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TRB Webinar: One Federal Decision: Requirements and Tips for Achieving This Goal

March 27, 2019

Topic: Requirements of EO 13807 and One Federal Decision
Time: 2 p.m. ET
United States

Our Diane Nulton, senior environmental project manager, will moderate and participate in the presentation of an upcoming Transportation Research Board webinar, “One Federal Decision: Requirements and Tips for Achieving This Goal.”

The webinar will discuss how to comply with Presidential Executive Order 13807 - Establishing Discipline and Accountability in the Environmental Review and Permitting Process for Infrastructure Projects (August 2017). This Executive Order focuses on expediting infrastructure projects by requiring that major infrastructure projects for which an environmental impact statement is being prepared should reach a National Environmental Policy Act decision — a Record of Decision — within two years. The clock begins with the publication of the Notice of Intent in the Federal Register. Furthermore, this order suggests that all federal decisions should be coordinated such that all federal agencies required to take an action related to the project can do so using a single EIS, and that permits can be issued within 90 days of the NEPA decision. 

The webinar will describe the requirements of EO 13807 and One Federal Decision, and identify potential obstacles to overcome in achieving these requirements. In addition, practices to facilitate the goals of the EO will be discussed, including practices that have already been applied, as well as others for consideration. Presenters will provide technical, legal, and policy insights to help implement the EO. The webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Environmental Analysis in Transportation.

In addition to Nulton, the webinar presenters include Fred Wagner, Venerable LLP, and Ted Boling, Council on Environmental Quality.

Attendees can earn 1.5 PDHs, or 1.25 CLE credits.