The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that the interagency Water Resources Council voted unanimously to accept the recommendations of the Mitigation Framework Leadership Group and 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.
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82nd Lessons Learned Quarterly Report (LLQR) features recently issued Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) revised draft guidance on considering greenhouse gas emissions and climate change in NEPA reviews, and a new Executive Order that establishes a federal flood risk management standard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.
The Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) has extended by 30 days the comment period on its revised draft guidance on consideration of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and the effects of climate change in NEPA reviews.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.
The Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) issued revised draft guidance on consideration of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and the effects of climate change in National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) reviews on December 18, 2014
This issue features tools to help NEPA practitioners perform NEPA reviews, including discussions of: what works and doesn't work in the scoping process, MapWarper, the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy's Environmental Questionnaire for funding proposals, and a sustainability rating system. Also featured are thoughts on NEPA quality, training and schedules from the Deputy General Counsel for Environment and Compliance. Articles include:
The Stakeholder Directory, now in its 31th edition, identifies contacts in federal agencies; states, territories, and state government associations; and nongovernmental organizations for reviewing environmental impact statements and environmental assessments, and for other NEPA public involvement and consultation activities.