Please join us for a lunchtime webinar with Philip Forst, Environmental Specialist (Minnesota Division of the Federal Highway Administration), as he presents on CEQ Rule Changes – FHWA’s Approach.
The past few years have seen a number of notable changes in the environmental review process. Executive Order 13807 under the Trump Administration established the One Federal Decision policy which focused on streamlining the environmental review process for major federal projects and set forth page and schedule performance goals for Environmental Impact Statements (EISs), as well as agency coordination requirements. Subsequent to the One Federal Decision Executive Order, the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) conducted a rulemaking process that, among other things, formalized page and schedule limitations for both EISs and Environmental Assessments. In January 2021, President Biden issued an Executive Order that revoked One Federal Decision; however, the CEQ rules are still in effect. Philip Forst, Environmental Specialist at FHWA’s Minnesota Division, will present on the current status of FHWA policy regarding implementation of the National Environmental Policy Act.
About Philip Forst: Prior to working as an environmental specialist with the Minnesota Division of the Federal Highway Administration (since 1996), Philip worked as a land surveyor. Since joining FHWA, he was involved in Federal-aid project development and delivery as an FHWA Area Engineer for ten years but now provides environmental technical assistance for Federal-aid project development. He has worked in multiple FHWA offices and has been with the Minnesota Division since 1998. Mr. Forst earned a B.S and M.S. in Civil Engineering from Iowa State University.
Date: May 6th, 2021
Time: 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Free for members and non-members!
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