Navigating Environmental Compliance for Public-Private Partnership Projects
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Navigating Environmental Compliance for Public-Private Partnership Projects

The enormous deficit in public transportation funding, coupled with appetite from  capital markets, have increasingly triggered the use of public-private partnerships (P3s) to design, build, finance, operate, and maintain the largest and most expensive transportation projects. The use of P3 delivery methods brings with it new challenges for navigating complex federal environmental requirements that govern infrastructure project development.  Nossaman partners Robert Thornton and David Miller discuss innovative solutions to these challenges in a new paper published in the American Bar Association’s Natural Resources & Environment journal. 

To learn more about the issues surrounding environmental compliance for P3 projects, click here.  As the article discusses, to take full advantage of P3 project delivery, transportation agencies should structure the environmental evaluation and permitting process to preserve project developer innovation and flexibility.  Federal environmental law is evolving to accommodate P3 project delivery methods while complying with NEPA requirements for an objective and robust environmental evaluation of project impacts, alternatives and mitigation measures.   

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  • David J. Miller
    Partner

    David Miller assists clients on a variety of complex land use and environment related matters, including matters dealing with the National Environmental Policy Act, Section 4(f) of the Department of Transportation Act, and the ...

  • Robert D. Thornton
    Partner

    Robert Thornton specializes in advising state and regional infrastructure authorities on environmental issues regarding large infrastructure projects.  He has successfully defended more than $12 billion in regional ...

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