For the first time in 40 years, the federal government—via the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ)—has revised the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). A final draft of the proposed revisions was published in the Federal Register on Friday, January 10, 2020. The final revisions were published on July 16, 2020. These revisions will take effect on September 14, 2020.

ESA’s team of NEPA specialists are reviewing the information as it is released to understand how this may affect our clients and projects. We will post updates on this blog about key changes in NEPA requirements and procedures. Please reach out to us, via the form below or through your ESA Project Manager, with your questions, comments, and concerns.

The latest releases from CEQ can be found at the link below. We will continue to update this as new information is released.

Since 1969, ESA has been assisting federal clients with meeting NEPA requirements based on science, policy, and planning. Learn more about our team of specialists and the services we provide, including our suite of digital technology services help meet new required project timelines, such as virtual public meeting facilitation and public comment tracking system.