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Lessons Learned Quarterly Report, March 2003

Welcome to the 34th quarterly report on lessons learned in the NEPA process. We are pleased to feature the synergy between NEPA and the new DOE Order 450.1, Environmental Protection Program. Thank you for your continuing support of the Lessons Learned program.

Articles included in this issue:
  • New DOE Order Focuses on EMS, Supports Basic NEPA Principles
  • Few Comments Received on Proposed Floodplain/Wetlands Rule Changes
  • China's Environmental Impact Assessment Law
  • DOI/Forest Service Proposed Categorical Exclusions
  • Potential Resources for NEPA Practitioners
  • A View from the Trenches
  • Fossil Energy Launches EIS Process Improvement Team
  • CEQ Updates
  • EIS Distribution Saves Yucca Mountain Project $200,000
  • Recommended Radiation Risk Factors Updated
  • NRC Rules Terrorism Reviews Not Required
  • Planning Summaries on DOE NEPA Web
  • Litigation Updates
  • Book Review: A History of WIPP
  • DOE-wide NEPA Contracts Update
  • Training Opportunities
  • EAs and EISs Completed This Quarter
  • NEPA Document Cost and Time Facts
  • Recent EIS-Related Milestones
  • What Worked and Didn't Work