Dear USET/USET SPF Family,
The Federal Permitting Improvement Steering Council (FPISC) has issued a Dear Tribal Leader Letter announcing Tribal consultations on its $5 million transfer to Tribal Nations for the permitting review and authorization process of FAST-41 covered infrastructure projects. The focus of these consultations will be to receive input on what types of resources Tribal Nations need to meaningfully participate in the environmental review and authorization for FAST-41 infrastructure projects. Information shared by Tribal Nations in this consultation will assist the agency in developing the criteria for what types of resources and activities would be eligible for the $5 million allocation.
Details regarding these Tribal consultations are as follows—
Date/Time: February 15, 2023 from 2:00 pm to 3:30pm ET
Date/Time: February 16, 2023 from 3:00pm to 4:30pm ET
Date/Time: February 23, 2023 from 3:00pm to 4:30pm ET
FPISC will send out a framing paper and agenda for these consultations at least 30 days in advance of the first consultation date. Written comments in response to these consultations are due Friday, March 10, 2023
and should be sent to email@example.com. To learn more about FPISC, please refer to the Dear Tribal Leader Letter by clicking here. Questions should be directed to PoQueen Rivera, Director of Tribal Affairs, FPISC, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, please contact Brian Howard, USET SPF Senior Policy Analyst, at email@example.com.