Watch Representative Webster’s Full Remarks on the House Floor
Background on RAPID Act:
• RAPID Act establishes a more streamlined and transparent Federal permitting process for construction projects to avoid waste and duplication of effort among bureaucratic agencies.
• RAPID Act sets an 18-month maximum deadline for an Environmental Assessment, and a 36-month maximum deadline for an Environmental Impact Statement.
• Webster Amendment holds federal agencies accountable for timely completion of long-delayed environmental reviews and environmental decision-making processes currently underway by requiring their completion within the timelines provided by the RAPID Act for new environmental reviews.