One Federal Decision Framework for the Environmental Review and Authorization Process for Major Infrastructure Projects under Executive Order 13807

Executive Office of the President, Council on Environmental Quality

Program Type:

Regulation/Law

Eligible Geography:

Nationwide

Summary:

Section 5 of E.O. 13807 directs all Federal Agencies with environmental review, authorization, or consultation responsibilities for major infrastructure projects to develop a single Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for such projects, sign a single Record of Decision (ROD) and issue all necessary authorizations within 90 days thereafter, subject to limited exceptions. This rule redefined the definition of a governable major federal action to include fewer activities, restricted the studied environmental effects of the project, and granted further flexibility to applicants to advance projects while under review.

Eligible Recipients:

Internet Service Provider

Eligible Recipients Detail:

Internet Service Providers

Eligible Purpose:

Last Mile Connectivity; Middle Mile Connectivity; Backbone Connectivity; General Infrastructure

Eligible Purpose Detail:

Federally-funded projects, including roads, bridges, highways, public transit, airports, water infrastructure, energy/utilities, broadband, and land management activities.

Note/Additional Resources:

https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2020/07/16/2020-15179/update-to-the-regulations-implementing-the-procedural-provisions-of-the-national-environmental

https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/M-18-13.pdf

https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-01-10/pdf/2019-28106.pdf

Source:

https://www.ntia.doc.gov/report/2020/ABI_Progress_Report