The Water Resources Council approved revised implementing guidelines for E.O. 11988 (as amended) (2015) and E.O. 13690 (2015) in October 2015. The revised implementing guidelines explain the use of natural systems, ecosystem processes, and nature-based approaches for identifying alternatives, and provide other technical guidance for implementing E.0. 11988 (as amended) (2015) and the Federal Flood Risk Management Standard (FFRMS). The FFRMS directs federal agencies to use a higher vertical flood elevation and corresponding horizontal floodplain for federally funded projects.
Selected guidance and NEPA-related reports prepared by a variety of agencies.
October 22, 2015Guidelines 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"
February 5, 2015
The Federal Flood Risk Management Standard builds upon Executive Order (E.O.) 11988 and is to be incorporated into existing Federal department and agency processes used to implement E.O. 11988.
April 15, 2014
A report by the United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) on the costs, time frames, and benefits of the NEPA process.
December 31, 2009
Proclamation of President Obama to "call upon all executive branch agencies to promote public involvement and transparency in their implementation of the National Environmental Policy Act."
July 1, 1998
A report, by the National Academy of Public Administration, on the management of NEPA within the Department of Energy.
January 23, 1995
On March 31, 1994, officials from the Departrnent of Energy (DOE), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) met with then Acting Assistant Attorney General Lois Schiffer and other representatives of the Department of Justice (DOJ) to discuss the issue of the relationship of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) to the cleanup of federal facilities under the CERCLA Superfund program. The meeting focused on proposals for addressing problems that have arisen from DOE's attempts to integrate the procedural and analytical approaches of NEPA into the CERCLA cleanup process. This document describes what was discussed at the meeting and the consensus reached there.
November 13, 1979Unified Procedures Applicable to Major Federal Actions Relating to Nuclear Activities Subject to Executive Order 12114 (State Department, 44 Fed Reg 65560)
The following unified procedures issued by the State Department are established to satisfy the requirement of the Executive Order for implementing procedures concerning nuclear export activities of Federal agencies.