Title
Overview of Environmental Permitting for Transportation Projects
Report Type Final Report 
Date Published January 2005 
Publication Number 05-4 
Mandate
C 360 L 03
TPAB and LTC Approved
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C 360 L 03
TPAB and LTC Approved
Abstract
The Transportation Performance Audit Board (TPAB) assigned this overview to the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Committee (JLARC). The review emphasizes successful initiatives to increase the speed and reduce the cost associated with the environmental permitting process for transportation projects while maintaining environmental standards. This review has three major components: 1) a review of the current environmental permitting process and streamlining efforts in Washington State; 2) a review of environmental permit streamlining in other states; and 3) a comparison of Washington's streamlining experiences to successful strategies of other states. Information on streamlining programs was gathered through extensive in-person and telephone interviews in Washington and 24 other states.
Author(s)

Steve Lerch, Analyst
Cindi Yates, Project Supervisor

Print Availability Request hard copy from the JLARC Publications Officer
Number of Pages 153 
Keywords WSDOT, DOT, environmental permitting, permits 
Category Transportation