National Environmental Policy Act Implementing Regulations

Public interest comment on the Council on Environmental Quality's proposed rule

November 22, 2021

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Introduction

On October 7, 2021, the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to revise its National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) implementing regulations. Under President Biden, CEQ is proposing these changes to restore regulatory provisions that existed before the Trump administration modified them in 2020. This public comment briefly summarizes the background on CEQ’s NEPA regulations, offers feedback on two proposed revisions in the NPRM, and discusses how CEQ can align its NEPA regulations with analytical best practices.