DOT TO STUDY SEPA REFORM IMPACTS.

View NCGA Bill Details2015-2016 Session
House Bill 1003 (Public) Filed Wednesday, April 27, 2016
AN ACT TO DIRECT THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION TO STUDY THE FISCAL IMPACT OF SEPA REFORM, AS RECOMMENDED BY THE ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW COMMISSION.
Intro. by Dixon.

Status: Ref To Com On Transportation (Senate Action) (Jun 16 2016)

SOG comments (1):

Identical Bill

Identical to S 778 filed on 4/27/16.

H 1003

Bill Summaries:

  • Summary date: Jun 14 2016 - More information

    House committee substitute makes the following changes to the 1st edition.

    Requires the Department of Transportation to also send its report on the results of the study and any recommendations for changes to State environmental law to the Joint Legislative Transportation Oversight Committee in addition to the Environmental Review Commission. 


  • Summary date: Apr 27 2016 - More information

    Directs the Department of Transportation to study the impact of reforms to the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) enacted by SL 2015-90 (SEPA Reform).  Specifically directs the Department to assess impacts on transportation project permitting costs and other savings as a result of shortening project construction timelines. Requires the Department to report the results of the study and any recommendations by the Department for other changes in State environmental law that would result in significant cost savings to the Environmental Review Commission no later than December 1, 2016.


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