The Kentucky Chamber of Commerce joined other business organizations from across the country today to strongly support the “Responsibility and Professionally Invigorating Development (RAPID) Act of 2012. If passed, the RAPID Act of 2012 will streamline the process for developers to obtain necessary environmental permits needed for construction in a more efficient and timely manner by coordinating responsibilities among numerous federal agencies. It will allow more state control and review of permits to avoid duplication and shortens the statute of limitations to challenge an environmental impact statement and single environmental assessment from six years to 180 days. This will allow for faster job creation and the nation’s economy to grow faster.
The RAPID Act of 2012 awaits action in the U.S. House Committee on the Judiciary.