This site presents an overview of the origins, evolution,
accomplishments, and lessons learned of the Transportation Permit
Efficiency and Accountability Committee (TPEAC).
Click here to read more about this site. From its start in
2001, TPEAC sought to streamline the environmental permitting process
for transportation projects in Washington State. Successful
streamlining activities must balance permit delivery goals and
environmental protection and can be measured by four criteria:
Reduced project delivery time
Reduced project delivery costs
Increased environmental performance
The Committee's work to improve Washington State's
transportation permitting process serves as a model for collaborative,
multi-stakeholder efforts to increase regulatory efficiency while
maintaining high environmental standards. Read more about TPEAC's
efforts and accomplishments in the TPEAC
folio (March 2006).
We hope this website
provides you with useful information about the TPEAC experience.
Click on the tabs at the top of the page or on the following links to
navigate the site:
The Who, What, When, Where, Why, and How of TPEAC,
including background information, authorizing
legislation, funding, and member organizations.
Access TPEAC's permitting products and related
Learned: Lessons from the TPEAC experience
relating to the collaborative process and
Practitioners Corner: Tips, tools, and
resources to assist in the implementation of TPEAC's
products and the pursuit of similar collaborative
Explore ongoing efforts and areas in need of