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CAP Goal IconModernizing the Infrastructure Permitting Process

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We're working to make a cultural change in the permitting process, by applying predictability, accountability, and transparency to what has been an impenetrable black box. Alex Herrgott, Goal Leader

Goal Leader:
Mary Neumayr

Chairman, Council on Environmental Quality

Goal Leader:
Alex Herrgott

Executive Director, Federal Permitting Improvement Steering Council

Goal Leader:
Peter Warren

Associate Director, Office of Management & Budget

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❝We're working to make a cultural change in the permitting process, by applying predictability, accountability, and transparency to what has been an impenetrable black box.❞

  • Improving the Federal environmental review and authorization process will enable infrastructure project sponsors to start construction sooner, create jobs earlier, and fix our Nation’s infrastructure faster while also ensuring that a project’s potential impacts on environmental and community resources are considered and managed throughout the planning process. Infrastructure investment strengthens our economic platform, makes America more competitive, creates millions of jobs, increases wages for American workers, and reduces the costs of goods and services for American families and consumers.
  • The American people rely on infrastructure improvements to benefit our economy, society, and environment. However, inefficient decision processes, including environmental reviews and permit decisions or authorizations have delayed infrastructure investments and increased project costs.
  • This goal will: reduce time and cost to complete environmental reviews and authorizations for new major infrastructure projects; increase predictability and transparency for project investors and stakeholders; and result in agencies implementing clear timetables, consistent processes to make decisions, and best practices. A public dashboard tracks individual projects at www.permits.performance.gov.

News


June 27, 2019

Accountability Scorecard for Major Infrastructure Projects

Agencies Show Transparency, Progress Toward Modernizing Infrastructure Permitting With Release of Scorecards.


June 20, 2019

Summer Updates Show Progress on Cross-Agency and Agency Priority Goals

Today, teams tasked with implementing the Federal government’s high-priority initiatives released their June 2019 progress updates for both Cross-Agency Priority (CAP) Goals and Agency Priority Goals (APGs).