Feb
    20
    Tom Ewing’s Environmental Update
    * On again… off again… * On again… off again… DOT/FHWA’s reporting requirements for the federal highway system, announced as final in the FR last January, were stayed last week by DOT “in accordance with the memorandum of January 20, 2017, from the Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff,...

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    Feb
    13
    Tom Ewing’s Environmental Update
    * Last December the Army Corp of Engineers published a draft rule that would update and formalize how water supplies are controlled and managed at Army Corps reservoir systems, formalizing a somewhat uneven regulatory process for the last 60 years or so. On the front lines: cities, potable water, commerce,...

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    Feb
    06
    Tom Ewing’s Environmental Update
      * President Trump signed an Executive Order “Expediting Environmental Reviews and Approvals for High Priority Infrastructure Projects.” The EO seeks “to streamline and expedite…all infrastructure projects, especially projects that are a high priority for the Nation.” Process isn’t quite clear. First, the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) has 30 days to...

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