At the request of the Governor of a State, the Administrator may enter into a refinery permitting cooperative agreement with the State, under which each party to the agreement identifies steps, including timelines, that it will take to streamline the consideration of Federal and State environmental permits for a new refinery.
42 U.S. Code § 15952. Federal-State regulatory coordination and assistance
(a) In general
(b) Authority under agreementThe Administrator shall be authorized to—
accept from a refiner a consolidated application for all permits required from the Environmental Protection Agency, to the extent consistent with other applicable law;
enter into memoranda of agreement with other Federal agencies to coordinate consideration of refinery applications and permits among Federal agencies; and
(c) State assistance
(d) Other assistance