OMB Begins Review Of NEPA Phase 2 Plan, Kicking Off Permit Reform Push

January 31, 2023
The White House Office of Management & Budget (OMB) has begun reviewing the Council on Environmental Quality’s (CEQ) eagerly awaited draft phase 2 plan overhauling Trump-era National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) implementing rules, kicking the administration’s permit reform push into high gear as Congress remains deadlocked. CEQ sent the draft plan to OMB on Jan. 30, according to OMB’s website . Given such reviews are generally expected to take 90 days, the OMB review puts the rule on track to...

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