Scoping


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A term used to identify the process for determining the range of issues related to a proposed action and for identifying significanti issues to be addressed in an environmental impact statementi. Scopingi may involve public meetings, field interviews with representatives of agencies and interest groups, discussions with resource specialists and managers, and comments received by the lead Federal agency in response to news releases, direct mailings, articles, and Internet postings about the proposed action.