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AB 2919 (Frazier) Transportation: permits

Status:Assembly Transportation Committee
Existing law, on or before April 1, 2018, requires the Secretary of Transportation, in consultation with the Secretary of the Natural Resources Agency, to establish a Transportation Permitting Taskforce consisting of the Secretary of Transportation, the Secretary of the Natural Resources Agency, and the Chair of the California Transportation Commission, or their designees, and representatives of specified entities.
Existing law requires the taskforce to develop a process for early engagement of all parties in the development of transportation projects to reduce permit processing time, establish reasonable deadlines for permit approvals, and provide for greater certainty of permit approval requirements.
Existing law requires the Secretary of Transportation, on or before December 1, 2019, to prepare and submit to the appropriate policy and fiscal committees of the Legislature a report of findings based on the efforts of the taskforce, as specified.
This bill would state the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation that would require all permitting agencies that interact with the Department of Transportation, including, but not limited to, the Department of Fish and Wildlife, the State Water Resources Control Board, and the California Coastal Commission, to approve and complete permits within a 2-year timeframe.
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Last Updated:March 22, 2018