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National Ocean Council; Strategic Action Plan Content Outlines
Document Number: 2011-14056
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-09
Agency: Council on Environmental Quality, Executive Office of the President
On July 19, 2010, President Obama signed Executive Order 13547 establishing a National Policy for the Stewardship of the Ocean, our Coasts, and the Great Lakes (``National Ocean Policy''). The National Ocean Policy provides an implementation strategy, which describes nine priority objectives that seek to address some of the most pressing challenges facing the ocean, our coasts, and the Great Lakes. The National Ocean Council is responsible for developing strategic action plans for each of the nine priority objectives. As a first step, Federal interagency writing teams have developed content outlines for each draft strategic action plan. The NOC is seeking public review and comment of these content outlines. The purpose of the draft content outlines (outlines) is to provide the public with an initial view of potential actions that could be taken to further the national priority objectives. As such, they are an interim step toward development of the first full draft of each strategic action plan. In developing the outlines, the writing teams were informed by the comments received during an initial public scoping period that closed on April 29. Each outline presents in bulleted form potential actions to further the particular priority objective. It describes the reasons for taking the action, expected outcomes and milestones, gaps and needs in science and technology, and the timeframe for completing the action. The outlines also provide an overview of the priority objective, greater context for the strategic action plan in implementing the National Ocean Policy, and an overview of the preparation of the plan . Public comments received on the outlines will be collated and posted on the NOC Web site. The comments on the outlines will inform the preparation of full draft strategic action plans, which will be released for public review in the fall of 2011, allowing additional opportunity for the public to provide comments. Final strategic action plans are expected to be completed by early 2012.
Call for Innovative National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Pilot Project Proposals
Document Number: 2011-6760
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-03-23
Agency: Council on Environmental Quality, Executive Office of the President
The Chair of the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) invites the public and federal agencies to nominate innovative pilot projects that accomplish the NEPA goals of transparency and informed decisionmaking in a more timely and effective manner. Nominations will be accepted via online submission until June 15, 2011. CEQ will track and publicize the progress of selected pilot projects as part of its NEPA Pilot Program, to identify and promote more efficient ways to do effective environmental reviews that can be replicated across the Federal Government. The NEPA Pilot Project Program is part of CEQ's broad effort to modernize and reinvigorate federal agency implementation of NEPA through innovation, public engagement, and transparency. The NEPA Pilot Program will also facilitate a review under section 6 of Executive Order 13563, ``Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review,'' of provisions of CEQ's NEPA Regulations that may be outmoded, ineffective, insufficient, or excessively burdensome. 76 FR 3821, Jan. 21, 2011; 40 CFR 1500-1508.
Instructions for Implementing Climate Change Adaptation Planning in Accordance With Executive Order 13514
Document Number: 2011-5405
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-03-09
Agency: Council on Environmental Quality, Executive Office of the President
The Chair of the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) is issuing instructions to Federal agencies for integrating climate change adaptation into agency policies and practices, as required under Executive Order 13514 (``Executive Order'' or ``E.O. 13514''), ``Federal Leadership in Environmental, Energy, and Economic Performance,'' signed by President Obama on October 5, 2009. 74 FR 52117, Oct. 8, 2009. The purpose of the Executive Order is to establish an integrated strategy toward sustainability in the Federal Government and to make reduction of greenhouse gas emissions a priority for Federal agencies. Section 5(b) of E.O. 13514 directs the Chair of CEQ to issue instructions to implement the Executive Order. The Instructions for Implementing Climate Change Adaptation Planning are now available at: http://www.whitehouse.gov/administration/eop/ceq/ initiatives/adaptation.
Final Guidance for Federal Departments and Agencies on the Appropriate Use of Mitigation and Monitoring and Clarifying the Appropriate Use of Mitigated Findings of No Significant Impact
Document Number: 2011-1188
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-01-21
Agency: Council on Environmental Quality, Executive Office of the President
The Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) is issuing its final guidance for Federal departments and agencies on the appropriate use of mitigation in Environmental Assessments (EAs) and Environmental Impact Statements (EISs) under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The guidance was developed to modernize, reinvigorate, and facilitate and increase the transparency of NEPA implementation. This guidance outlines principles Federal agencies should apply in the development of their NEPA implementing regulations and procedures to guide their consideration of measures to mitigate adverse environmental impacts in EAs and EISs; their commitments to carry out mitigation made in related decision documents, such as the Record of Decision; the implementation of mitigation; and the monitoring of mitigation outcomes during and after implementation. This guidance also outlines principles agencies should apply to provide for public participation and accountability in the development and implementation of mitigation and monitoring efforts that are described in their NEPA documentation. Mitigation commitments should be explicitly described as ongoing commitments and should specify measurable performance standards and adequate mechanisms for implementation, monitoring, and reporting. In addition, this guidance affirms the appropriateness of what is traditionally referred to as a ``mitigated Finding of No Significant Impact.'' Mitigated Findings of No Significant Impact (FONSIs) can result when an agency concludes its NEPA review with an EA that is based on a commitment to mitigate significant environmental impacts, so that a more detailed EIS is not required. As explained in this guidance, an agency does not have to prepare an EIS when the environmental impacts of a proposed action can be mitigated to a level where the agency can make a FONSI determination, provided that the agency or a project applicant commits to carry out the mitigation, and establishes a mechanism for ensuring the mitigation is carried out. When a FONSI depends on successful mitigation, the requisite mitigation commitments should be made public.
Final Guidance for Federal Departments and Agencies on Establishing, Applying, and Revising Categorical Exclusions Under the National Environmental Policy Act
Document Number: 2010-30017
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-12-06
Agency: Council on Environmental Quality, Executive Office of the President
The Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) is issuing its final guidance on categorical exclusions. This guidance provides methods for substantiating categorical exclusions, clarifies the process for establishing categorical exclusions, outlines how agencies should engage the public when establishing and using categorical exclusions, describes how agencies can document the use of categorical exclusions, and recommends periodic agency review of existing categorical exclusions. A categorical exclusion is a category of actions that a Federal agency determines does not normally result in individually or cumulatively significant environmental effects. This guidance clarifies the rules for establishing, applying, and revising categorical exclusions. It applies to categorical exclusions established by Federal agencies in accordance with CEQ regulations for implementing the procedural provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act. The guidance was developed to assist agencies in making their implementation of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) more transparent and efficient.
Final Guidance, “Federal Greenhouse Gas Accounting and Reporting”
Document Number: 2010-26139
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-18
Agency: Council on Environmental Quality, Executive Office of the President
On October 5, 2009, President Obama signed Executive Order 13514 (``Executive Order'' or ``E.O. 13514''), entitled ``Federal Leadership in Environmental, Energy, and Economic Performance.'' 74 FR 52117, Oct. 8, 2009. The purpose of the Executive Order is to establish an integrated strategy toward sustainability in the Federal Government and to make reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions a priority for Federal agencies. Among other provisions, E.O. 13514 requires agencies to measure, report, and reduce their GHG emissions. It also requires the Chair of the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) to issue guidance establishing government-wide requirements for Federal agencies in calculating and reporting GHG emissions associated with agency operations. This Final Guidance, ``Federal Greenhouse Gas Accounting and Reporting,'' is available as of October 6, 2010 at: http:// www.whitehouse.gov/administration/eop/ceq/sustainability/fed- ghg.
Draft Guidance, “Federal Greenhouse Gas Accounting and Reporting”
Document Number: 2010-20112
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-16
Agency: Council on Environmental Quality, Executive Office of the President
This notice extends the comment period on draft guidance published in the Federal Register on July 16, 2010. The original date that the comment period would end was August 16, 2010. That date will now be extended until September 1, 2010
Revision of Freedom of Information Act Regulations
Document Number: 2010-19841
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-08-11
Agency: Council on Environmental Quality, Executive Office of the President
This document amends the Council on Environmental Quality's (CEQ) regulations governing the disclosure of information pursuant to the requests made under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). These revisions also reflect the principles established by President Obama's Presidential Memoranda on ``Transparency and Open Government'' and ``Freedom of Information Act'' issued on January 21, 2009 and Attorney General Holder's Memorandum on ``The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)'' issued on March 19, 2009. Additionally, the regulations have been updated to reflect CEQ's policy and practices and reaffirm its commitment to providing the fullest possible disclosure of records to the public. The regulations provide for an online FOIA Requester Service Center and Reading Room; electronic FOIA requests; access to records published or released under FOIA in electronic format, provided the record is readily reproducible in that form or format; designation of a Chief FOIA Officer and FOIA Public Liaison; referral of requests to appropriate Federal agencies or consultation with another agency, if appropriate; review of requests in order of receipt; multi-tacking of FOIA requests based on the amount of time and work involved in processing requests; revision of CEQ's initial determination period from 10 days to 20 days, beginning on the date CEQ receives a written request; assignment of individualized tracking numbers for certain requests; tolling of the time limit for CEQ to act on a request; expedited processing of FOIA requests upon showing a showing of compelling need; CEQ consultations with a requester to determine if a FOIA request may be modified to allow for a more timely response, or to arrange an alternative time frame for a response; informing the requester of the volume of requested material withheld and the extent of deletions in records released in response to a FOIA request; increase in time for appeal from 45 to 60 days from the date of denial of a request; extension of the time limit to respond to a request in ``unusual circumstances,'' and aggregation of clearly related requests by a single requester or group of requesters. Further, CEQ's fee structure is revised to include a method for computing fees based upon the classification of the requester and the base pay of the employee making the search, an increase of copying costs from $0.10 to $0.15 per page, and a provision for waiving fees. Additional administrative changes include reorganizing, renumbering, and renaming of the FOIA
Interagency Ocean Policy Task Force-Final Recommendations of the Interagency Ocean Policy Task Force
Document Number: 2010-18950
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-03
Agency: Council on Environmental Quality, Executive Office of the President
On June 12, 2009, the President established an Interagency Ocean Policy Task Force, led by the Chair of the Council on Environmental Quality. The Task Force was charged with developing, with appropriate public input, a recommended national policy for the stewardship of the ocean, our coasts, and the Great Lakes; a framework for policy coordination, including specific recommendations to improve coordination and collaboration among Federal, State, tribal, and local authorities, and regional governance structures; an implementation strategy that identifies a set of priority objectives; and a framework for effective costal and marine spatial planning.
Draft Guidance, “Federal Greenhouse Gas Accounting and Reporting”
Document Number: 2010-17352
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-07-16
Agency: Council on Environmental Quality, Executive Office of the President
On October 5, 2009, President Obama signed Executive Order (E.O.) 13514Federal Leadership in Environmental, Energy, and Economic Performance (74 FR 52117) in order to establish an integrated strategy toward sustainability in the Federal Government and to make reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions a priority for Federal agencies. Among other provisions, E.O. 13514 requires agencies to measure, report, and reduce their GHG emissions.
Review of MMS NEPA Policies, Practices, and Procedures for OCS Oil and Gas Exploration and Development
Document Number: 2010-13111
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-28
Agency: Council on Environmental Quality, Executive Office of the President
On May 17, 2010, the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) informed the Department of the Interior (DOI) that CEQ was conducting a 30 day review National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) policies, practices, and procedures for the Minerals Management Service (MMS) decisions for Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) oil and gas exploration and development.
Draft Principles and Standards Sections of the “Economic and Environmental Principles and Guidelines for Water and Related Land Resources Implementation Studies”; Initiation of Revision and Request for Comments
Document Number: 2010-4501
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-03-04
Agency: Council on Environmental Quality, Executive Office of the President
This notice extends the comment period on a notice published in the Federal Register on December 9, 2009 (74 FR 65102). The original date that the comment period would end was March 5, 2010. That date will now be extended until April 5, 2010.
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Draft Guidance, “NEPA Mitigation and Monitoring.”
Document Number: 2010-3535
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-02-23
Agency: Council on Environmental Quality, Executive Office of the President
On February 18, 2010, the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) announced four steps to modernize, reinvigorate, and ease the use and increase the transparency of implementation of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). Enacted in 1970, NEPA is a fundamental tool used to harmonize our economic, environmental, and social aspirations and is a cornerstone of our Nation's efforts to protect the environment. NEPA recognizes that many Federal activities affect the environment and mandates that Federal agencies consider the environmental impacts of their proposed actions before acting. Additionally, NEPA emphasizes public involvement in government actions affecting the environment by requiring that the benefits and the risks associated with proposed actions be assessed and publicly disclosed.
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Draft Guidance, “Consideration of the Effects of Climate Change and Greenhouse Gas Emissions.”
Document Number: 2010-3532
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-02-23
Agency: Council on Environmental Quality, Executive Office of the President
On February 18, 2010, the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) announced four steps to modernize, reinvigorate, and ease the use and increase the transparency of implementation of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). Enacted in 1970, NEPA is a fundamental tool used to harmonize our economic, environmental, and social aspirations and is a cornerstone of our Nation's efforts to protect the environment. NEPA recognizes that many Federal activities affect the environment and mandates that Federal agencies consider the environmental impacts of their proposed actions before acting. Additionally, NEPA emphasizes public involvement in government actions affecting the environment by requiring that the benefits and the risks associated with proposed actions be assessed and publicly disclosed.
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Draft Guidance, Establishing, Applying, and Revising Categorical Exclusions Under the National Environmental Policy Act
Document Number: 2010-3531
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-02-23
Agency: Council on Environmental Quality, Executive Office of the President
On February 18, 2010, the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) announced four steps to modernize, reinvigorate, and ease the use and increase the transparency of implementation of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). Enacted in 1970, NEPA is a fundamental tool used to harmonize our economic, environmental, and social aspirations and is a cornerstone of our Nation's efforts to protect the environment. NEPA recognizes that many Federal activities affect the environment and mandates that Federal agencies consider the environmental impacts of their proposed actions before acting. Additionally, NEPA emphasizes public involvement in government actions affecting the environment by requiring that the benefits and the risks associated with proposed actions be assessed and publicly disclosed.
Interagency Ocean Policy Task Force-Interim Framework for Effective Coastal and Marine Spatial Planning
Document Number: E9-30071
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-18
Agency: Council on Environmental Quality, Executive Office of the President
On June 12, 2009, the President established an Interagency Ocean Policy Task Force, led by the Chair of the Council on Environmental Quality. The Task Force was charged with, within 180 days, developing a recommended framework for effective coastal and marine spatial planning.
Draft Principles and Standards Sections of the “Economic and Environmental Principles and Guidelines for Water and Related Land Resources Implementation Studies”; Initiation of Revision and Request for Comments
Document Number: E9-29270
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-09
Agency: Council on Environmental Quality, Executive Office of the President
Section 2031 of the Water Resources Development Act of 2007 (Pub. L. 110-114) directs the Secretary of the Army to revise the ``Economic and Environmental Principles and Guidelines for Water and Related Land Resources Implementation Studies,'' (P&G) dated March 10, 1983, consistent with a number of considerations enumerated in the statute. The Administration has initiated the development of uniform planning standards for the development of water resources that would apply to water resources development programs and activities government-wide, to agencies in addition to the traditional water resources development agencies covered under the current Principles and Guidelines: the Army Corps of Engineers, Bureau of Reclamation (Interior), Natural Resources Conservation Service (USDA), and Tennessee Valley Authority. Therefore, the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ), in coordination with the Office of Management and Budget, has implemented a two phase interagency process revising the planning guidance. The first phase focused on facilitating interagency revisions to the ``Principles and Standards'' (Chapter I of the existing P&G) of Principles and Guidelines for planning water resources
Revision of Freedom of Information Act Regulations
Document Number: E9-27234
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-11-13
Agency: Council on Environmental Quality, Executive Office of the President
The Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) is proposing to amend its Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) regulations to reflect its current policy and practice and to implement changes to the FOIA. These proposed regulations reaffirm CEQ's commitment to providing the fullest possible disclosure of records to the public. The proposal provides for an online FOIA Requester Service Center and Reading Room; electronic FOIA requests; access to records published or released under FOIA in electronic format, provided the record is readily reproducible in that form or format; designation of a Chief FOIA Officer and FOIA Public Liaison; referral of requests to appropriate Federal agencies or consultation with another agency, if appropriate; review of requests in order of receipt; multi-tracking of FOIA requests based on the amount of time and work involved in processing requests; revision of CEQ's initial determination period from 10 days to 20 days, beginning on the date CEQ receives a written request; assignment of individualized tracking numbers for certain requests; tolling of the time limit CEQ has to act on a request; expedited processing of FOIA requests upon a showing of compelling need; CEQ consultations with a requester to determine if a FOIA request may be modified to allow for a timely response, or to arrange an alternative timeframe for a response; informing the requester of the volume of requested material withheld and the extent of deletions in records released in response to a FOIA request; reduction in time for appeal from 45 to 30 days of denial of a request; extension of the time limit to respond to a request in ``unusual circumstances''; and aggregation of clearly related requests by a single requester or group of requesters. Further, CEQ's fee structure is revised to include a method for computing fees based upon the classification of the requester and the base pay of the employee making the search, an increase of copying costs from $0.10 to $0.15 per page, and a provision for waiving fees. Additional administrative changes including reorganizing, renumbering, and
Interagency Ocean Policy Task Force-Interim Report
Document Number: E9-22868
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-23
Agency: Council on Environmental Quality, Executive Office of the President
On June 12, 2009, the President established an Interagency Ocean Policy Task Force, led by the Chair of the Council on Environmental Quality. The President's memorandum charged the Task Force with, within 90 days, developing recommendations that include: (1) A national policy for the oceans, our coasts, and the Great Lakes; (2) a United States framework for policy coordination of efforts to improve stewardship of the oceans, our coasts, and the Great Lakes; and (3) an implementation strategy that identifies and prioritizes a set of objectives the United States should pursue to meet the objectives of a national policy.
Economic and Environmental Principles and Guidelines for Water and Related Land Resources Implementation Studies; Initiation of Revision and Request for Suggested Changes
Document Number: E9-15517
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-07-01
Agency: Council on Environmental Quality, Executive Office of the President
Section 2031 of the Water Resources Development Act of 2007 (Pub. L. 110-114) directs 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 a number of considerations enumerated in the statute. The Administration is considering developing uniform planning standards for the development of water resources that would apply government- wide, including agencies other than the traditional water resources development agencies covered under the current Principles and Guidelines: the Army Corps of Engineers, Bureau of Reclamation (Interior), Natural Resources Conservation Service (USDA), and Tennessee Valley Authority. Therefore, the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) will facilitate an interagency drafting of revised Principles and Guidelines for planning water resources projects that could be applied government-wide.
The National Environmental Policy Act
Document Number: E8-2554
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-02-12
Agency: Council on Environmental Quality, Executive Office of the President
The Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) has published ``A Citizen's Guide to the NEPAHaving Your Voice Heard.'' The guide explains the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), and how it is implemented, as well as how people outside the Federal government individual citizens, private sector permit applicants, members of organized groups, and representatives of Tribal, State, or local governmentscan better participate in the Federal environmental impact assessment process. This informational guide contains no new requirements.
The National Environmental Policy Act and Collaboration
Document Number: E7-21881
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-07
Agency: Council on Environmental Quality, Executive Office of the President
The Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) has published ``Collaboration in NEPAA Handbook for NEPA Practitioners.'' Designed to assist Federal agencies in more effective use of collaboration throughout the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process, the handbook is a product of an interagency work group. Public comments were solicited and the handbook was finalized after considering the comments received. ``Collaboration in NEPA'' is available from CEQ and can be accessed at http://www.NEPA.gov under the heading ``Current Developments.''
Instructions for Implementing Executive Order 13423
Document Number: E7-11715
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-06-18
Agency: Council on Environmental Quality, Executive Office of the President
On January 24, 2007, President Bush signed Executive Order 12343, ``Strengthening Federal Environmental, Energy, and Transportation Management.'' Section 4(b) of the E.O. authorizes the Chairman of the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ), after consultation with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the agencies, to issue instructions to implement the E.O. CEQ issued the first set of implementing instructions on March 30, 2007.
The National Environmental Policy Act and Environmental Management Systems
Document Number: E7-7950
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-26
Agency: Council on Environmental Quality, Executive Office of the President
The Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) is publishing ``Aligning National Environmental Policy Act Processes with Environmental Management SystemsA Guide for NEPA and EMS Practitioners'' to assist Federal agencies in aligning their National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) processes with their Environmental Management Systems (EMSs). CEQ used an interagency work group to develop the guide and finalized it after considering public comments. The final guide is available from CEQ and at http://www.NEPA.gov.
The National Environmental Policy Act-Collaboration Handbook
Document Number: E7-5454
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-03-26
Agency: Council on Environmental Quality, Executive Office of the President
The Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) used an interagency work group to develop a handbook to help NEPA practitioners improve the effectiveness of their NEPA processes through collaboration. The handbook focuses on collaboration in the context of the NEPA process, outlines general principles, presents useful steps, and provides information on methods of collaboration. CEQ invites comments on the proposed handbook, ``Collaboration in NEPAA Handbook for NEPA Practitioners,'' that is available from CEQ directly or at http:// www.NEPA.gov in the Current Developments section.
The National Environmental Policy Act-Citizen's Guide
Document Number: E7-2854
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-21
Agency: Council on Environmental Quality, Executive Office of the President
The Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) developed a Citizen's Guide to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). This is a guide to help citizens and organizations who are concerned about the environmental effects of federal decision-making to effectively participate in federal agencies' environmental review process under NEPA. CEQ invites comments on the proposed ``A Citizen's Guide to the National Environmental Policy ActHaving your Voice Heard'' that is available from CEQ or at www.NEPA.gov in the Current Developments section.
The National Environmental Policy Act-Guidance on Categorical Exclusions
Document Number: E6-17359
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-18
Agency: Council on Environmental Quality, Executive Office of the President
By Federal Register notice of September 19, 2006 (71 FR 54816- 54820), the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) notified interested parties it was proposing guidance to Federal agencies for establishing and for using categorical exclusions in meeting their responsibilities under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). CEQ invited comments on the proposed guidance, ``Establishing, Revising, and Using Categorical Exclusions under the National Environmental Policy Act.'' Interested parties have requested that CEQ extend the public comment. The deadline for comments was October 27, 2006. By this notice, CEQ is extending the public comment period to December 1, 2006. Although the time for comments has been extended, CEQ requests that interested parties provide comments as soon as possible.
The National Environmental Policy Act-Guidance on Categorical Exclusions
Document Number: 06-7756
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-19
Agency: Council on Environmental Quality, Executive Office of the President
The Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) used an interagency work group to develop guidance to Federal agencies for establishing and for using categorical exclusions in meeting their responsibilities under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). CEQ invites comments on the proposed guidance before issuing the final guidance to the heads of the Federal agencies. The proposed guidance, ``Establishing, Revising, and Using Categorical Exclusions under the National Environmental Policy Act'', is reprinted below and is also available at http://www.NEPA.gov in the Current Developments section.
Environmental Management Systems and the National Environmental Policy Act
Document Number: 06-6251
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-17
Agency: Council on Environmental Quality, Executive Office of the President
The Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) used an interagency work group to develop a guide to Federal agencies in aligning their Environmental Management Systems (EMS) with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). CEQ invites comments on the proposed guide before publishing and distributing a final guide. The proposed guide, ``Aligning the Complementary Processes of Environmental Management Systems and the National Environmental Policy Act'', is available at www.nepa.gov in the Current Developments section.
Other Requirements of NEPA
Document Number: 05-14016
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-07-18
Agency: Council on Environmental Quality, Executive Office of the President
Change existing US postal address at 40 CFR 1506.9 to update and add second address to facilitate deliveries made in-person or by commercial express mail service.