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S.1397: Federal Permitting Improvement Act of 2013

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about government operations and politics
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Sponsor Rob Portman, R-Ohio
Total Cosponsors 10 (6 Democrats, 1 Independent, 3 Republicans)
Introduced July 30, 2013
Latest Major Action March 11, 2014
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Bill Summary

Federal Permitting Improvement Act of 2013 - Establishes the Federal Permitting Improvement Council to be chaired by a Federal Chief Permitting Officer (Federal CPO) who is an officer of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).

Requires the Federal CPO to: (1) establish an inventory of covered projects for which the review or authorization of the head of any federal agency is pending, (2) develop nonbinding performance schedules for reviews and authorizations of each category of covered projects, and (3) maintain an online database, to be known as the Permitting Dashboard, to track the status of federal reviews and authorizations for any covered project. Defines "covered project" as any construction activity that requires authorization or review by a federal agency and that: (1) involves renewable or conventional energy production, electricity transmission, surface transportation, aviation, ports and waterways, water resource projects, broadband, manufacturing, or any o...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
March 11, 2014 Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Subcommittee on the Efficiency and Effectiveness of Federal Programs and the Federal Workforce. Hearings held. With printed Hearing: S.Hrg. 113-371.
July 30, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.