Council on Environmental Quality 2021 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

National Environmental Policy Act Implementing Regulations Revisions
Document Number: 2021-21867
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-10-07
Agency: Council on Environmental Quality, Executive Office of the President
The Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) is proposing to modify certain aspects of its regulations for implementing the procedural provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) to generally restore regulatory provisions that were in effect for decades before being modified in 2020. CEQ proposes these changes in order to better align the provisions with CEQ's extensive experience implementing NEPA, in particular its perspective on how NEPA can best inform agency decision making, as well as longstanding Federal agency experience and practice, NEPA's statutory text and purpose, including making decisions informed by science, and case law interpreting NEPA's requirements. The proposed rule would restore provisions addressing the purpose and need of a proposed action, agency NEPA procedures for implementing CEQ's NEPA regulations, and the definition of ``effects.'' CEQ invites comments on the proposed revisions.
Deadline for Agencies To Propose Updates to National Environmental Policy Act Procedures
Document Number: 2021-13770
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-06-29
Agency: Council on Environmental Quality, Executive Office of the President
The Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) is extending the deadline by two years for Federal agencies to develop or revise proposed procedures for implementing the procedural provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).
Guidance Document Procedures Rescission
Document Number: 2021-07398
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-04-13
Agency: Council on Environmental Quality, Executive Office of the President
On January 8, 2021, the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) issued a final rule to implement Executive Order (E.O.) 13891, ``Promoting the Rule of Law Through Improved Agency Guidance Documents.'' In accordance with E.O. 13992, ``Revocation of Certain Executive Orders Concerning Federal Regulation,'' this final rule rescinds CEQ's rule on guidance document procedures.
National Environmental Policy Act Guidance on Consideration of Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Document Number: 2021-03355
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-02-19
Agency: Council on Environmental Quality, Executive Office of the President
The Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) is rescinding its ``Draft National Environmental Policy Act Guidance on Consideration of Greenhouse Gas Emissions'' consistent with Executive Order (E.O.) 13990, ``Protecting Public Health and the Environment and Restoring Science to Tackle the Climate Crisis.''
Guidance Document Procedures
Document Number: 2020-28881
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-01-08
Agency: Council on Environmental Quality, Executive Office of the President
Pursuant to Executive Order (E.O.) 13891, ``Promoting the Rule of Law Through Improved Agency Guidance Documents,'' this final rule establishes the process that the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) will follow for issuing guidance documents. E.O. 13891 requires Federal agencies to finalize regulations or amend existing regulations to establish processes and procedures for issuing guidance documents.
Guidance Document Online Portal
Document Number: 2020-28879
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-08
Agency: Council on Environmental Quality, Executive Office of the President
In accordance with Executive Order (E.O.) 13891, ``Promoting the Rule of Law Through Improved Agency Guidance Documents,'' dated October 9, 2019, and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Memorandum M-20-02, dated October 31, 2019, the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) is providing notice of where the public may access CEQ guidance documents.