The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that the interagency Water Resources Council issued "Guidelines for Implementing Executive Order 11988, Floodplain Management, and Executive Order 13690, Establishing a Federal Flood Risk Management Standard and a Process for Further Soliciting and Considering Stakeholder Input" (Guidelines), effective October 8, 2015. (http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-10-22/pdf/2015-26839.pdf). The Guidelines are now available at http://energy.gov/node/1014466.
DOE Offices are encouraged to be inclusive in providing potentially interested parties with opportunities to review NEPA documents. The Directory of Potential Stakeholders for DOE Actions under NEPA, updated in July, 2015, is primarily intended to supplement lists that Departmental Offices compile for individual projects or facilities. It complements the EIS Distribution Guidance.
The 82nd Lessons Learned Quarterly Report (LLQR) features recently issued Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) revised draft guidance on considering greenhouse gas emissions and climate change in NEPA reviews, and a new Executive Order that establishes a federal flood risk management standard to respond to climate change.
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