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NAEP Webinar: Environmental Rulemaking Update
Wednesday, October 27, 2021, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST
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Environmental Rulemaking Update

October 27, 2021 10:00 AM (PT) | 1:00 PM (ET) 

Location: Zoom Webinar 

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Environmental professionals are working during a period of rulemaking changes that has not been experienced since the late 1960s and early 1970s that established the guidance for regulatory oversight and evaluation that guided the practice for the most recent four decades. With the two most recent administrations, there has been an unparalleled number of executive orders and refinement of the Council on Environmental Quality Implementing Procedures for the National Environmental Policy Act.

NAEP is honored to have Ms. Jayni Hein, Senior Director and Counsel for the White House Counsel on Environmental Quality (CEQ) describe CEQ’s priorities for ensuring an inclusive, efficient, and science-based environmental review process under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). She will provide an update on CEQ’s actions with respect to its NEPA implementing regulations, including CEQ’s comprehensive evaluation of the 2020 Rule. She will also provide an update on other relevant CEQ work.

Mr. Michael Drummond from the Department of Transportation’s Office of General Counsel will provide a perspective, based on his extensive past experience working with multiple federal agencies, during his prior tenure at CEQ, about best practices for environmental compliance during a period of transition in the NEPA process, including a discussion of relevant Executive Orders, regulatory guidance, and procedural updates. 

Mr. Edward “Ted” Boling will similarly draw on his past experience in federal practice, including his former role at CEQ, and his current role for multiple public agencies about best practices for practitioners related to developing an administrative record that optimizes legal defensibility during an active period or rulemaking.


Marie Campbell, Sapphos Environmental, Inc.


Jayni Hein, Senior Director and Counsel, White House Counsel on Environmental Quality

Jayni Hein serves in the Biden-Harris administration at the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) as Senior Director for the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). In this capacity, she oversees CEQ’s NEPA policy and implementation efforts and works to advance the administration’s climate, environmental, equity, and economic goals. She has extensive experience leading academic think tanks focused on climate change, energy, and environmental policy. Most recently, she served as the Natural Resources Director at NYU School of Law’s Institute for Policy Integrity, where she also teaches Natural Resources Law & Policy. Previously, she served as Executive Director of UC Berkeley School of Law’s Center for Law, Energy & the Environment and as an attorney at Latham & Watkins LLP in San Francisco, where her practice focused on environmental and regulatory law. Her writing has appeared in numerous academic journals as well as media outlets including The Washington Post, Politico, Slate, The Los Angeles Times, U.S. News, and more. 

Michael Drummond, U.S. Department of Transportation

Michael Drummond served as Deputy Associate Director for the National Environmental Policy Act at the Council on Environmental Quality, 2013-2020. He supported drafting of the first comprehensive update to CEQ’s NEPA implementing regulations and Led the development of the first government-wide reports on EIS timelines and page counts.

Michael trained federal staff across multiple agencies on NEPA policy and compliance and provided technical assistance to Congressional committees regarding environmental permitting legislation, including FAST-41. Michael earned his B.A. from Evergreen State College and his J.D. from the University of Washington - School of Law.  

Ted Boling, Partner, Perkins Coie LLP 

As an associate director at the President's Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ), Edward (Ted) Boling served as the country's top National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) attorney. He currently advises clients on the development of renewable energy, resource development, transportation, and infrastructure, drawing on over 30 years of high-level public service. Ted served in the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI), CEQ, and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) in both Democratic and Republican administrations. His experience includes deep involvement in federal infrastructure issues, as well as leadership of the first comprehensive revision of CEQ's NEPA regulations in 40 years. Ted's work at CEQ also included the National Ocean Policy, CEQ's climate change guidance, and the regulatory response to the Deepwater Horizon disaster. He drafted NEPA guidance on mitigation and monitoring, cumulative impacts analysis, and the development of categorical exclusions from detailed NEPA documentation. Ted advised on the establishment of numerous national monuments, including the first marine national monuments in the United States and the largest marine protected areas in the world. He also assisted in briefing three U.S. Supreme Court cases.

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