Bloomberg Law
Oct. 15, 2019, 7:51 PMUpdated: Oct. 16, 2019, 6:44 PM

White House Nears Infrastructure Permitting Changes (2)

Stephen Lee
Stephen Lee

The White House has begun reviewing a plan to change the way it issues environmental permits for infrastructure projects.

If the proposal is finalized, it could speed up National Environmental Policy Act reviews for roads, bridges, ports, pipelines, power lines, Internet trunks, and water systems.

For now, however, the proposal from the White House Council on Environmental Quality is still at least several months from completion. CEQ sent its proposed changes to the Office of Management and Budget on Oct. 11.

Once OMB has reviewed the proposal, it can be published as a notice of proposed rulemaking and ...

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