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ACTION: Section 2031 of the Water Resources Development Act of 2007 (Water Resources Development Act), Public Law 110–114, directed the Secretary of the Army to revise the ‘‘Economic and Environmental Principles and Guidelines for Water and Related Land Resources Implementation Studies’’ (Principles and Guidelines), dated March 10, 1983, consistent with several considerations enumerated in the Water Resources Development Act. The revised Principles and Guidelines, now referenced as the Principles, Requirements and Guidelines (PR&G), consist of three key components: (1) The Principles and Requirements (formerly called Principles and Standards), setting out broad policy and principles that guide investments; (2) the Interagency Guidelines, providing guidance to Federal agencies for determining the applicability of the Principles and Guidelines and for developing agency SUMMARY: DATES: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Economic and Environmental Principles and Guidelines for Water and Related Land Resources Implementation Studies; Final Interagency Guidelines PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 specific implementing procedures for formulating, evaluating, and comparing water resources projects, programs, activities and related actions; and (3) the Agency Specific Procedures, outlining agency-specific procedures for incorporating the Principles and Requirements into agency missions and programs. This notice informs the public that the Interagency Guidelines, the second key component of the modernized PR&G, are finalized and available at www.whitehouse.gov/administration/ eop/ceq/initiatives/PandG. The draft Interagency Guidelines were published in the Federal Register with a request for comments on March 27, 2013. Subsequent to public review and comment period, the final version of the Interagency Guidelines was developed through a collaborative interagency process that promoted the open exchange of information and perspectives. The process has engaged the public through formal public review and workshops. The updated and modernized PR&G will improve Federal government decision making related to investment in water resource projects and, thus, improve how our country plans for infrastructure projects. DATES: Effective June 15, 2015. The Interagency Guidelines are available at www.whitehouse.gov/ administration/eop/ceq/initiatives/ PandG. 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COUNCIL ON ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY


Economic and Environmental Principles and Guidelines for Water 
and Related Land Resources Implementation Studies; Final Interagency 
Guidelines

AGENCY: Council on Environmental Quality.

ACTION: Notice of availability of final interagency Economic and 
Environmental Principles and Guidelines for Water and Related Land 
Resources Implementation Studies.

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SUMMARY: Section 2031 of the Water Resources Development Act of 2007 
(Water Resources Development Act), Public Law 110-114, directed the 
Secretary of the Army to revise the ``Economic and Environmental 
Principles and Guidelines for Water and Related Land Resources 
Implementation Studies'' (Principles and Guidelines), dated March 10, 
1983, consistent with several considerations enumerated in the Water 
Resources Development Act. The revised Principles and Guidelines, now 
referenced as the Principles, Requirements and Guidelines (PR&G), 
consist of three key components: (1) The Principles and Requirements 
(formerly called Principles and Standards), setting out broad policy 
and principles that guide investments; (2) the Interagency Guidelines, 
providing guidance to Federal agencies for determining the 
applicability of the Principles and Guidelines and for developing 
agency specific implementing procedures for formulating, evaluating, 
and comparing water resources projects, programs, activities and 
related actions; and (3) the Agency Specific Procedures, outlining 
agency-specific procedures for incorporating the Principles and 
Requirements into agency missions and programs.
    This notice informs the public that the Interagency Guidelines, the 
second key component of the modernized PR&G, are finalized and 
available at www.whitehouse.gov/administration/eop/ceq/initiatives/PandG. The draft Interagency Guidelines were published in the Federal 
Register with a request for comments on March 27, 2013. Subsequent to 
public review and comment period, the final version of the Interagency 
Guidelines was developed through a collaborative interagency process 
that promoted the open exchange of information and perspectives. The 
process has engaged the public through formal public review and 
workshops. The updated and modernized PR&G will improve Federal 
government decision making related to investment in water resource 
projects and, thus, improve how our country plans for infrastructure 
projects.

DATES: Effective June 15, 2015.

ADDRESSES: The Interagency Guidelines are available at 
www.whitehouse.gov/administration/eop/ceq/initiatives/PandG.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Alexis Segal, Council on Environmental 
Quality, at 202-395-5750.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 2031 of the Water Resources 
Development Act of 2007 (Pub. L. 110-114) directed the Secretary of the 
Army to revise the ``Economic and Environmental Principles and 
Guidelines for Water and Related Land Resources Implementation 
Studies,'' dated March 10, 1983, consistent with several considerations 
enumerated in the Water Resources Development Act. The revised 
Principles and Requirements will provide guidance for agencies to 
implement the Principles and Guidelines.
    Additional information on the revision process is available a 
http://www.whitehouse.gov/administration/eop/ceq/initiatives/PandG.


    Authority:  Section 2031 of the Water Resources Development Act 
of 2007, Pub. L. 110-114, 121 Stat. 1041.


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    Dated: December 18, 2014.
Brenda Mallory,
General Counsel, Council on Environmental Quality.
[FR Doc. 2014-30170 Filed 12-23-14; 8:45 am]
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