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Accountability Scorecard for Major Infrastructure Projects

The Accountability Scorecard evaluates agency performance and overall progress in processing environmental reviews and authorization decisions for major infrastructure projects (as defined in Section 3(e) of Executive Order 13807) and achieving the objectives of the Modernize Infrastructure Permitting Cross-Agency Priority Goal.

See FY19 Quarter 3 Highlights.

For the Period: FY 2019, Quarter 3 (Apr - Jun 2019)

Lead agencies are responsible for coordinating with cooperating and participating agencies to develop and publish a complete permitting timetable for major infrastructure projects which includes all relevant project actions (see Federal Environmental Review and Authorization Inventory) and milestone target dates. The timetable must be uploaded onto the Permitting Dashboard no later than 30 days after the publication of the notice of intent to prepare an environmental impact statement for the major infrastructure project, and must be updated at least once every quarter.

The following evaluation ratings will be used for permitting timetables:

  • Complete and Updated: The permitting timetable included all relevant project actions and milestone target dates, and was published on time.
  • Complete but Submitted Late: The permitting timetable included all relevant project actions and milestone target dates, and was not published on time.
  • Incomplete: The permitting timetable was missing one or more relevant project actions and milestone target dates.
  • Failed to Submit Timetable: The permitting timetable was not published on the Permitting Dashboard.
  • Not Updated: The permitting timetable was not updated during the previous quarter.

Please note: Data reflects the status permitting timetable as of the selected quarter.

Permitting Timetables

PROJECTS WITH COMPLETE, UPDATED PERMITTING TIMETABLE

This performance indicator measures whether major infrastructure projects have a complete permitting timetable published on the Permitting Dashboard.

Under OFD, agencies are required to jointly and cooperatively process environmental reviews and make authorization decisions for major infrastructure projects, develop a single Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), sign a single Record of Decision (ROD) and issue all necessary authorizations within 90 days thereafter, subject to limited exceptions. Lead agencies are responsible for ensuring OFD is being implemented for each major infrastructure project. There are limited instances where the lead agency can grant exceptions to the single EIS and single ROD requirement of OFD. Such instances are categorized as "Yes, Granted Exception" on the scorecard. For more information on the list of exceptions, please see Section XIII of the Memorandum of Understanding for Implementation of One Federal Decision. For more information about OFD generally, please see OMB/CEQ Memorandum M-18-13.

Please note: Data reflects the OFD implementation status as of the selected quarter.

One Federal Decision Implementation

PROJECTS IMPLEMENTING ONE FEDERAL DECISION

This performance indicator measures whether Federal agencies are implementing the OFD framework to process major infrastructure projects.

Federal agencies are required to have a procedure to elevate schedule delay issues to the attention of senior agency officials. This process should be implemented whenever milestones will be missed or need to be extended, causing an action’s target completion date to be delayed by 30 or more days.

Please note: Data reflects the status of the elevation procedures as of the selected quarter.

Elevation Procedures

AGENCIES WITH ELEVATION PROCEDURES

This performance indicator measures whether agencies have established a process to elevate schedule delay issues to senior agency officials, and whether the process was used when appropriate.

This indicator will be evaluated and updated in future Accountability Scorecards after more milestone data has been collected.

Meeting Milestones

MILESTONE TARGET DATES MET

This performance indicator measures whether agencies are meeting milestone target dates for major infrastructure projects. This indicator will be evaluated and updated in future Accountability Scorecards after more milestone data has been collected.

This indicator will be evaluated and updated in future Accountability Scorecards for major infrastructure projects that have completed the environmental review process.

Time to Complete

PROJECT TIME

This performance indicator measures the length of time it takes to finish the environmental review and authorization decision process for major infrastructure projects. This indicator will be evaluated and updated in future Accountability Scorecards for major infrastructure projects that have completed the environmental review process.

This indicator will be evaluated and updated in future Accountability Scorecards for major infrastructure projects that have completed the environmental review process.

Cost to Complete Environmental Review

AVERAGE COST

This performance indicator measures the cost to the Federal Government to complete the environmental reviews and authorization decisions for major infrastructure projects. This indicator will be evaluated and updated in future Accountability Scorecards for major infrastructure projects that have completed the environmental review process.