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Energy & Environment

October 18, 2018

Over the last year and a half, the Federal Government has initiated a fast-paced agenda for reviewing and revising environmental policies.  AGC has tracked and responded to relevant changes through the pre-proposal and proposal processes.  The Fall Unified Agenda, released this week, signals that the agencies have no plans to slow their pace.

October 18, 2018

The White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) recently released a new memorandum (Memorandum M-18-25), in coordination with the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) and the Federal Permitting Improvement Steering Council, establishing a brand new “accountability system” to track and score federal agencies performance in meeting the President Trump’s two-year timeline for completing environmental reviews and authorization decisions on “major infrastructure projects.” The memo requires, and outlines the procedures by which, all agencies that have a role in environmental approvals for infrastructure must regularly track and measure their performance in meeting a list of goals that aim to expedite and improve infrastructure permitting.  Agencies must submit tracking information to OMB and the Federal Agency Portal of the “Federal Infrastructure Permitting Dashboard.” OMB will score each agency’s performance, issue reports, and “consider each agency's performance during budget formulation and determine whether appropriate penalties... must or should be imposed.”

October 1, 2018


On Sept. 24, AGC commented on three proposed rules that would significantly affect the applicability and implementation of the Endangered Species Act (ESA).  The proposed revisions pertain to regulations governing the listing and delisting of species and plants, the designation of critical habitat and the interagency consultations that are part of the approval process for projects that involve federal permits or funding.  AGC’s comment letters (one, two and three) offered examples of why the current process is unpredictable and adds delay and cost to the permitting and construction of infrastructure projects nationwide.

August 30, 2018

On August 24, AGC filed joint comments in support of a proposal by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) concluding the existing regulatory framework adequately prevents and contains discharges of hazardous substances.

August 29, 2018

Part One Kicks Off on Sept. 27 with a Look at Pollution Liability

August 24, 2018

Court Ruling Puts 2015 WOTUS Rule in Effect in 26 States

August 24, 2018

AGC Supplies Recommendations to Streamline NEPA Procedures

August 24, 2018

AGC Supports Agency Move Towards Greater Transparency in Regulatory Science

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