Welcome to the 90th issue of lessons learned in the NEPA process. This issue highlights recommendations and approaches DOE uses to attain an efficient and effective NEPA process. This issue also recognizes the contributions of Carol Borgstrom, who recently retired after serving for nearly 30 years as the Director of DOE’s Office of NEPA Policy and Compliance.  

The articles include:

Focus on What Is Important
Categorical Exclusion Determinations
“Success Stories” Updated
Programmatic NEPA Review Strategy
Best Practices from Infrastructure Reviews
Avoid NEPA Document “Bloat”
Litigation Update
NEPA in DOE’s New EJ Strategy
EJ in Quadrennial Energy Review
DOE-wide NEPA Blanket Purchase Agreements
Cooperating Agency Report
Transitions: New NCO 
Transitions: Retirements
Questionnaire Results
Cost and Time Facts