August 23, 2017

New Trump Order Aims To Speed Review of Infrastructure Project

From: Engineering News-Record

Directive sets two-year target for completing federal approvals

Tom Ichniowski

President Trump has signed an executive order that directs federal agencies to accelerate environmental permitting for major infrastructure projects, setting a goal to complete federal environmental reviews, permits or other approvals within two years.

The directive, which Trump signed on Aug. 15, also revokes a January 2015 executive order signed by President Obama establishing a federal flood-risk standard to promote projects’ resiliency.

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