Washington, D.C. – USDA Rural Utilities Service Administrator Brandon McBride announced a new rule governing how Rural Development will review actions affecting natural, historic and cultural resources on March 2.
The rule, which takes effect April 1, applies to actions covered under the National Environmental Policy Act, the National Historic Preservation Act, the Endangered Species Act and other important environmental requirements.
Rural Development is hosting a webinar, titled “New Environmental Regulations for Rural Development- Don’t Fear the NEPA,” to explain the new rule. The webinar will be held at 3 p.m. Eastern on March 14. Those interested can register Here.