CEQ’s NEPA Plan Restores Mandates To Analyze Effects, Alternatives

October 6, 2021
The White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) is proposing to restore a range of analysis requirements on federal agencies that the Trump administration dropped when it rewrote National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) implementing rules, according to a summary of the proposed rule slated for release Oct. 6. Among other things, CEQ’s “phase 1” proposal will require agencies to consider direct, indirect and cumulative effects of major federal actions, as well as less-harmful alternatives, and to explicitly allow federal agencies...


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