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Lessons Learned Quarterly Report, March 2009

Welcome to the 58th quarterly report on lessons learned in the NEPA process. We have been very busy addressing our NEPA responsibilities arising from the recovery act as well as the new policies of the obama administration. In this issue of the Lessons Learned Quarterly Report (LLQR), we share ideas and experiences that will foster an improved and expedited NEPA compliance process.

Articles included in this issue:

  • NEPA Efficiency Essential to Recovery Plan
  • NEPA Opportunities in a New Era of Openness
  • Secretary Chu to DOE Employees: “Help Turn the Ship”
  • Secretary Chu Pledges to Improve DOE Management
  • New DOE-Wide NEPA Support Contracts!
  • Sutley Brings Breadth of Government Experience to CEQ
  • DOE Advances NEPA Process for Loan Guarantees
  • For Efficiency, Make Use of Prior NEPA Documents
  • Posting Draft EAs on the Internet
  • EIS Summary: the Perils of “Copy and Paste”
  • Case Study on Adopting Another Agency’s EIS
  • Cape Wind NEPA Review Nearly Complete
  • Awards Given to Yucca Team and NNSA EIS Manager
  • Status of Yucca Mountain License Application/EISs
  • Interior and Agriculture Designate Energy Corridors
  • Protect Sensitive Cultural Resource Information
  • Making the NEPA Process Work Again at West Valley
  • Most DOE EISs Prepared with Cooperating Agencies
  • Transitions
  • Litigation Updates
  • Mark Your Calendars: Upcoming Conferences
  • Training Opportunities
  • EAs and EISs Completed This Quarter
  • Cost and Time Facts
  • Recent EIS Milestones 
  • Questionnaire Results