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NAEP Webinar: Update to the Regulations Implementing the Procedural Provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act
Tuesday, March 03, 2020, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM PST
Category: Webinars

Update to the Regulations Implementing the Procedural Provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act

Presented by Ted Boling, Sharon Buccino, & Nick Goldstein

March 3, 2020 | 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM PT

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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. 

Please join us for this timely and important topic. 


Chuck Nicholson, PhD, Senior NEPA Compliance Specialist


Ted Boling, Associate Director for NEPA, Council on Environmental Quality

Edward (Ted) Boling is the Associate Director for National Environmental Policy Act at the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ), a position he assumed in January of 2016 after upon his return to CEQ after five years at the Department of the Interior. Ted served as Deputy Solicitor for Parks & Wildlife at the U.S. Department of the Interior, 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. Ted joined the Department in August of 2010, as Counselor to the Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management where he focused on land management planning and renewable energy development and was Deputy Solicitor for Land Resources from April of 2011 to July of 2013. Before Interior, Ted served ten years at CEQ as Deputy General Counsel beginning in August of 2000, General Counsel beginning in January of 2008, and Senior Counsel from September of 2009.

Sharon Buccino, 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. Ms. Buccino actively litigates in federal court and advocates before federal agencies and Congress.  

Nick Goldstein, 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 works with many of the major environmental statutes impacting transportation improvements. Nick also handles association-related legal issues for ARTBA and coordinates the ARTBA Political Action Committee (ARTBA-PAC).  


NAEP Member: $75
Chapter Members: $125
Non-member: $140

This webinar is approved for 1.5 AICP credits.

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