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This tab features resources and documents released by the Executive Branch. This includes the Council on Environmental Quality, Office of Science and Technology, and the Office of Management and Budget. 

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Interim Federal Action Plan for the California Bay-Delta

December 2009

This Interim Federal Action Plan has been developed to further the goals of the California Bay-Delta Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) entered into by six federal agencies on September 29, 2009. The MOU sets out the Obama Administration's vision of a healthy and sustainable Bay-Delta ecosystem that "provides for a high-quality, reliable, and sustainable long-term water supply for California, and restores the environmental integrity and sustainability of the Bay-Delta ecosystem."

Related Organizations: U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ), U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC), U.S. Department of the Army, U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI), State of California, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Resource Category: Planning

 

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Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Action Plan

February 21, 2010

In February 2009, President Obama proposed $475 million for a Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. This Action Plan describes how the Initiative was to be executed from 2010 through 2014, building on the Great Lakes Regional Collaboration Strategy (GLRC Strategy), which provided the framework for the Action Plan.

Related Organizations: White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Resource Category: Planning

 

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Roadmap for Restoring Ecosystem Resiliency and Sustainability

March 2010

Created by the Louisiana-Mississippi Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Working Group of the Executive Office of the President, under President Obama, this strategy document, or "roadmap," provides guidance to Working Group members to address policy, process, and legal hurdles to coastal restoration in the region. It outlines specific actions to take place over 18 months in 2010 and part of 2011 for these participating agencies. It also lays the foundation for a long-term vision to be achieved jointly with the states in the region. 

Related Organizations: Executive Office of the President of the United States

Resource Category: Law and Governance

 

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Final Recommendations of the Interagency Ocean Policy Task Force

July 19, 2010

This report is the final set of recommendations from the Interagency Ocean Policy Task Force. The Task Force, a group of 24 senior federal officials led by the Council on Environmental Quality was tasked by President Obama in June 2009 with developing recommendations to enhance the nation's ability to maintain healthy, resilient, and sustainable ocean, coastal, and Great Lake resources for the benefit of present and future generations. One of the National Priority Objectives identified as a premise to the recommendations is to strengthen resiliency of coastal communities and marine and Great Lakes environments, and their abilities to adapt to climate change impacts and ocean acidification. These recommendations include a national stewardship policy, a governance structure to provide sustained and coordinated attention to these resources, an implementation strategy that prioritizes nine categories for action, and a framework for effective coastal and marine spatial planning on a comprehensive, ecosystem-wide level.

Related Organizations: White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ), Executive Office of the President of the United States

Resource Category: Law and Governance

 

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National Policy for the Stewardship of the Ocean, Our Coasts, and the Great Lakes (National Ocean Policy, Executive Order 13547)

July 19, 2010

The National Policy for the Stewardship of the Ocean, Our Coasts, and the Great Lakes - or the 'National Ocean Policy' - was enacted by President Obama in 2010.  The purpose of this Executive Order is "to achieve an America whose stewardship ensures that the ocean, our coasts, and the Great Lakes are healthy and resilient, safe and productive, and understood and treasured so as to promote the well-being, prosperity, and security of present and future generations."

Related Organizations: National Ocean Council, Executive Office of the President of the United States

Resource Category: Law and Governance

 

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Progress Report of the Interagency Climate Change Adaptation Task Force: Recommended Actions in Support of a National Climate Change Adaptation Strategy

October 2010

This interim report, released in October 2010, outlines initial recommendations by the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) for how federal agencies can better prepare the U.S. to respond to the impacts of climate change. The report recommends the government implement actions to expand and strengthen the nation's capacity to respond to climate change, including:

Related Organizations: White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Resource Category: Law and Governance

 

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Federal Agency Climate Change Adaptation Planning: CEQ Implementing Instructions

March 4, 2011

From the White House Council on Environmental Quality, this set of 'Implementing Instructions' were issued to inform federal agencies on how to integrate climate change adaptation into their planning, operations, policies, and programs. The instructions are based on the recommendations from the Interagency Climate Change Adaptation Task Force in its October 2010 Progress Report to the President, and authorized by Executive Order 13514, 'Federal Leadership in Environmental, Energy, and Economic Performance'.

Related Organizations: White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ)

Resource Category: Planning

 

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Clean Water: Foundation of Healthy Communities and a Healthy Environment

April 27, 2011

This report compiles ongoing initiatives at four federal agencies in the Obama Administration to protect American water resources. The document summarizes programs of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Department of the Interior (DOI), and their partners, to preserve water quality and supply. The report describes new agency water resource initiatives, including updated draft guidance regarding Clean Water Act jurisdiction.

Related Organizations: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Executive Office of the President of the United States, U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Resource Category: Solutions

 

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National Action Plan - Priorities for Managing Freshwater Resources in a Changing Climate

October 2011

In October 2010, the Interagency Climate Change Adaptation Task Force published a Progress Report to the President describing Federal agency actions needed to better prepare the Nation to respond to the impacts of a changing climate. The Progress Report directed the Task Force’s Water Resources and Climate Change Adaptation Workgroup to lead the development of a national action plan to identify steps that Federal agencies can take to improve management of freshwater resources in a changing climate. This National Action Plan is a result of that directive. The actions and recommendations included in this National Action Plan are judged by the workgroup to be both a high priority today and achievable in the context of existing and foreseeable agency capacity. 24 recommended actions fall under six primary recommendation categories:

Related Organizations: Interagency Climate Change Adaptation Task Force

Resource Category: Planning

 

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Federal Actions for a Climate Resilient Nation - Progress Report of the Interagency Climate Change Adaptation Task Force

October 28, 2011

In October 2009, President Obama signed Executive Order 13514, Federal Leadership in Environmental and Energy Performance, which sets sustainability goals for Federal agencies and focuses on making improvements in agency environmental, energy, and economic performance. The Executive Order charged the Interagency Climate Change Adaptation Task Force with providing recommendations on how Federal policies, programs, and planning efforts can better prepare the United States for climate change. In October 2010, the Task Force recommended a set of policy goals and actions in its Progress Report to the President. The Task Force outlined how the Federal Government should work with local, state, and tribal partners to provide leadership, coordination, science, and services to address climate risks to the Nation as well as Federal assets and operations. This progress report provides an update to the policy goals outlined in the 2010 Task Force report. Policy goals and cross-cutting issues are organized into five key adaptation areas:

Related Organizations: Interagency Climate Change Adaptation Task Force

Resource Category: Monitoring and Reporting

 

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