[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 59 (Wednesday, March 27, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Page 18562]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-07090]


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COUNCIL ON ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY


Economic and Environmental Principles and Guidelines for Water 
and Related Land Resources Implementation Studies; Request for Comments 
on the Interagency Guidelines

AGENCY: Council on Environmental Quality.

ACTION: Draft guidelines with request for comments.

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SUMMARY: Section 2031 of the Water Resources Development Act of 2007 
(Pub. L. 110-114) directed the Secretary of the Army to revise the 
``Economic and Environmental Principles and Guidelines for Water and 
Related Land Resources Implementation Studies'' (Principles and 
Guidelines), dated March 10, 1983, consistent with several 
considerations enumerated in the Act.
    The revised Principles and Guidelines consist of three key 
components: (1) The Principles and Requirements (formerly called 
Principles and Standards), setting out broad policy and principles that 
guide investments; (2) the Interagency Guidelines, providing guidance 
to Federal agencies for determining the applicability of the Principles 
and Guidelines and for developing agency-specific implementing 
procedures for formulating, evaluating, and comparing water resources 
projects, programs, activities and related actions; and (3) the Agency 
Specific Procedures, outlining agency-specific procedures for 
incorporating the Principles and Requirements into agency missions and 
programs.
    This notice is to provide an opportunity for interested individuals 
and organizations to submit comments on the draft Interagency 
Guidelines, one key component of the Principles and Guidelines. The 
draft Interagency Guidelines are available for review and comments can 
be submitted through the Web site, www.whitehouse.gov/administration/eop/ceq/initiatives/PandG/.

DATES: Submit comments on or before May 28, 2013.

ADDRESSES: www.whitehouse.gov/administration/eop/ceq/initiatives/PandG.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Catherine Shuman, Council on 
Environmental Quality at (202) 395-5750.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 2031 of the Water Resources 
Development Act of 2007 (Pub. L. 110-114) directed the Secretary of the 
Army to revise the ``Economic and Environmental Principles and 
Guidelines for Water and Related Land Resources Implementation 
Studies,'' dated March 10, 1983, consistent with several considerations 
enumerated in the Act.
    Additional information on the revision process is available at 
www.whitehouse.gov/administration/eop/ceq/initiatives/PandG.

    Dated: March 22, 2013.
Nancy H. Sutley,
Chair, Council on Environmental Quality.
[FR Doc. 2013-07090 Filed 3-26-13; 8:45 am]
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