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Lessons Learned Quarterly Report, March 2011

Welcome to the 66th quarterly report on lessons learned in the NEPA process. This issue focuses on the Administration’s new NEPA guidance and related initiatives – on scientific integrity, regulatory improvement, mitigation and monitoring, and filing EISs – and DOE’s proposal to modernize its NEPA regulations. Thank you for your continuing support of the Lessons Learned program. As always, we welcome your suggestions for improvement.

Articles included in this issue:

  • DOE Proposes Revisions to Its NEPA Rule To Modernize Categorical Exclusions
  • EPA Issues EIS Filing Guidance
  • Executive Order Seeks To Improve Regulations
  • CEQ Mitigation and Monitoring Guidance
  • White House Guidance on Scientific Integrity
  • Cooperating Agency Report to CEQ
  • DOE Receives the ACHP Chairman’s Award
  • LM Receives Energy Management Award
  • Recovery Act Reports Focus on Pending NEPA Reviews
  • Keeping the “Non-Federal” Out of Federal Register
  • DOE and BLM Issue Draft Solar Energy PEIS
  • 2011 NEPA Planning Summaries
  • DOE and Hawaii To Prepare Wind Energy PEIS
  • Transitions: Carolyn Osborne Retires
  • Litigation Updates
  • Training Opportunities
  • EAs and EISs Completed This Quarter
  • Cost and Time Facts
  • Recent EIS-Related Milestones
  • Questionnaire Results