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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 2019  on April 26, 2019. Permitting Council agencies are encouraged to meet the intent of the best practices through use of innovative methods and to implement the best practices in collaboration with other agencies and stakeholders. The Permitting Council’s targeted efforts in fiscal year 2019 build upon the work and accomplishments of the past two years 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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