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The Federal Permitting Improvement Steering Council (Permitting Council) released the Recommended Best Practices for Environmental Reviews and Authorizations for Infrastructure Projects for Fiscal Year 2018 on December 1, 2017. Permitting Council agencies are encouraged to work together to implement the best practices identified in this report in their effort to meet the objectives for federal permitting process improvement. The Permitting Council’s targeted efforts in fiscal year 2018 will build upon the work and accomplishments of the past year to continue to increase transparency, accountability, and predictability of the federal environmental review and authorization processes for infrastructure projects in the coming years.

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