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MAREP Networking Happy Hour and More!
Thursday, June 13, 2013
6:00 to 8:30 PM
The Role of NEPA in Overcoming the Permitting Hurdles Confronting Energy Generation and Transmission Projects
Hosted by the Mid-Atlantic Region Environmental Professionals
The builders of our nation’s infrastructure and those responsible for approvals suffer considerable delays and unneeded drama in permitting environmentally sound projects, particularly when Federal land is involved. The Federal government recognizes the critical need to improve the quality and efficiency of infrastructure projects. In March 2012, the President issued Executive Order 13603 that challenges Federal agencies to use all practical means to improve their infrastructure planning, environmental reviews, consultations, and permitting. The President said permit-processing times must be cut by 50%. Agencies are now struggling to coordinate their actions and properly comply with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and other laws. Learn how NEPA can be used to effectively integrate project planning with environmental review and permitting.
About the Speaker
Mr. Robert Cunningham, Pathway Consulting Service, LLC.
Mr. Cunningham has over 40 years of experience in NEPA, natural resources and Federal realty management and planning at the local, regional, and national levels of the Federal government. Certified in the Senior Executive Service (SES), Bob served as USDA’s oversight member of the President’s Rapid Response Team for Transmission (RRTT) and as a participating author of the nine-agency Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for electric transmission crossing Federal land. Bob has engaged in government-wide NEPA improvement while at the President’s Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ), the U.S. House of Representatives, National Science Foundation, and Assistant Director for NEPA and Assistant and Acting Director for Land and Realty Management at the USFS’ national office. Pathway Consulting Service, LLC helps you untangle the process web of environmental review and permitting now hobbling infrastructure projects.
MAREP Members – $20.00; Non-members – $25.00
Cost includes dinner and soft drinks.
Cash bar is available.
Contact Jack Mulrooney at firstname.lastname@example.org or 301-908-8816 for more information.
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