Appointment of Members of Senior Executive Service Performance Review Board
The following persons have been appointed to the ONDCP Senior Executive Service Performance Review Board: Ms. Martha Gagn[eacute] (as Chair), Mr. Kemp Chester, Mr. Eric Talbot, and Dr. Terry Zobeck.
Update to the Regulations Implementing the Procedural Provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act
The Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) issues this final rule to update its regulations for Federal agencies to implement the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). CEQ has not comprehensively updated its regulations since their promulgation in 1978, more than four decades ago. This final rule comprehensively updates, modernizes, and clarifies the regulations to facilitate more efficient, effective, and timely NEPA reviews by Federal agencies in connection with proposals for agency action. The rule will improve interagency coordination in the environmental review process, promote earlier public involvement, increase transparency, and enhance the participation of States, Tribes, and localities. The amendments will advance the original goals of the CEQ regulations to reduce paperwork and delays, and promote better decisions consistent with the national environmental policy set forth in section 101 of NEPA.
Senior Executive Service Performance Review Board Membership
The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) publishes the names of the members selected to serve on its Senior Executive Service (SES) Performance Review Board (PRB). This notice supersedes all previous notices of the PRB membership.
Designation of Three Areas as High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas
The Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy designated 3 additional areas as High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA).
Designation of Twelve Areas as High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas
The Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy designated 12 additional areas as High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA) pursuant to 21 U.S.C. 1706(b)(1). The new areas are (1) Davidson County in Tennessee as part of the Appalachia HIDTA; (2) Chatham County in Georgia as part of the Atlanta/Carolinas HIDTA; (3) Manatee and Leon Counties in Florida as part of the Central Florida and North Florida HIDTAs, respectively; (4) Lake County in Illinois as part of the Chicago HIDTA; (5) Chambers County in Texas as part of the Houston HIDTA; (6) Vanderburgh County in Indiana as part of the Indiana HIDTA; (7) Eau Claire County in Wisconsin as part of the North Central HIDTA; (8) Grant County in Washington as part of the Northwest HIDTA; (9) Westmoreland County in Pennsylvania as part of the Ohio HIDTA; (10) Kootenai County in Idaho as part of the Oregon/Idaho HIDTA; and (11) Allegany County in Maryland as part of the Washington/Baltimore HIDTA. The Director of ONDCP also removed one area as a HIDTA pursuant to 21 U.S.C. 1706(c), effective May 27, 2020. The area removed from HIDTA designation is Barrow County in Georgia as part of the Atlanta/ Carolinas HIDTA. The Executive Board of Atlanta/Carolinas HIDTA requested removal of Barrow County from designation after assessing the threat and determining that it no longer met the statutory criteria necessary for designation as a HIDTA county. ONDCP evaluated and accepted the request.