A complex web of federal environmental laws and regulations govern transportation projects of all sizes and scopes. Often, compliance with those laws is costly, time-consuming, and subject to legal challenges that can grind projects to a halt. But sometimes savvy developers can streamline the regulatory process by utilizing certain administrative programs and legal doctrines that allow agencies and private parties to expedite environmental reviews.
This presentation will explore several methods industry executives and their regulating agencies can use to simplify environmental compliance and litigation under three federal environmental laws that routinely impact transportation and infrastructure projects:
- National Environmental Policy Act;
- Endangered Species Act; and
- Clean Water Act.
Kyle Robisch, associate at Venable LLP, will provide a brief overview of each statute and its common applications to transportation projects, describe several fast-tracking strategies available under each statute, and explain how companies and their counsel can best utilize those strategies where possible.
Participants will also be able to ask questions.
Kyle Robisch assists clients with regulatory compliance, permitting, and complex litigation. His practice focuses on a variety of federal environmental laws and their state analogues. He also routinely advises clients appearing both formally and informally before state environmental and administrative agencies.