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Lessons Learned Quarterly Report, December 2007

Welcome to the 53rd quarterly report on lessons learned in the NEPA process. Many in the Department’s NEPA Community were called on to give extraordinary time and resources to the preparation of key EISs issued recently and highlighted in this LLQR. We anticipate a busy 2008 as well. As always, we welcome your suggestions for further improvement.

Included in this issue:

  • Multiple, Complex EISs Support DOE Missions; What Will the New Year Bring?
  • Consideration of Greenhouse Gas Emissions in DOE NEPA Documents Is Evolving
  • OMB and OSTP Issue Risk Analysis Principles
  • Feature: Key EISs
    • Yucca Mountain EISs
    • Clean Coal EISs
    • Western Energy Corridors Programmatic EIS
  • FONSI Not a Foregone Conclusion
  • CEQ’s Collaboration Handbook
  • EPA Revises Its NEPA Procedures
  • EPA’s New Online Forum: AskEPA
  • Power of an EIS Style Guide
  • Transitions
  • Reconsidering “Conservation Reconsidered”
  • Litigation Updates
  • BLM Discontinues Alaska EIS
  • DOE Issues Loan Guarantee Rule
  • Training Opportunities
  • Three Conferences Announced
  • EAs and EISs Completed This Quarter
  • Cost and Time Facts
  • Recent EIS Milestones
  • Fourth Quarter FY 2007 Questionnaire Results