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NAEP Webinar: NEPA Phase II
Tuesday, September 19, 2023, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT
Category: Webinars

NEPA Phase 2:
The Bipartisan Permitting Reform Implementation Rule

September 19, 2023 | 10:00 AM (PT) / 1:00 PM (ET) 

60-minute Zoom Webinar 


Registration Closed

NAEP Members: Free
Chapter Members & Non-Members: $50

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NAEP is pleased to welcome speakers from the White House Counsel on Environmental Quality (CEQ) who will present the recently released Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NRPM) for revisions to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The discussion will include an overview of the proposed rule and a Question-and-Answer session. Further details on the NRPM can be found here: NEPA | National Environmental Policy Act - CEQ NEPA Implementing Procedures (doe.gov).


Jomar Maldonado
Director for NEPA
White House Counsel on Environmental Quality (CEQ) 

Jomar Maldonado is the Director for the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) at the Council on Environmental Quality. In this role, he provides policy guidance to Federal agencies and regulatory interpretation to assist with their compliance with NEPA. Jomar has over 15 years of environmental policy and legal experience within the Federal government working on environmental review matters such as NEPA, Environmental Justice, Endangered Species Act, Floodplain Management, Wetlands Protection, and similar requirements. Prior to joining CEQ Jomar worked as the Project Development Team Lead within the Office of Environmental Review and Project Development for the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). His career includes 7 years as an environmental attorney with the Program Legal Services in FHWA and 7 years in the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Office of Environmental Planning and Historic Preservation, where he functioned as the Agency’s Environmental Officer. In his various roles, he has worked on many complex issues such as the assignment of NEPA responsibilities to States, initiatives to expedite permitting of Federal projects, resiliency/ hazard mitigation, floodplain reviews, environmental review of the National Flood Insurance Program, Buy America requirements, contract administration for highway projects, environmental justice considerations, and tolling and innovative financing for highways.

Megan Healy
Deputy Director for NEPA
White House Counsel on Environmental Quality (CEQ)

Megan Healy joined CEQ as Deputy Director for NEPA in May 2021. Prior to CEQ, Megan spent 13 years at the USDA Forest Service where she spent the majority of her time as a NEPA specialist in the national headquarters. In this role, she provided guidance and oversight on NEPA implementation to Forest Service regional offices and field units. During her tenure at the Forest Service, Megan also served as a national budget coordinator; land management planning and appeals specialist; and policy analyst. Megan has a bachelor’s degree in Technical and Scientific Communication from James Madison University and a master’s degree in Environmental and Resource Policy from George Washington University.

Amy Coyle
Deputy General Counsel
White House Counsel on Environmental Quality (CEQ)

Amy B. Coyle is the Deputy General Counsel for the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ), which oversees the implementation of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and advises the President on a variety of environmental policy matters. Amy leads and collaborates with CEQ’s interdisciplinary teams on regulatory and policy development, including updating the NEPA regulations and sustainability policies. Before joining CEQ in 2018, Amy spent a decade leading the environmental policy and Federal Indian law practice areas within the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Office of the General Counsel where she provided advice to the Secretary and senior agency leaders on infrastructure, permitting, implementation of MAP-21 and the FAST Act, as well as the establishment DOT’s Tribal self-governance program through negotiated rulemaking. Amy joined the Department in 2008 through the Honors Attorney Program and later co-lead the program. Following receipt of her law degree from the University of Connecticut School of Law, Amy clerked with the State of Connecticut Superior Court. Amy earned her A.B. in music from Mount Holyoke College and has continued to volunteer for her alma mater since graduation in a variety of roles from President of the DC Alumnae Club to Class Treasurer. Amy lives in Maryland with her husband, two daughters, two cats, and one crazy dog.

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