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Accountability Scorecard for Major Infrastructure Projects

The Accountability Scorecard evaluates agency performance and overall progress in processing environmental reviews and authorization decisions for major infrastructure projects (as defined in Section 3(e) of Executive Order 13807) and achieving the objectives of the Modernize Infrastructure Permitting Cross-Agency Priority Goal.

See FY19 Quarter 3 Highlights.

For the Period: FY 2019, Quarter 3 (Apr - Jun 2019)

Permitting Timetables

This performance indicator measures whether major infrastructure projects have a complete permitting timetable published on the Permitting Dashboard.

Lead agencies are responsible for coordinating with cooperating and participating agencies to develop and publish a complete permitting timetable for major infrastructure projects which includes all relevant project actions (see Federal Environmental Review and Authorization Inventory) and milestone target dates. The timetable must be uploaded onto the Permitting Dashboard no later than 30 days after the publication of the notice of intent to prepare an environmental impact statement for the major infrastructure project, and must be updated at least once every quarter.

The following evaluation ratings will be used for permitting timetables:

  • Complete and Updated: The permitting timetable included all relevant project actions and milestone target dates, and was published on time.
  • Complete but Submitted Late: The permitting timetable included all relevant project actions and milestone target dates, and was not published on time.
  • Incomplete: The permitting timetable was missing one or more relevant project actions and milestone target dates.
  • Failed to Submit Timetable: The permitting timetable was not published on the Permitting Dashboard.
  • Not Updated: The permitting timetable was not updated during the previous quarter.

Please note: Data reflects the status of the permitting timetable as of the selected quarter.

Lead Agency

The table below lists all major infrastructure projects by lead agency. The project name can be selected to view the project’s permitting timetable.

Project Lead Agency Complete Timetable?
Campo Wind Project with Boulder Brush Facilities Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs Failed to Submit Timetable
Jordan Cove LNG Terminal and Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Office of Energy Projects Complete and Updated
U.S. Route 58/220 Bypass to North Carolina State Line Limited-Access Study Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration Complete and Updated
Mineville Energy Storage Project Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Office of Energy Projects Complete and Updated
Tri-County Access Project Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration Complete and Updated

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One Federal Decision Implementation

This performance indicator measures whether Federal agencies are implementing the One Federal Decision (OFD) framework to process major infrastructure projects.

Under OFD, agencies are required to jointly and cooperatively process environmental reviews and make authorization decisions for major infrastructure projects, develop a single Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), sign a single Record of Decision (ROD) and issue all necessary authorizations within 90 days thereafter, subject to limited exceptions. Lead agencies are responsible for ensuring OFD is being implemented for each major infrastructure project. There are limited instances where the lead agency can grant exceptions to the single EIS and single ROD requirement of OFD. Such instances are categorized as "Yes, Granted Exception" on the scorecard. For more information on the list of exceptions, please see Section XIII of the Memorandum of Understanding for Implementation of One Federal Decision. For more information about OFD generally, please see OMB/CEQ Memorandum M-18-13.

Please note: Data reflects the OFD implementation status as of the selected quarter.

For major infrastructure projects across all agencies, 22 of 23 projects are implementing One Federal Decision.

Project Lead Agency OFD Implementation
Alkali Creek Reservoir Project Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management Yes
Amite River and Tributaries-East of the Mississippi River, Louisiana, Flood Risk Management Feasibility Study Department of the Army, US Army Corps of Engineers - Civil Works Yes
Campo Wind Project with Boulder Brush Facilities Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs No
Coos Bay, Oregon Section 408/204(f) Channel Modification Department of the Army, US Army Corps of Engineers - Civil Works Yes
Crow Creek Pipeline Project Department of Agriculture, US Forest Service Yes

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Elevation Procedures

This performance indicator measures whether agencies have established a process to elevate schedule delay issues to senior agency officials, and whether the process was used when appropriate.

Federal agencies are required to have a procedure to elevate schedule delay issues to the attention of senior agency officials. This process should be implemented whenever milestones will be missed or need to be extended, causing an action’s target completion date to be delayed by 30 or more days.

Please note: Data reflects the status of the elevation procedures as of the selected quarter.

Agency Elevation Procedures Selection
Advisory Council on Historic Preservation Submitted and Approved
Department of Agriculture Submitted and Approved
Department of Commerce Submitted and Approved
Department of Energy Submitted and Approved
Department of Homeland Security Submitted and Approved
Department of the Army Submitted and Approved
Department of the Interior Submitted and Approved
Department of Transportation Submitted and Approved
Environmental Protection Agency Submitted and Approved
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Submitted and Approved
Housing and Urban Development Submitted and Approved
Nuclear Regulatory Commission Submitted and Approved

Meeting-Milestones

This performance indicator measures whether agencies are meeting milestone target dates for major infrastructure projects. This indicator will be evaluated and updated in future Accountability Scorecards after more milestone data has been collected.

Time to Complete Environmental Review

This performance indicator measures the length of time it takes to finish the environmental review and authorization decision process for major infrastructure projects. This indicator will be evaluated and updated in future Accountability Scorecards for major infrastructure projects that have completed the environmental review process.

Cost to Complete Environmental Review

This performance indicator measures the cost to the Federal Government to complete the environmental reviews and authorization decisions for major infrastructure projects. This indicator will be evaluated and updated in future Accountability Scorecards for major infrastructure projects that have completed the environmental review process.