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Executive Order to Accelerate Economic

Recovery from COVID-19 Emergency by

Expediting Infrastructure Investment



June 17, 2020
On June 4, 2020, the White House released Executive Order (E.O.) 13927, Accelerating the Nation's
Economic Recovery from the COVID-- 19 Emergency by Expediting Infi'astructure Investments and Other
Activities. It includes directives to specific agencies responsible for funding or authorizing certain types
of infrastructure projects or construction-related activities. It also includes directives to the heads of all
federal agencies regarding specific environmental laws commonly applicable to construction-related
projects subject to federal approval. Broadly, it directs agencies to take appropriate steps to use their
lawful emergency authorities and other authorities to respond to the national emergency and to facilitate
the Nation's economic recovery. Additionally, it directs federal agencies to take all reasonable measures
to speed infrastructure investments and to speed other actions ... that will strengthen the economy and
return Americans to work, while providing appropriate protection for public health and safety, natural
resources, and the environment, as required by law.


Directives to Specific Agencies

Sections 3-5 direct specific agencies to take the following actions to facilitate the Nation's economic
recovery for all authorized and appropriated projects they are authorized to perform or to advance:
    *  Section 3 includes directives to the Secretary of Transportation, which could involve
       surface transportation or airport improvement projects eligible to receive financial
       assistance via programs administered by the Department of Transportation. Such projects
       are generally undertaken by municipal, tribal, or state transportation agencies.
    *  Section 4 includes directives to the Secretary of the Army, acting through the Assistant
       Secretary of the Army for Civil Works, to expedite delivery of civil works projects under
       the purview of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which includes projects authorized by
       Congress in a Water Resources Development Act and could include projects undertaken
       by non-federal project sponsors.


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