S.1081 - Project Delivery Improvement Act of 2011112th Congress (2011-2012)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Murkowski, Lisa [R-AK] (Introduced 05/26/2011)|
|Committees:||Senate - Environment and Public Works|
|Latest Action:||05/26/2011 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.1081 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (05/26/2011)
Project Delivery Improvement Act of 2011 - Authorizes a state to select without competitive bidding or the approval of the Secretary of Transportation (DOT) one or more proprietary, patented, or experimental products for use in a federal-aid highway project. Declares that state use of such products shall not affect the eligibility of the state or highway project to receive federal funding.
Repeals certain parkland preservation requirements prohibiting the Secretary from approving a transportation program or project requiring the use of public park lands unless there is no feasible alternative to the use of such land.
Makes the lead agency responsible for determining the purpose of and need for a project.
Decreases from 180 days to 90 days after publication in the Federal Register of a notice that a permit, license, or approval for a highway or public transportation capital project is final the deadline for filing a claim seeking judicial review of the permit, license, or approval. Places the burden of proof of the claim on the claimant.
Authorizes a state to designate a highway project as a categorical exclusion (that does not involve significant environmental impact).
Revises U.S. policy on public lands and wildlife and waterfowl refuges to exclude historic sites. Authorizes the Secretary to approve a transportation program or project (other than a park road or parkway project) requiring the use of a park, recreation area, or wildlife and waterfowl refuge only if the Governor of the state (or mayor or chief executive of the city, county, or borough with management responsibility for or ownership of the area) agrees that such project is the preferred alternative.