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April 6, 2016
Environmental Justice Interagency Working Group releases "Promising Practices for EJ Methodologies in NEPA Reviews"

The Environmental Justice (EJ) Interagency Working Group (IWG) Promising Practices report is a compilation of approaches that the NEPA Committee gleaned from an almost 4-year review of agency practices. 

To learn more and download the document, see www.energy.gov/node/1679486.

March 2, 2016
DOE Issues 86th Lessons Learned Quarterly Report

The 86th Lessons Learned Quarterly Report highlights practices to improve NEPA implementation for environmental justice and public access to references; these practices remind us of NEPA’s emphasis on meaningful public involvement.

December 2, 2015
CORRECTED: DOE Issues 85th Lessons Learned Quarterly Report

The 85th Lessons Learned Quarterly Report features Administration changes in environmental policy to better account for climate change and improve watershed- and landscape-scale planning. 

December 1, 2015
DOE Issues 85th Lessons Learned Quarterly Report

The 85th Lessons Learned Quarterly Report features Administration changes in environmental policy to better account for climate change and improve watershed- and landscape-scale planning. 

October 22, 2015
New Guidelines for Implementing Executive Order 11988, "Floodplain Management," And Executive Order 13690, "Establishing a Federal Flood Risk Management Standard..."

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.

July 29, 2015
DOE Releases Updated Directory of Potential Stakeholders

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.

March 3, 2015
DOE Issues 82nd Lessons Learned Quarterly Report

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82nd Lessons Learned Quarterly Report (LLQR) features recently issued Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) revised draft guidance on considering greenhouse gas emissions and climate change in NEPA reviews, and a new Executive Order that establishes a federal flood risk management standard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.

For more LLQR, click here.

February 20, 2015
CEQ Extends Comment Period on Revised Draft Guidance on Consideration of Greenhouse Gas Emissions and the Effects of Climate Change in NEPA Reviews

The Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) has extended by 30 days the comment period on its revised draft guidance on consideration of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and the effects of climate change in NEPA reviews. The comment period now ends on March 25, 2015.

February 5, 2015
New Executive Order Establishes a Federal Flood Risk Management Standard

President Obama signed Executive Order (E.O.) 13690, Establishing a Federal Flood Risk Management Standard and a Process for Further Soliciting and Considering Stakeholder Input, on January 30, 2015.

December 22, 2014
CEQ Issues Final Guidance for Effective Use of Programmatic NEPA Reviews

The Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) issued final guidance for effective use of programmatic National Environmental Policy Act reviews on December 18, 2014.