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  1. CEQ’s Proposed NEPA GuidanceListening Session_________________________WelcomePlease Sign In Horst Greczmiel Council on Environmental Quality April 15, 2010

  2. NEPA Fundamentals Categorical Exclusions (CE) Environmental Assessments (EA) Environmental Impact Statements (EIS)

  3. Draft Climate Change & GHG Guidancehttp://ceq.hss.doe.gov/nepa/regs/Consideration_of_Effects_of_GHG_Draft_NEPA_Guidance_FINAL_02182010.pdf Purpose of the Guidance Two aspects: • GHG Emissions Effects of the Proposed Action and Alternative Actions • Relationship of Climate Change to a Proposed Action or Alternatives and to Proposal Design, Impacts, Mitigation and Adaptation Measures

  4. Draft Climate Change & GHG Guidance • When to Evaluate GHG Emissions • 25,000 Metric Tons of CO2 EquivalentGHG • Reference Point for Evaluation and Disclosure • How to evaluate GHG Emissions • Use Information in Existing Technical Documents • Comment Requested on Land and Resource Management protocol • What to consider • Energy Requirements

  5. Draft Climate Change & GHG Guidance • Considering Current or Projected Effects of CC • Affected Environment • Integrity of Development or Structure • Vulnerable Communities - Subsistence • Nexus of Project Effects and CC Effects • Adaptation • Incorporate Existing Research by Reference

  6. We appreciate your perspectiveswww.nepa.gov

  7. Draft Categorical Exclusion Guidance • Purpose of the Guidance • Substantiating a New Categorical Exclusion • Evaluate Agency’s Implemented Actions • Use Impact Demonstration Projects • Rely on Professional Staff and Expert Opinions, and Scientific Analyses • Benchmark Public and Private Entities’ Experiences

  8. Draft Categorical Exclusion Guidance • Applying an Established Categorical Exclusion • Determine what Documentation is Necessary • Public Involvement • Periodic Review of Categorical Exclusions

  9. We appreciate your perspectiveswww.nepa.gov

  10. Draft Mitigation and Monitoring Guidancehttp://ceq.hss.doe.gov/nepa/regs/Mitigation_and_Monitoring_Draft_NEPA_Guidance_FINAL_02182010.pdf • Purpose of the guidance • MITIGATION: - Mitigated Findings of No Significant Impact -- Distinct from Elements Integral to Design - Mitigation Commitments in an EIS / ROD -- Mitigation Alternatives - Mitigation Needs, Plans, Implementation -- Document and Monitor -- Issue: Funding - Deference to Agency Professionals

  11. Draft Mitigation and Monitoring Guidance • MONITORING: - Factors to Consider for Prioritizing Monitoring - Form / Method of Monitoring -- Agency discretion -- EMS / Landscape or Facility Monitoring -- Open Government Agenda/reporting • Implementation • Effectiveness • Role of the Public

  12. We appreciate your perspectiveswww.nepa.gov

  13. Thank You Horst Greczmiel Council on Environmental Quality