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September 1, 2016
DOE Issues 88th Lessons Learned Quarterly Report

The 88th Lessons Learned Quarterly Report highlights the Council on Environmental Quality final guidance on climate change, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service migratory bird training, an updated Environmental Protection Agency screening tool for environmental justice analysis, and contributions by our summer interns.

August 3, 2016
CEQ Releases Final Guidance on Consideration of Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Effects of Climate Change in NEPA

CEQ released its Final Guidance for Federal Departments and Agencies on Consideration of Greenhouse Gas Emissions and the Effects of Climate Change in National Environmental Policy Act Reviews. The guidance provides a framework for agencies to consider both the effects of a proposed action on climate change, as indicated by its estimated greenhouse gas emissions, and the effects of climate change on a proposed action. 

July 22, 2016
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, 2016, is primarily intended to supplement lists that Departmental Offices compile for individual projects or facilities.  It complements the EIS Distribution Guidance.

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.