or
amendment of an authorization occurs only when the issuance or
amendment of the authorization would not change the physical
environment or the activities, facilities, or program of the
operations governed by the authorization, and at least one of the
(1) The authorization is issued upon a change in control of the
holder of an existing authorization.
(2) The holder, upon expiration of an authorization, is issued
a new authorization.
(3) The authorization is amended -
(A) to effectuate administrative changes, such as
modification of the land use fee or conversion to a new special
use authorization form; or
(B) to include nondiscretionary environmental standards or to
conform with current law.