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Council on Environmental Quality Releases Three Proposed NEPA Guidance Documents

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This article summarizes three draft guidance documents issued recently by the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) to clarify several specific areas of National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) practice. The first advises federal agencies on when and how to address greenhouse gas emissions and on how to adapt their proposed actions to the effects of climate change. The second addresses mitigation and monitoring. The third covers categorical exclusions under NEPA. CEQ is seeking public comments on the documents on its NEPA web site.

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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: Mar 25, 2010
Source: ICF International

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