EHS Strategies – Streamlining Environmental Permitting: What it means for Major Infrastructure Projects
EHS Strategies is a quarterly publication of analyses to highlight a variety of environment, health, and safety issues that are important in today’s global marketplace.
This regulatory and legislative initiative potentially constitutes a tectonic shift in how federal agencies will process major infrastructure projects through the environmental permitting process. The administration’s stated goal is to reduce the time required to complete the environmental review process from an average of seven years to approximately two years. The impact will be significant for any practitioner that assists clients with, or businesses that engage in, environmental permitting for major infrastructure projects.