Council adds brownfields, mining projects to fast-track permitting process

January 16, 2020
The Federal Permitting Improvement Steering Council (FPISC), an inter-agency body created to streamline environmental review and permitting, has added hardrock mining and land revitalization projects, including brownfields cleanup and redevelopment sites, to the list of sectors that are automatically eligible for its fast-track process. The council voted Jan. 15 to add the two sectors to projects afforded streamlined permitting under the 2015 Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST-41), which sought to standardize interagency consultations and coordination practices under the National...

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