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CEQ RIN: 0331-AA06 Publication ID: Fall 2023 
Title: National Environmental Policy Act Guidance on Consideration of Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Climate Change 

On January 20, 2021, President Biden issued Executive Order 13990, "Protecting Public Health and the Environment and Restoring Science to Tackle the Climate Crisis," to establish a national policy to empower our workers and communities; promote and protect our public health and the environment; and conserve our national treasures and monuments, places that secure our national memory. 86 FR 7037 (Jan. 25, 2021). Section 7(e) directs CEQ to review, revise, and update its 2016 "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of Climate Change in National Environmental Policy Act Reviews," 81 FR 51866 (Aug. 5, 2016), which CEQ previously had withdrawn, 82 FR 16576 (Apr. 5, 2017). CEQ’s interim guidance provides agencies with recommendations on how to properly assess the greenhouse gas emissions and climate change effects of their proposed actions pursuant to NEPA. CEQ is considering public comments on the interim guidance and intends to issue final guidance.

Agency: Council on Environmental Quality(CEQ)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: None     (To search for a specific CFR, visit the Code of Federal Regulations.)
Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 4321    42 U.S.C. 4331    42 U.S.C. 4332    42 U.S.C. 4333    42 U.S.C. 4334    42 U.S.C. 4335    42 U.S.C. 4336    42 U.S.C. 4336a    42 U.S.C. 4336b    42 U.S.C. 4336c    42 U.S.C. 4336e   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
Notice  01/09/2023  88 FR 1196   
Notice  04/00/2024 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: Federal 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Amy B. Coyle
Deputy General Counsel
Council on Environmental Quality
730 Jackson Place NW,
Washington, DC 20503
Phone:202 395-5750