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Project Title:

Improving Principles and Guidelines for Federal Water Resources Planning
PIN: WSTB-U-08-03-A        

Major Unit:

Division on Earth and Life Studies

Sub Unit: Water Science and Technology Board

RSO: Jacobs, Jeffrey

Subject/Focus Area:

Project Scope
This study will advise the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) on proposed revisions to the federal Principles and Guidelines (P&G). Originally, this project was part of response to a 2007 congressional mandate to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to revise the federal Principles and Guidelines. The P&G document contains the basis for federal water resources project planning.

The CEQ will provide the committee proposed revisions to a portion of the P&G. That portion will consist of the "principles" (a 2-page policy statement) and Chapter 1 of the P&G document, also known as "standards."

Specifically, the committee will:

(1) Review the proposed revisions to the P&G principles and standards document and provide recommendations and justification for that document's improvement.

2) Consider how these proposed revisions accommodate relevant emerging national water issues and problems and promote better water resources decisions and projects.

For each recommendation or suggested improvement, the committee will explain the intent of its recommendation and how it might affect water resources plan formulation, and explain the prospective benefits of the recommendation to national water resources management.

The committee’s recommendations and report will focus on improving the scientific, economic, risk, and other technical aspects of the proposed revisions. The committee will not investigate potentially related, but non-technical, issues such as budgetary priorities, division of federal agency responsibilities, or passage of new legislation.

The project is sponsored by the Council on Environmental Quality in cooperation with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

NOTE: This title and statement of work reflect udpates as of March 19, 2010. Changes were necessary in order to reflect changes in the sponsorship of this project.

The start date for the project is July 7, 2008. A report will be issued before the June 2009 completion of the project.
N.B. Due to delays, the start date for this project has been extended to 11/30/09, with a report expected 11 months after this projected start date.

Project Duration: 11 months    

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Committee Membership
Committee Membership

 Meeting 1 - 03/30/2010
 Meeting 2 - 05/25/2010
 Meeting 3 - 08/05/2010


Reports having no URL can be seen
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A Review of the Proposed Revisions to the Federal Principles and Guidelines Water Resources Planning Document