DOE’s NEPA Lessons Learned Program was initiated in 1994 to foster continuous improvement in NEPA compliance by measuring DOE NEPA performance and gathering information learned through NEPA experience. The Program collects and publishes time and cost metrics to help DOE objectively focus on controlling these aspects of its NEPA compliance, and disseminates information broadly relevant to NEPA implementation, such guidance on public participation and interagency coordination procedures.
The keystone of DOE’s NEPA Lessons Learned Program is the Lessons Learned Quarterly Report (LLQR). The LLQR is produced as a means of disseminating NEPA program metrics, along with related guidance, case studies, analysis, references, litigation updates, and resource information.
The latest issues of the LLQR are available below. For past issues, see the LLQR Archive. The LLQR Cumulative Index contains topical listings with citations to relevant articles included in past LLQR issues, and the Lessons Learned Questionnaire is used to collect information from the DOE NEPA Community. See the LLQR Archive for old issues.
A compilation of NEPA "success stories" featured in LLQR is contained here.