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EPA Launches New Website to Improve Transparency in Permitting

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the launch of a new website – – which is a centralized web-based platform for information about federal environmental permitting. It highlights the EPA’s permitting and environmental review programs and shares information on related statutes and environmental justice initiatives. In support of the EPA’s commitments under Title 41 of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST-41), it also displays the status of EPA permits for large scale infrastructure projects covered by this statute. The website is intended to serve as a resource for the public, permit applicants, and federal agency partners.

Among other things, the new website provides: (1) centralized information about all EPA permitting programs, information on delegations of authority to states and descriptions of other requirements that are often applicable (such as Endangered Species Act and National Historic Preservation Act consultation); (2) public-facing reports and resources, including environmental justice and civil rights in permitting information; (3) FAST-41 information, including an explanation of EPA’s roles under the Act and a table that shows the status of EPA permits needed for FAST-41 projects and project tracking; and (4) Inflation Reduction Act information regarding funding allocated to EPA for improving efficiencies in permitting.

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