This Cross Agency Priority (CAP) Goal has achieved significant gains and is being institutionalized across the federal government. You can read more about this categorization here and can continue to find modified quarterly progress updates on this page.
Chairman, Council on Environmental Quality
Executive Director, Federal Permitting Improvement Steering Council
Associate Director, Office of Management & Budget
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❝We're working to make a cultural change in the permitting process, by applying predictability, accountability, and transparency to what has been an impenetrable black box.❞
Reduce the time for the Federal Government's processing of environmental reviews and authorization decisions for new major infrastructure projects to an average of two years and provide consistent, coordinated, and predictable Federal environmental reviews and authorization processes for infrastructure projects.
Opportunity to: Improving the Federal environmental review and authorization process will enable infrastructure project sponsors to start construction sooner, create jobs earlier, and fix our Nation’s infrastructure faster while also ensuring that a project’s potential impacts on environmental and community resources are considered and managed throughout the planning process and infrastructure investment strengthens our economic platform, makes America more competitive, creates jobs, increases wages for American workers, and reduces the costs of goods and services for American families and consumers.
January 07, 2021
January 2021 Updates Show Progress on Cross-Agency Priority and Agency Priority Goals
Today, we published progress updates for both Cross-Agency Priority (CAP) Goals and Agency Priority Goals (APGs) for the final quarter of FY2020. These updates highlight recent milestones and accomplishments as well as related initiatives that support progress towards a more modern and effective government.
September 17, 2020