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Summary of CEQ's First Two Status Reports to Congress on NEPA Compliance for Economic Recovery Projects

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Section 1609 of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act) requires that the President report to Congress on the status of Recovery Act-funded projects and activities that deal with compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). Two such quarterly reports have been submitted. This article summarizes and assesses the results of the first and second quarterly status reports.

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  • Ron Bass

    Senior FellowICF International

    Ronald Bass has participated in environmental and planning studies under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), and state planning laws. He is coauthor of The CEQA DESKBOOK: A Step-by-Step Approach to the California Environmental Quality Act and The NEPA Book: A Step-By-Step Guide on How to Comply with the National Environmental Policy Act.

    A member of the editorial board of California Environmental Law Reporter, he writes articles about legislation, regulations, and court decisions. Mr. Bass has served as president of the Association of Environmental Professionals and the American Planning Association, California chapter, from which he received the Distinguished Leadership Award.

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Published: Aug 27, 2009
Source: ICF International

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