Expediting Environmental Reviews of Infrastructure Under New Executive Order and Revised NEPA Regulations
Meeting Imminent Risk Requirements and Potential Legal Challenges
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will examine recent federal efforts to streamline environmental reviews and permitting of infrastructure projects. The panel will address streamlining mechanisms under recent Executive Orders and the revised regulations implementing National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) issued by the Council on Environmental Quality on July 16, 2020.
- Recent federal efforts to streamline the permitting and environmental review of infrastructure projects
- Executive orders expediting infrastructure reviews
- Revised regulations implementing NEPA
- Best practices to mitigate risk
- Advantages and disadvantages of utilizing process
The panel will review these and other noteworthy topics:
- What are the processes mandated in the June 4, 2020, Executive Order?
- What are the noteworthy revisions to the regulations implementing NEPA, issued on July 16, 2020?
- How are environmental reviews for infrastructure projects being handled under this expedited process?
- What are the advantages and disadvantages of using an expedited process?
- How can projects using the expedited process mitigate the risk of future litigation due to potential noncompliance with permitting requirements?
Kevin J. Ashe
Holland & Knight
Mr. Ashe is an attorney in Holland & Knight's San Francisco office and a member of the firm's West Coast... | Read More
Mr. Ashe is an attorney in Holland & Knight's San Francisco office and a member of the firm's West Coast Land Use and Environmental Group. His practice focuses on energy regulatory, environmental and land use law, with a particular emphasis on the permitting, development and disposition of traditional and renewable energy projects.Close
Holland & Knight
Mr. Petersen is a partner in Holland & Knight's Washington, D.C. office and is a member of the firm's... | Read More
Mr. Petersen is a partner in Holland & Knight's Washington, D.C. office and is a member of the firm's Government Section. He primarily focuses on litigation and counseling in administrative, environmental and the federal fair housing laws.Close