[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 101 (Friday, May 24, 2013)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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COUNCIL ON ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY


Economic and Environmental Principles and Guidelines for Water 
and Related Land Resources Implementation Studies; Extension of Public 
Comment Period on the Interagency Guidelines

AGENCY: Council on Environmental Quality.

ACTION: Extension of comment period.

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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.
    Per the March 27, 2013 notice, at 78 FR 18562 interested 
individuals and organizations are invited 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/. With this notice, we are 
pleased to inform you that this comment period (originally 60 days in 
duration) has been extended by 30 days. The new deadline for public 
comment on the draft Interagency Guidelines is June 27, 2013.

DATES: Submit comments on or before June 27, 2013.

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

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ilana Cohen, 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 
http://www.whitehouse.gov/administration/eop/ceq/initiatives/PandG.

    Dated: May 17, 2013.
Nancy H. Sutley,
Chair, Council on Environmental Quality.
[FR Doc. 2013-12285 Filed 5-23-13; 8:45 am]
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