In the latest of a series of Presidential statements on infrastructure permitting, on March 22, 2012 President Obama issued an Executive Order directing pertinent agencies to “coordinate and expedite their reviews . . . to expedite decisions related to domestic pipeline infrastructure projects, ” and in a Presidential Memorandum issued that same day, specifically identified the Cushing to Port Arthur pipeline as a priority. The common themes throughout the various Presidential communications are agency coordination, concurrent review rather than consecutive, incorporation of existing information and transparency through use of the Federal Infrastructure Dashboard at The agencies, including the EPA, Departments of Army, Interior, Commerce, and Transportation, among others, must participate in a Steering Committee, created by Executive Order 13604. A Deputy Secretary or the equivalent from each agency must participate and “facilitate improvements in . . . permitting and review” by the Federal government. Click here for Executive Order 13604 and click here for the March 22, 2012 Presidential Memorandum. See also Executive Orders 13563  and 13580  ordering improved agency coordination and review. The “Pipeline Safety, Regulatory Certainty and Job Creation Act of 2011” may also impact new construction projects by giving PHMSA the ability to recoup its design review costs for pipeline projects valued over $2.5 billion. Pub. L. 112-90, Section 13 (amending 49 U.S.C. § 60117(n)).