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Lessons Learned Quarterly Report, December 2005

Welcome to the 45th quarterly report on lessons learned in the NEPA process. We thank all those who participated in the NEPA 35 conference. You made it successful. We hope you are as inspired as we are by the spirit of NEPA Section 101and the challenge to improve the implementation of NEPA. As always, we welcome your suggestions for continuous improvement.

Articles included in this issue:

  • NEPA 35: Back to Basics, Back to the Future
  • Congressional NEPA Task Force Holds Final Hearings
  • NEPA 35 Conference Highlights
    •  CEQ Chairman Connaughton’s Keynote Address 
    •  Plenary Sessions 
    •  NECRAC Final Report
    •  Environmental Justice and Indian Country 
    •  Training Sesssions
    •  Breakout Sessions
    •  Conference Participants
    • NEPA 35 Timeline, 1970–2005
  • EH Document Notification Service
  • DOE-wide NEPA Contracts Update
  • Annual NEPA Planning Summaries Due 
  • Transitions
  • CEQ Addresses Post-Katrina Emergency Actions 
  • Scoping Period Extended for SPR EIS
  • NEPA and New Orleans Flooding 
  • NCO Volunteers in Mississippi 
  • DOE NEPA Public Participation Brochure 
  • EIS Distribution Guidance Update
  • New DOE NEPA Compliance Guide Issued 
  • Comment-Reponse Addendum as Final EIS
  • MMS to Complete Offshore Wind Power EIS
  • Litigation Updates
  • Training Opportunities 
  • EAs and EISs Completed This Quarter
  • Cost and Time Facts
  • Recent EIS Milestones 
  • Fourth Quarter FY 2005 Questionnaire Results