How to Streamline Regulations without Harming Historic Resources

The Coalition for American Heritage worked with the National Trust for Historic Preservationthe National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers, and the National Association of Tribal Historic Preservation Officers to suggest ways that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) could streamline the permitting process.  We proposed common-sense improvements to implementation.  Many of these ideas have already been field-tested — they just need to be more widely adopted.

The Coalition for American Heritage supports best practices that will help avoid unnecessary permitting delays without sacrificing important protections for our historic and environmental resources.

We wrote the letter in response to a call for comments from the DOT.  The DOT, like other federal agencies, is trying to implement President Trump’s Executive Order on “Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda,, requiring agencies to reduce the number of regulations.    

To read our letter to the Department of Transportation, click here.