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 … Read moreWebinar on Integrating NEPA and Permitting

Caltrans Authorized to Resume Participation in the NEPA Assignment Program

On March 30, 2017, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) acknowledged receipt of the certifications and that the waiver of immunity is adequate. As a result, effective March 30, 2017, the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is once again authorized to participate in the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Assignment Program, which Caltrans has performed since … Read moreCaltrans Authorized to Resume Participation in the NEPA Assignment Program

FAQ for Air Quality Interagency Consultation (IAC)

1) Is the particulate matter Interagency Consultation process related to air quality conformity? Yes 2) What criteria pollutants is Interagency Consultation related to? PM10 and PM2.5 3) Does Interagency Consultation apply to areas that are in attainment for PM10 and PM2.5? No Does it apply to areas that are in attainment for PM10 and in … Read moreFAQ for Air Quality Interagency Consultation (IAC)

Understanding NEPA Reevaluations

One of the most overlooked tasks when administering a Local Assistance project is the reevaluation of an approved NEPA document or decision. It may sound like yet another challenge to delivering a federal-aid project, but the NEPA reevaluation process can be a simple step in ensuring that your local agency is in compliance and ready … Read moreUnderstanding NEPA Reevaluations