H. R. 6387
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
September 12, 2012
Mr. Reed (for himself, Mr. Critz, and Mr. Ribble) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
To direct the Secretary of Transportation to issue categorical exclusions from the requirement that an environmental assessment or environmental impact statement be prepared for highway safety improvement projects, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as the
Remove Unnecessary Roadblocks to Local Transportation
Safety Projects Act of 2012.
Categorical exclusions for highway safety improvement projects
The Secretary of Transportation shall issue categorical exclusions from the requirement that an environmental assessment or an environmental impact statement under section 102 of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4332) be prepared for a highway safety improvement project.
Effect of categorical exclusions
In developing categorical exclusions under subsection (a), the Secretary shall ensure that the actions described in subsection (a) receive the treatment provided for actions under section 771.117(c) of title 23, Code of Federal Regulations, as in effect on the date of enactment of this Act.
Highway safety improvement project defined
In this section, the term highway safety improvement project has the meaning given that term in section 148(a) of title 23, United States Code.