Trump wrote Pres. memo, “Streamlining Permitting and Reducing Regulatory Burdens for Domestic Manufacturing”

This memorandum promotes the policy of expanding manufacturing through “expedited” permitting and altering the rule making process for regulations.

1. Stakeholder Consultation

Sec. 2 calls for a general survey of all Federal regulations regarding domestic regulations and specifically calls for comments from the public and “stakeholders.” A stakeholder is anyone with an interest or concern in the matter. Here, the manufacturing businesses themselves are apparent stakeholders because their productivity is on the line. Along those lines, the energy sector and investment firms would also be interested in the reduction of regulatory burdens. But on the other hand, unions, consumers, environmental organizations, and neighboring communities also have a stake in what regulations are in place. Continue reading “Trump wrote Pres. memo, “Streamlining Permitting and Reducing Regulatory Burdens for Domestic Manufacturing””

Trump signed E.O., “Expediting Environmental Reviews and Approvals for High Priority Infrastructure Projects”

This executive order calls on the CEQ to identify “high priority” infrastructure projects and expedite deadlines for environmental reviews and proposals.

 

Sec. 2. Identification of High Priority Infrastructure Projects. With respect to infrastructure projects for which Federal reviews and approvals are required, upon request by the Governor of a State, or the head of any executive department or agency (agency), or on his or her own initiative, the Chairman of the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) shall, within 30 days after a request is made, decide whether an infrastructure project qualifies as a “high priority” infrastructure project. This determination shall be made after consideration of the project’s importance to the general welfare, value to the Nation, environmental benefits, and such other factors as the Chairman deems relevant.

Sec. 3. Deadlines. With respect to any project designated as a high priority under section 2 of this order, the Chairman of the CEQ shall coordinate with the head of the relevant agency to establish, in a manner consistent with law, expedited procedures and deadlines for completion of environmental reviews and approvals for such projects. All agencies shall give highest priority to completing such reviews and approvals by the established deadlines using all necessary and appropriate means. With respect to deadlines established consistent with this section that are not met, the head of the relevant agency shall provide a written explanation to the Chairman explaining the causes for the delay and providing concrete actions taken by the agency to complete such reviews and approvals as expeditiously as possible.

Read in full: Executive Order Expediting Environmental Reviews and Approvals For High Priority Infrastructure Projects