The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) today issued a proposed rulemaking to reverse a regulation put in place in the final days of the Obama Administration, requiring states to measure greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions on highways as part of the planning process for transportation improvement projects. FHWA pointed out that a GHG measure was not required by statute and is a burdensome and unnecessary addition to the planning review.
FHWA limited the comment period to 30 days in an effort to eliminate this requirement before states would be required to implement it. AGC has highlighted this issue in communications with FHWA as part of the Trump Administrations efforts to reduce regulatory requirements. AGC CEO Stephen Sandherr also met with Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao early in her term and pointed out this rule as part of a long litany of regulations that AGC believes DOT should eliminate.
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