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Update to the Regulations Implementing the Procedural Provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act
Presented by Ted Boling
March 3, 2020 | 12:00 – 1:30 PM (PT)
The National Association of Environmental Professionals (NAEP) will host the Update to the Regulations Implementing the Procedural Provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act on Tuesday, March 3, 2020.
On January 9, 2020, the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) announced a notice of proposed rulemaking titled “Update to the Regulations Implementing the Procedural Provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act.” For the first time since CEQ promulgated its regulations over 40 years ago, CEQ is proposing to comprehensively update its National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) regulations. CEQ proposes to modernize and clarify the CEQ regulations to facilitate more efficient, effective, and timely NEPA reviews by simplifying and clarifying regulatory requirements, incorporating key elements of the One Federal Decision policy, codifying certain case law and CEQ guidance, updating the regulations to reflect current technologies and agency practices, eliminating obsolete provisions, and improving the format and readability of the regulations. The proposed rule seeks to reduce unnecessary paperwork and delays and to promote better decision-making consistent with NEPA’s statutory requirements.
Associate Director for NEPA, Council on Environmental Quality
Ted Boling is the Associate Director for the National Environmental Policy Act at the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ). Ted served as Deputy Solicitor for Parks & Wildlife at the U.S. Department of the Interior for five years, where he supervised the work of the Solicitor's Office in support of programs of the National Park Service and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Senior Director, Lands, Nature Program
Sharon Buccino is a Senior Attorney and Director of the Land program at the Natural Resources Defense Council. Originally from central Florida, Ms. Buccino has spent over 25 years in NRDC’s Washington DC office. Her current work focuses on energy policy and transparent government. Prior to joining NRDC, Ms. Buccino practiced environmental and administrative law with a private firm in Washington, DC.
Assistant General Counsel, American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA)
Nick Goldstein, a native of New Bedford, Massachusetts, joined the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) staff in September 2004. He is responsible for the oversight and litigation of environmental and regulatory issues affecting the transportation construction industry. Nick also handles association-related legal issues for ARTBA and coordinates the ARTBA Political Action Committee (ARTBA-PAC).
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