New Guidance on NEPA and Section 106 Review

  • by BPC Staff
  • on April 1, 2013

New Guidance on NEPA and Section 106 Review

April 10, 2013

1-2 pm Pacific / 4-5 pm Eastern

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On March 5, 2013, the White House Council on Environmental Quality and the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation jointly released a handbook that provides advice to federal agencies, project applicants, and environmental consultants on how to integrate the environmental review process under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) with the requirements for addressing impacts to historic resources under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act. The Guidance is part of the White House’s broader effort to improve efficiency, maximize staff resources, and reduce costs for environmental reviews conducted by federal agencies.


In this one-hour TeleBriefing, our distinguished panel of experts — including the Associate Director of NEPA Oversight for CEQ and two renowned environmental attorneys — will discuss the purpose of this important Guidance, the opportunities for coordinating the NEPA and Section 106 review processes, and the practical implications of the handbook for attorneys, project proponents, environmental consultants, and government agencies. Topics will include:


  *   Effective strategies for synchronizing the NEPA review process with the requirements of Section 106

  *   How to use the NEPA review process as a “substitute” for complying with the distinct regulatory procedures under Section 106

  *   The challenges involved in meeting the requirements of both NEPA and Section 106

  *   Practical advice for navigating the federal environmental review process when historic resources are affected


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Marc R. Bruner, Esq., Moderator, Partner | Perkins Coie ~ San Francisco, CA


Albert M. Ferlo, Esq., Partner | Perkins Coie ~ Washington, DC


Horst G. Greczmiel, Esq., Associate Director for NEPA Oversight | Council on Environmental Quality ~ Washington, DC



Intended Audience:


Attorneys, project developers, federal permit applicants, environmental professionals, land use planners, and governmental representatives.





$125 to dial in; $175 to dial in and receive continuing education credit; $50 for each additional person on the same line who wishes to receive credit




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