Department of Defense November 28, 2017 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Report on Potential Actions To Reduce Regulatory Burdens on Domestic Energy Production
Document Number: 2017-25554
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-11-28
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) has issued a report that examined actions it could take to modify existing regulations that potentially burden the development and use of domestically produced energy resources, such as oil, natural gas, coal, and nuclear energy, as well as renewable energy. The report was required by Executive Order 13783, Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth. The report identifies changes that could be made to several nationwide permits that authorize activities under section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899 and section 404 the Clean Water Act that are associated with domestic energy production and use.