Environmental Review Toolkit
 

Synchronizing Environmental Reviews for Transportation and Other Infrastructure Projects
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Figure 1: Detailed Image Description

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Figure 1: Major milestones in a synchronization review for Environmental Impact Statements.

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USDOT NEPA USACE 404 USCG Bridge Services ESA Other (as needed)
Develop Project Plan & Schedule
NOI & Scoping (DOT; ongoing process) Pre-Application (UACE; ongoing process Provide Waterway Data (USACE/DOT; ongoing process) Application Process (USCG; ongoing process) Technical Assistance/Preliminary Species List (ESA; Ongoing process) Insert milestones as needed for other Federal, State, Tribal, or local reviews (Other; ongoing process)
Checkpoint 1: Purpose & Need
NOI & Scoping (DOT; ongoing process) Pre-Application (UACE; ongoing process) Preliminary Navigation Determination (USCG; action) Application Process (USCG; ongoing process) Technical Assistance/Preliminary Species List (ESA; Ongoing process) Insert milestones as needed for other Federal, State, Tribal, or local reviews (Other; ongoing process)
Checkpoint 2: Range of Alternatives
NOI & Scoping (DOT; ongoing process) Pre-Application (UACE; ongoing process)   Application Process (USCG; ongoing process)

ESA Section 7 Consultation (ESA; ongoing process)

Submit BA (DOT; action) (either before or after “Publish DEIS/Comment Period/Preferred Alternative”)

Insert milestones as needed for other Federal, State, Tribal, or local reviews (Other; ongoing process)
Publish DEIS/Comment Period/Preferred Alternative
FEIS Prep (DOT; ongoing process)

Jurisdictional Determination (USACE; action)

Submit Application (DOT; action)

Public Notice of Navigation (USCG; action) Application Process (USCG; ongoing process) ESA Section 7 Consultation (ESA; ongoing process) Insert milestones as needed for other Federal, State, Tribal, or local reviews (Other; ongoing process)
Checkpoint 3: Preliminary LEDPA/Conceptual Mitigation/Final Biological Opinion
FEIS Prep (DOT; ongoing process)   Adjudicate Navigation Comments (USCG; action) + Public Notice of Navigation (USCG; action) Address Environmental Comments (DOT; action) + Application Process (USCG; ongoing process)

Submit Revised BA as needed (DOT; action)

Concurrence Letter/Biological Opinion (ESA; action)

Insert milestones as needed for other Federal, State, Tribal, or local reviews (Other; ongoing process)
Publish FEIS/USACE Public Notice
ROD (DOT; action) ROD/Permit Decision (USACE; action)

ROD (USCG; action) + Application Process (USCG; ongoing process)

Complete Application (DOT; action) + Application Process (USCG; ongoing process)

Permit Decision (USCG; action)

    Decision (Other; action)

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