MNAEP is hosting a recording of the NAEP webinar from October. This event is open to MNAEP members. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP by Monday, 11/12.
Environmental professionals are working during a period of rulemaking changes that has not been experienced since the late 1960s and early 1970s that established the guidance for regulatory oversight and evaluation that guided the practice for the most recent four decades. With the two most recent administrations, there has been an unparalleled number of executive orders and refinement of the Council on Environmental Quality Implementing Procedures for the National Environmental Policy Act.
NAEP is honored to have Ms. Jayni Hein, Senior Director and Counsel for the White House Counsel on Environmental Quality (CEQ) describe CEQ’s priorities for ensuring an inclusive, efficient, and science-based environmental review process under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). She will provide an update on CEQ’s actions with respect to its NEPA implementing regulations, including CEQ’s comprehensive evaluation of the 2020 Rule. She will also provide an update on other relevant CEQ work.
Mr. Michael Drummond from the Department of Transportation’s Office of General Counsel will provide a perspective, based on his extensive past experience working with multiple federal agencies, during his prior tenure at CEQ, about best practices for environmental compliance during a period of transition in the NEPA process, including a discussion of relevant Executive Orders, regulatory guidance, and procedural updates.
Mr. Edward “Ted” Boling will similarly draw on his past experience in federal practice, including his former role at CEQ, and his current role for multiple public agencies about best practices for practitioners related to developing an administrative record that optimizes legal defensibility during an active period or rulemaking.
To see the speaker bios, please visit the NAEP webinar webpage.