NSPE Comments on QBS, NEPA at DOT Meeting

NSPE member L. Daniel Tanksley, P.E., F.NSPE, presented remarks on behalf of NSPE at a Department of Transportation regulatory review meeting. NSPE President-Elect Christopher M. Stone, P.E., F.NSPE, LEED AP, Executive Director Larry Jacobson, and Senior Manager of Government Relations Sarah Ogden also attended the meeting. NSPE's remarks focused on two issues: the Federal Highway Administration's and Federal Transit Administration's limiting qualifications-based selection procurement procedures to construction-related projects and the convoluted environmental clearance process.

DOT's regulatory review is a response to Executive Order 13563, which requires all agencies to periodically review their existing regulations to determine whether regulations should be modified, streamlined, expanded, or repealed to make regulatory programs more effective and less burdensome in achieving regulatory objectives.

Workbench Section: 
Date: 
Monday, March 14, 2011