FHWA Postpones Rule Establishing GHG Reporting Standards for Federal Highway Projects
The Federal Highway Administration (FHA) has further postponed the effective date of a rule establishing natural performance management standards for federal highway projects. The rule requires local and state transportation planners to measure and account for the greenhouse gas emissions of highway projects that receive federal funding. The effective date of the rule has been postponed until May 20, 2017.
The rule was originally postponed earlier this year, in accordance with a White House memorandum calling for freeze of new and pending regulations to give the new administration time to review those regulations before they went into effect. The memorandum specified that the effective date of rules that had already been published in the federal register (which was the case for this rule) should be postponed until March 21, 2017.
The full text of the rule is available here:
- National Performance Management Measures; Assessing Performance of the National Highway System, Freight Movement on the Interstate System, and Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program, 82 Fed. Reg. 5970 (Jan. 18, 2017)