The Council on Environmental Quality issued a proposed rule to update its regulations for implementing the procedural provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act, which has not been updated for more than four decades. The proposal would modernize and clarify the regulations to facilitate more efficient, effective and timely NEPA reviews by federal agencies in connection with proposals for agency action. Learn more about the NEPA proposal here.
ABC supports the modernization of these critical regulations and believes that these enhancements will go a long way toward eliminating unnecessary delays that cause budget overruns in construction. Creating a coordinated, predictable and transparent process to streamline permitting will enable the industry to plan and execute even the most complex projects while safeguarding our communities, maintaining a healthy environment and being good stewards of public funds.
ABC is a member of the Unlock American Investment coalition, which said, “Updating NEPA will reduce delays hindering critical projects, resulting in better infrastructure, a stronger economy and continued environmental stewardship. Modernizing NEPA is the key to unblocking investments.”
Take Action Today!
Submit a comment postcard: An online comment postcard gives ABC members the opportunity to tell President Trump that they support the NEPA proposal. The postcards will be emailed directly to the CEQ proposed rule comment docket.
Contact ABC staff about delayed projects: If any ABC members have projects that are delayed due to current NEPA permitting regulations, please contact Karen Livingston, ABC National’s Senior Director of Policy.
Attend a Public Hearing: CEQ will host three public hearings in Denver on Feb. 11 on the NEPA proposed rule. Register for the morning and afternoon sessions here and register for the evening session here.