Webinar on Integrating NEPA and Permitting

The Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) Center for Local-aid Support is hosting an Innovation Exchange Webinar on Integrating NEPA and Permitting on May 24, 2017.

Most projects administered by local governments, tribes, and federal land management agencies are documented Categorical Exclusions. The purpose of this webinar is to share ideas and practical measures for concurrent NEPA and permitting reviews when projects do not fall in the category of an EA or EIS.

In this presentation, we’ll consider:

  • Can the NEPA and Permitting process be scalable for projects with Categorical Exclusions?
  • What would an agency need to consider when beginning to establishing a process—is it formal or informal?
  • How can bundling projects help deliver projects faster?
  • How can relationship building help to streamline the process with agency partners?

Presenters of the webinar will include Mike Ruth, of the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) EDC Team,  David Cremer (FHWA’s Federal Lands Highway (FLH) Tribal Transportation Program), George Visio (Jicarilla Apache Nation), Katherine Cheswick (City of Seattle  NEPA/SEPA Permits Coordinator),  and Kevin Rose (FHWA FLH Environmental Team Leader).

Integrating NEPA and Permitting

Wednesday, May 24, 2017
11:00 AM (EST), 8:00 AM (PST)

Click Here to Register for the Seminar – Please register by May 19.

Target Audience: Local Government, Tribes and Nations, Federal Land Management Agencies

NOTE: Must register to participate in the webinar.  The seminar will be recorded and placed on the CLAS website.

For additional information please contact Sharon Gordon at Sharon.Gordon@dot.gov.