Texas Approves Streamlined Environmental Review Process

March 13, 2012

The Texas Transportation Commission has approved final rules that will streamline the environmental review process for transportation projects.

In addition to increasing the efficiency of the environmental review process, the new rules implement statutory requirements passed by the Texas legislature. These require the department to complete the technical review of a draft environmental review document by specified deadlines and authorize a local government to sponsor certain projects rather than the state.

Source: Roads & Bridges