EPA already publishes all Notices of Availability for NEPA documents; DOE and NNSA publish their own Notices of Availability in addition to the EPA notices. Save money by eliminating DOE and NNSA notices. A one paragraph meeting notice would suffice to inform the public about hearings and save a lot of money each year by eliminating a large number of inches of space published in the Federal Register.
Increase the level of Categorical Exclusions to decrease the amount of documentation needed to do basic actions.
NEPA has morphed into an expensive, time-consuming process. For instance, CEQ advises that an EA should be concise and about 10-15 pages. The Navy's EAs are 100-300 pages (before appendices), cost $100-350K, and consume 1200-2500 labor hours.
1) Move all recreation site information from all agencies to Recreation.gov - regardless of if the site needs a reservation. Update the site to make it searchable by ammenity, feature, location, etc.
2) Add an interactive mapping feature to recreation.gov that would also include site maps for campgrounds, pictures of every site... more »
Leverage XML or (at the lowest end of the technology challenges) MS Word to develop building blocks of content.
Use and recycle building block content across multiple projects and multiple documents.
Manage comment periods more efficiently by using tagging/metadata for data mining opportunities.
All of the above also promotes a paperless process.