The Council on Environmental Quality oversees NEPA implementation, principally through issuing guidance and interpreting regulations that implement NEPA’s procedural requirements. CEQ also reviews and approves Federal agency NEPA procedures, approves alternative arrangements for compliance with NEPA for emergencies, helps to resolve disputes between Federal agencies and with other governmental entities and members of the public, and oversees Federal agency implementation of the environmental impact assessment process and coordinates when agencies disagree over the adequacy of such assessments.
Visit the NEPA.gov site to learn more.
In addition to NEPA implementation, CEQ also develops and recommends national policies to the President that promote the improvement of environmental quality and meet the Nation’s goals. CEQ is also assigned responsibilities under NEPA and other statutes and Executive Orders, including overseeing the Office of Federal Sustainability (OFS). Established in 1993, OFS is housed within CEQ to implement Administration priorities for energy and environmental sustainability across Federal Government operations, which encompasses more than 350,000 buildings, 600,000 vehicles, and $500 billion annually in purchased goods and services.
Visit the Office of Federal Sustainability website to learn more.
For more information related to CEQ’s initiatives, including implementation of Executive Orders 13807, 13834, and 13840, click here.