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Deadline to Comment on Biden Administration’s Proposed Changes to NEPA

September 29 @ 9:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Biden’s White House’s  Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) issued a proposed rule-making on 31 July 2023 to implement Congress’s updates to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) recently enacted in the Fiscal Responsibility Act & also to complete Phase 2 of its’ rewrite of Trump’s rewrite of NEPA. To learn more –  visit this link.


The proposed rule is open for public comment through Friday, 29 September 2023.

The CEQ will hold virtual public meetings on the proposal on Saturday, 26 August; Wednesday, 30 August; Monday, 11 September; and Thursday, 21 September.

For more on the Fiscal Responsibility Act’s impact on NEPA, please see alert on the topic found here. – https://www.klgates.com/Debt-Ceiling-Legislation-Serves-as-a-Vehicle-for-Substantive-Changes-to-NEPA-6-5-2023

See Press Release, Biden-⁠Harris Administration Proposes Reforms to Modernize Environmental Reviews, Accelerate America’s Clean Energy Future, and Strengthen Public Input, Visit the White House at: https://www.whitehouse.gov/ceq/news-updates/2023/07/28/biden-harris-administration-proposes-reforms-to-modernize-environmental-reviews-accelerate-americas-clean-energy-future-and-strengthen-public-input/ (July 28, 2023).

Or visit –  88 Fed Reg. 49924 (July 31, 2023).

CEQ will look to Executive Orders 12898 and 14096 to guide its application of environmental justice.



We assume the deadline is received in Washington DC before midnight EST.  But we don’t know  for sure, if deadline is received or sent/postmarked.  It is safest to assume  – received in DC.

You may submit comments, identified by docket number CEQ–2023–0003, by any of the following methods:

Federal eRulemaking Portal: https://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments.

Fax: 202–456–6546.

Mail: Council on Environmental Quality, 730 Jackson Place NW, Washington, DC 20503.

Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name, “Council on Environmental Quality,” and docket number, CEQ–2023–0003, for this rulemaking. All comments received will be posted without change to https://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. Please do not submit electronically any information you consider private, Confidential Business Information (CBI), or other information, the disclosure of which is restricted by statute.

Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or comments received, go to https://www.regulations.gov.


For more info: Amy B. Coyle, Deputy General Counsel, 202–395–5750, .


September 29
9:30 pm - 10:00 pm