Ohio DOT Saves Time & Money in NEPA Delegation Program

Ohio DOT Saves Time & Money in NEPA Delegation Program

By Nick Goldstein, vice president of regulatory and legal issues, ARTBA The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) says it has saved $32 million in costs relating to construction delays and inflation over four years by participating in the Federal Highway...
EPA Proposes to Leave Ozone Standards Unchanged

EPA Proposes to Leave Ozone Standards Unchanged

By Nick Goldstein, vice president of regulatory and legal issues, ARTBA The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) July 13 announced a proposal to retain the current National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) for ozone. The agency noted that the current...
ARTBA Supports Two Clean Air Act Initiatives

ARTBA Supports Two Clean Air Act Initiatives

By Mark Holan, editorial director, ARTBA ARTBA is supporting two separate U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) initiatives regarding the Clean Air Act. One deals with particulate matter; the other on cost-benefit analysis. In June 29 comments, the association...
New Water Protection Rule Takes Effect Nearly Nationwide

New Water Protection Rule Takes Effect Nearly Nationwide

By Nick Goldstein, vice president of regulatory and legal issues, ARTBA The Trump administration’s new water protection rule June 22 became the law of the land, except in Colorado. Opponents of the “Navigable Waters Protection Rule” (NWPR) a few days earlier convinced...
Trump Order Aims to Speed Transportation Project Delivery

Trump Order Aims to Speed Transportation Project Delivery

By Nick Goldstein, vice president of regulatory and legal issues, ARTBA President Donald Trump wants to reduce environmental review delays so transportation improvement projects can help bolster the nation’s economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. In a June 4...