An Examination of Federal Permitting Processes

Subcommittee on the Interior, Energy, and Environment
Subcommittee on the Interior, Energy, and Environment
Hearing Date: March 15, 2018 2:00 pm 2154 Rayburn HOB

PURPOSE:
  • To examine federal permitting processes, focusing on National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and the Clean Water Act.
BACKGROUND:
  • On February 12, 2018, the Administration announced guiding principles for rebuilding our nation’s infrastructure, which included streamlining and shortening the permitting process for infrastructure projects.
  • On March 1, 2017, the Subcommittees on Interior, Energy, and Environment and Intergovernmental Affairs held a joint hearing that touched on the effect of permitting delays and inefficiencies.

Witnesses and testimonies

Name Title Organization Panel Document
Mr. James Iwanicki, P.E. Engineer-Manager Marquette County Road Commission Document
Ms. Diane Katz Senior Research Fellow in Regulatory Policy The Heritage Foundation Document
Ms. Valerie Wilkinson CPA, Vice President and CFO The ESG Companies Document
Mr. Kevin DeGood Director Infrastructure Policy Center for American Progress Document

Related Documents

Name Document
Chairman Farenthold Opening Statement Document