Biden’s Executive Orders Has Construction Industry Concerned

“The EOs also show how President Biden will incorporate his priorities into future rulemakings by asking agencies to ‘identify ways the regulatory process can promote public health and safety, economic growth, social welfare, racial justice, environmental stewardship, human dignity, equity and the interests of future generations.'” For transportation projects, “this could mean an increased focus on studying how proposed projects impact minority and other underserved communities.” Goldstein noted that the Biden administration also issued an EO directing OSHA to evaluate whether an emergency temporary standard (ETS) covering all employees and all industries is necessary to combat COVID-19. “ARTBA will evaluate all proposals from the new administration on their merits,” Goldstein said.

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