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DOD/COE RIN: 0710-AB20 Publication ID: Fall 2020 
Title: ●Procedures for Implementing the National Environmental Policy Act for Regulatory Program 
Abstract:

In 1988, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued a final rule on procedures for implementing the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) for activities that require Department of the Army authorization under sections 9 and 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899, section 404 of the Clean Water Act, and section 103 of the Marine Protection, Research, and Sanctuaries Act of 1972, as amended. On July 16, 2020, the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) issued a final rule updating its regulations for implementing NEPA (85 FR 43304). The Corps intends to conduct rulemaking to determine whether to amend its NEPA regulations for the Regulatory Program with targeted updates at 33 CFR part 325, appendix B, to conform with the CEQ's amendments to its NEPA regulations and eliminate duplication and redundancy with the CEQ regulation. In two separate rulemaking actions the Corps is proposing to update the NEPA implementing procedures applicable to all of the Corps’ Civil Works Programs and to add new categorical exclusions for use in the Civil Works Programs.

 
Agency: Department of Defense(DOD)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Other 
CFR Citation: 33 CFR 325   
Legal Authority: 33 U.S.C. 401 et seq.    33 U.S.C. 1344    33 U.S.C. 1413   
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  03/00/2021 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
William James
Regulatory Program Manager
Department of Defense
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
441 G Street, NW, Attn: CECW-CO-R,
Washington, DC 20314
Phone:615 604-1948