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Title: Exempts Infrastructure Damaged by Natural Disasters from Environmental Reviews
Vote Smart's Synopsis:
Vote to adopt an amendment to HR 5021 that exempts the reconstruction of any road, highway, railway, bridge, or transit facility damaged by a natural disaster from an environmental review.
- Authorizes any road, highway, railway, bridge, or transit facility that is under construction and has been damaged during a state of emergency declared by the governor or the president to be reconstructed in the same location with the same specifications as before the emergency.
- Exempts a road, highway, railway, bridge, or transit facility being reconstructed under the provisions of this bill from an environmental review, approval, licensing, or permit requirement.