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FHWA Update

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A presentation given during the 39th Annual NCPA Concrete Paving Workshop. By Joe Werning, Division Administrator

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FHWA Update

  1. 1. 39th Annual Concrete Conference FHWA Update Joe Werning Division Administrator January 16, 2018
  2. 2. 1. FHWA Nebraska Division Staff Updates 2. FHWA “Non-Career” Leadership Appointments 3. FY 2018 Federal Funding Outlook 4. President’s Infrastructure Plan 5. FAST Act Rescission 6. Executive Order on Streamlining Top Updates
  3. 3. 1. FHWA Nebraska Division Staff Updates - Susan Fallon (Civil Rights Specialist) - Mary Burroughs (Engineering Team Leader) - Andrew Heuerman (Transportation Engineer) Top Updates 2. FHWA “Non-Career” Leadership Appointments - Vacant (No Active Nominee for Administrator) - Brandye Hendrickson (Deputy Administrator) - Mala Parker (Associate Administrator for Policy) - Mark Lillie (Chief Counsel)
  4. 4. Top Updates 3. FY 2018 Federal Funding Outlook for Nebraska Apportionments Obligation Limitation NHPP $176.0 STBG $88.0 HSIP $15.5 RHX $3.7 CMAQ $10.6 PL $1.7 NHFP $8.7 Total $304.2 million $43.3 Billion Nationwide So far, 3 Continuing Resolutions (12/8, 12/22 and 01/19) So far, $81.1 million for Nebraska Need more CRs or Full Appropriations NE should expect about $280 million
  5. 5. Top Updates 4. President’s Infrastructure Plan • White House drafting legislative principles, expect release soon • Potential $200 B direct funding to leverage $1 Trillion investment • Other Focus areas: - broad definition of infrastructure - regulatory reform - streamline project development and permitting - private sector investment (P3) • Need long-term, sustainable funding solution
  6. 6. Top Updates 5. FAST Act Rescission - In law, barring subsequent legislation it will happen. - Totals $7.6 Billion Nationwide (several programs exempt) - Takes place on July 1, 2020 - Plus, annual rescissions exacerbate the funding challenge 6. Executive Order -- Establishing Discipline and Accountability in the Environmental Review and Permitting Process for Infrastructure - E.O. issued 8/15/17 - major infrastructure projects (those that require an EIS) - reduce time from 10 years to 2 years - “One Federal” decision document - additional implementation guidance coming
  7. 7. 39th Annual Concrete Paving Workshop Questions?

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