New NEPA Rule Restores Added Infrastructure Project Scrutiny

Rules word on side of notebook

Phase 1 of changes to law governing environmental reviews still are narrow in focus, says one expert.

May 10, 2022
Pam McFarland - Engineering News-Record

The White House Council on Environmental Quality has finalized a regulation that restores basic project environmental review practices that were in place prior to changes made during the Trump administration. The rule is the first of two that will have the Biden administration’s stamp on how such reviews are done under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) for major federal construction projects.

Reprinted courtesy of Pam McFarland, Engineering News-Record

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