• Infrastructure Executive Order
  • September 12, 2017 | Author: Kathleen M. Slattery
  • Law Firm: Keller and Heckman LLP - Washington Office
  • President Trump signed an Executive Order last week requiring federal agencies to collaborate with other federal, state, and local agencies regarding environmental reviews on major infrastructure projects, including broadband infrastructure. The executive order also instructs the Office of Management and Budget to create and define a Cross-Agency Priority (CAP) Goal on Infrastructure Permitting Modernization focused on reducing the time for the Federal Government's processing of environmental reviews and authorization decisions for new major infrastructure projects to 2 years. For major infrastructure projects, the executive order requires agencies to use “One Federal Decision,” in which one Federal agency acts as the lead and is responsible for shepherding the project through the review and authorization process at all agencies.