Chairman, Council on Environmental Quality
Executive Director, Federal Permitting Improvement Steering Council
Associate Director, Office of Management & Budget
❝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.
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.
December 19, 2019
December 2019 Updates Show Progress on Cross-Agency and Agency Priority Goals
Today, we published progress updates for both Cross-Agency Priority (CAP) Goals and Agency Priority Goals (APGs) for the fourth quarter of FY2019. These updates highlight recent milestones and accomplishments as well as related initiatives that support progress towards a more modern and effective government.
September 19, 2019
September 2019 Updates Show Progress on Cross-Agency and Agency Priority Goals
Today, teams tasked with implementing the Federal government’s high-priority initiatives released their September 2019 progress updates for both Cross-Agency Priority (CAP) Goals and Agency Priority Goals (APGs).