CEQ is considering updating its NEPA implementing regulations and has issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to modernize and clarify the regulations to facilitate a more efficient, effective, and timely NEPA review process.
CEQ's proposed rule would incorporate elements of the One Federal Decision policy, codify certain case law and CEQ guidance, revise the regulations to reflect current technologies and agency practices, eliminate obsolete provisions, and improve the format and readability of the regulations.
CEQ requests public comment on the NPRM. Comments should be submitted on or before March 10, 2020.
You may submit comments via any of the following methods:
Go to https://www.regulations.gov/ and follow the online instructions for submitting comments to Docket ID No. CEQ-2019-0003.
By Fax: 202-456-6546.
Council on Environmental Quality 730 Jackson Place NW Washington, DC 20503 Attn: Docket No. CEQ-2019-0003
CEQ is holding public hearings on the following dates, with morning, afternoon, and evening sessions:
February 11, 2020, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 8, 1595 Wynkoop Street, Denver, CO.
February 25, 2020, U.S. Department of the Interior, Yates Auditorium, 1849 C Street NW, Washington, DC.
Registration Information: Anyone wishing to attend a public hearing, as a speaker or as a listener, must register in advance on Eventbrite. Free tickets are available HERE.
Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking:
In June 2018, CEQ issued an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that solicited recommendations on potential revisions to update the regulations and ensure a more efficient, timely, and effective NEPA process. The submittals received during the public comment period, which closed on August 20, 2018, may be viewed at https://www.regulations.gov/docket?D=CEQ-2018-0001.