[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 64 (Wednesday, April 5, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 16576-16577]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-06770]


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COUNCIL ON ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY


Withdrawal of Final Guidance for Federal Departments and Agencies 
on Consideration of Greenhouse Gas Emissions and the Effects of Climate 
Change in National Environmental Policy Act Reviews

AGENCY: Council on Environmental Quality.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) is withdrawing its 
``Final Guidance for Federal Departments and Agencies on Consideration 
of Greenhouse Gas Emissions and the Effects of Climate Change in 
National Environmental Policy Act Reviews,'' for which a Notice of 
Availability was published on August 5, 2016. 81 FR 51866.

DATES: This withdrawal is effective April 5, 2017.

ADDRESSES: This Notice also will be made available on the National 
Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Web site (www.nepa.gov), specifically 
at https://ceq.doe.gov/.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Council on Environmental Quality 
(ATTN: Ted Boling, Associate Director for the National Environmental 
Policy Act), 730 Jackson Place NW., Washington, DC 20503. Telephone: 
(202) 395-5750.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Enacted by Congress in 1969, NEPA, 42 U.S.C. 
4321 et seq., is this Nation's basic charter for harmonizing our 
environmental, economic, and social goals, and is a cornerstone of the 
Nation's efforts to protect the environment. As CEQ explained in its 
August 5, 2016, Notice of Availability, the withdrawn guidance was not 
a regulation. Pursuant to Executive Order 13783, ``Promoting Energy 
Independence and Economic Growth,'' signed on March 28, 2017, the 
guidance is being withdrawn for further consideration. The withdrawal 
of the guidance does not change any law, regulation, or other legally 
binding

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requirement. For more information on NEPA and Federal agency compliance 
with NEPA, please see https://ceq.doe.gov/index.html.

(Authority: 42 U.S.C. 4332, 4342, 4344 and 40 CFR Parts 1500, 1501, 
1502, 1503, 1505, 1506, 1507, and 1508)

    Issued in Washington, DC, on March 31, 2017.
Mary B. Neumayr,
Chief of Staff, Council on Environmental Quality.
[FR Doc. 2017-06770 Filed 4-4-17; 8:45 am]
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